Automation

120 ECTS credits (start autumn-12)
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Overview

Profile - General Content

The programme gives the student basic knowledge in the area of automation technologies and their applications. The intention with the program is to offer a shorter continuing professional development for the one who has taken a technically-oriented programme in the upper-secondary school or who has worked with technology in some form and who wants to specialize in the area of automation technologies. The programme is given completely in the form of distance education to make studies possible also for the one who for various reasons wants to study from the place of residence. After completion of the programme, the student receives a University Diploma.

A credit corresponds to a credit point in European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Qualification Awarded

The education leads up to a first-cycle qualification with the description Higher Education Diploma with specialization in Electrical Engineering.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2016-June-06

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish. However, the teaching could be carried out in English.

Level

First cycle

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

50

Admission

Prerequisites

For admission to the study programme, general entry requirements are required.

Read more about general admission requirements.

Admission Criteria

In the case of more qualified applicants than available places for the current programme start, a selection is made. This is done in the following way:
Selection to the programme takes place when all qualified applicants can not be offered places. This is done by means of various types of tariffs/grade average dependent on which type of education the application refers to and which background the applicant had. The applicant can belong to several selection groups parallelly and then participates in the selection within respective group.

Grade-based selection:
BG - grade average in the 0-20 scale:
Final school grades from the upper-secondary school programmes, final school grades from the upper-secondary school, adult education at upper-secondary level, foreign grades and transcript of courses and grades of the upper-secondary school.
BF - assessment:
Folk high school with certificate of general/general entry requirements and student assessment. The distribution of locations between the two grade-based groups are made in proportion to the number of applicants in each group.
SA - late applications:
This selection group is for late applications. An applicant that has sent in a too late application is placed in this selection group and is assigned tariff after day of arrival.

Examination-based selection:
HP - the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test
In the examination-based selection all qualified applicants with a valid Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test participate. The lowest accepted result to participate in the examination-based selection is 0.1 points.

Other applicants:
The applicant that satisfies the requirement of entry requirements but lacks a tariff can only be admitted provided that all in the above groups have been offered places.
DA Direct admission can take place under certain circumstances through individual review.

Distribution of places:
At the admission to a study programme, 67 % of the places should be distributed in a grade-based selection and 33 % in an examination-based selection. An applicant that satisfies the requirements for both the selection groups should be included in both.

Qualified applicants with the same qualifications:
If two or several applicants to an alternative at first- and second cycle have the same tariff, lots will be drawn.
For complete information about selection, see the admission regulations of BTH.

Admission Procedure

Read about the admission procedure.

Recognition of prior studies and studies abroad

Student who has been admitted to the programme and has earlier completed a course that corresponds to a course within the programme, can apply for recognition of prior studies. If possible, the student will be offered admission to an alternative course. Studies abroad within the programme can normally be partly or fully recognised. In these cases a decision is made via the Learning Agreement, prior the study period.

Read more about studying abroad.

Practical Information

Practical information is found under 'Prospective students'.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2016-June-06

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish. However, the teaching could be carried out in English.

Level

First cycle

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

50

Learning Outcomes

Profile - General Content

The programme gives the student basic knowledge in the area of automation technologies and their applications. The intention with the program is to offer a shorter continuing professional development for the one who has taken a technically-oriented programme in the upper-secondary school or who has worked with technology in some form and who wants to specialize in the area of automation technologies. The programme is given completely in the form of distance education to make studies possible also for the one who for various reasons wants to study from the place of residence. After completion of the programme, the student receives a University Diploma.

A credit corresponds to a credit point in European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Learning outcomes

In addition to the nationally regulated aims, which are found in section 8, the following aims apply to the education:

After completion of the education, the student should:
- be able to take responsibility for complex automatic process technical systems.
- to a certain extent be able to develop automatic process technical systems from an automation perspective.
- have good ability to implement improvements in automatic process technical systems.
- have both good theoretical as practical awareness about automatic control and automation technologies, the electro - and measuring technique and industrial computer technology.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2016-June-06

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish. However, the teaching could be carried out in English.

Level

First cycle

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

50

Structure

Mode of delivery

The table below describes a recommended order of compulsory courses included in the programme. Some of the courses of the programme are coordinated by several programmes which can influence the order and the placing of the courses in time. Therefore, we make a reservation against possible changes during the time of the education.

The aim of the study programme is achieved through the courses that are included in the higher education qualification. Assessment and examination take place at course level or parts of the course level and details concerning examination and grading are in respective course syllabus.

During the time of the education, the programme is evaluated both in its entirety and for each course and the evaluations form the basis of continued development work.

NOTE! It is the start term of the course that is stated below. See each course to find out the actual length of the course.
 

Courses autumn semester 2011

Compulsory courses

Distance Communication, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During the course the student obtain basic knowledge and skills to successfully be able to continue studies at distance within the Mechanical Engineering area. The course also introduces the student to technical means and software used for technical collaboration online with purpose that the student shall be able to use the technology in future work where contact with clients often take place through distance based technology. The purpose of the course is also for the student to get an introduction to technical documentation and information retrieval as well as verbal presentation/ representation.

Read all information about the course 'Distance Communication' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses autumn semester 2012

Compulsory courses

Distance Communication, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During the course the student obtain basic knowledge and skills to successfully be able to continue studies at distance within the Mechanical Engineering area. The course also introduces the student to technical means and software used for technical collaboration online with purpose that the student shall be able to use the technology in future work where contact with clients often take place through distance based technology. The purpose of the course is also for the student to get an introduction to technical documentation and information retrieval as well as verbal presentation/ representation.

Read all information about the course 'Distance Communication' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Mathematics 2, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During the course the student will obtain the basic knowledge of mathematics necessary for the course Mathematics 3 at Blekinge Technical Institute.

Read all information about the course 'Mathematics 2' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Mathematics 3, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The purpose of the course is that the student obtain knowledge in mathematics required for studies in several programmes at Blekinge Institute of Technology and as a basic preparation for Mathematics 4.

Read all information about the course 'Mathematics 3' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Industrial computer systems and data communication, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
After completing the course students will have acquired basic knowledge concerning industrial computer systems and different modes of communication available in the industry. Students will acquire basic knowledge of methods and techniques, codes and standards.

Read all information about the course 'Industrial computer systems and data communication' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses autumn semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Energy and chemical engineering, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The purpose of the course is to create understanding for basic thermodynamics and chemistry, along with energy and chemical process technologies. This knowledge is important to understand the transformation of energy and the industrial processes transformation of raw material to final products. Furthermore, the course aims to create understanding of future needs in terms of energy and material, and energy production and chemical processes for a sustainable development.

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Mathematics 4, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During the course the student will obtain the basic knowledge of mathematics necessary for the study of engineering at Blekinge Technical Institute as well as gain an understanding for mathematical applications, mainly in the field of science and technology.

Read all information about the course 'Mathematics 4' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2014

Compulsory courses

Process engineering, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course aims to give students an understanding of unit operations (process steps in chemical engineering) and energy technology systems in the process industry, thermal power stations and treatment plants, and how these can be designed regarding product quality and energy efficiency, but also from an economic and environmental perspective. Furthermore, the course aims to provide an understanding of the principles behind monitoring of the various process steps and insight into the challenges that the process industry faces today and in the future.

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Mathematics for Automation, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course aims to participants obtain the basic knowledge in mathematics required for activities in the field of automation technology.

Read all information about the course 'Mathematics for Automation' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses autumn semester 2014

Compulsory courses

Courses spring semester 2015

Courses autumn semester 2015

Compulsory courses

Electric power, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
This course provides the fundamentals of :
• Electrical concepts and quantities
• Circuit Theory
• Measurement and sensors and actuators
• Methods of data analysis
• Electric power
• Commercial digital and computer technology and industrial data communications
• PLC programming

The course includes both theoretical and practical sessions and exercises.

The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Courses spring semester 2016

Compulsory courses

Automation technology, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course will provide the basics in the areas of instrumentation, control and monitoring technology and automation. Students come on their own to design and program simple automated systems and gain knowledge on how to operate more complex systems. Both theoretical and practical parts are included in the course. Even a small section on reliability and maintenance engineering are included.

The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Diploma project, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
An independent project in a relevant field shall be conducted and presented both orally and in writing. The work should primarily be performed in an industrial environment.

The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Written Work

The programme is completed by a degree project.

International element

The programme does not contain any specific arrangements to study abroad. Distance education, however, involve possibilities for the student to alone choose from where the studies should be carried out, e g from abroad.

Read about study abroad

Job Profiles

Students with a higher education qualification from the programme can work within both private and public activities as technicians or operators. Example of tasks can be automation of process industries or of municipal water - or waste water outlets.

The education has no specific preparation for international work.

Further Studies

A student with a higher education qualification of 120 credits from the programme can generally not apply for further studies at second-cycle level.

Programme Advisory Board

The programme has a Programme Council that has the assignment of ensuring the usability of the education on and for the labour market.

The Programme Council consists of students, external representatives and teachers and representatives of the main field of study.

The Programme Council meets 2 times a year.

Contact for the Programme Council is: Stefan Sjödahl.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2016-June-06

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish. However, the teaching could be carried out in English.

Level

First cycle

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

50

Examination

Qualification Awarded

The education leads up to a first-cycle qualification with the description Higher Education Diploma with specialization in Electrical Engineering.

Assessment and grading

Assessment and examination vary between different courses in the programme. See information for respective course in the programme.

Programme Evaluations

Alumni

The programme is new and has therefore still no alumni.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2016-June-06

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish. However, the teaching could be carried out in English.

Level

First cycle

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

50

 

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