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Process Automation Engineering Department

Automation engineering is a field of science combining engineering and the management of information, so that different systems can work effectively in every aspect such as cost of production, quality of products, safety of work, environment and ability to adjust production rates to respond to the demands of the market, as well as the administration and management in the industry.

Automation engineers are experts who have the knowledge and ability to design, create, develop and manage systems, for example, factory automation, process automation as well as building and home automation to make the systems work by themselves or require a minimum number of personnel.

 

Automation tools

Engineers can now have numerical control over automated devices. The result has been a rapidly expanding range of applications and human activities. Computer-aided technologies (or CAx) now serve as the basis for mathematical and organizational tools used to create complex systems. Notable examples of CAx include Computer-aided design (CAD software) and Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM software). The improved design, analysis, and manufacture of products enabled by CAx has been beneficial for industry.

Information technology, together with industrial machinery and processes, can assist in the design, implementation, and monitoring of control systems. One example of an industrial control system is a programmable logic controller (PLC). PLCs are specialized hardened computers which are frequently used to synchronize the flow of inputs from (physical) sensors and events with the flow of outputs to actuators and events.

 

Different types of automation tools exist:

  • ANN - Artificial neural network
  • DCS - Distributed Control System
  • HMI - Human Machine Interface
  • SCADA - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
  • PLC - Programmable Logic Controller
  • Instrumentation
  • Motion control
  • Robotics

 

Scope

Automation engineering is the integration of standard engineering fields and management information technology. "Management information technology" refers to a combination of information technology, communication, networking management and information management.

 

Work and career after graduation

Graduates can work for both government and private sector entities such as industrial production, companies that create (ABB, Emerson, Avandsis Group, Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, NOC&A, etc.)  and use automation systems (SOCAR, BP, and other industry areas such as paper industry, automotive industry or food and agricultural industry). Graduates can work on other systems that are not industries such as building and home automation.

 

Job Description

Information systems relate to the creation and application of technology to monitor or control the production and delivery of products and services by the International Society of Automation and the Automation Federation. Automation engineers can design, program, simulate and test automated machinery and processes that will complete the work . Automation engineers usually are employed in industries such as car manufacturing or food processing plants, robots or machines used for implementation. Automation engineers are responsible for detailed design specifications and other documents in their creations.

 

Necessary skills

Automation engineers must have these qualities :

  • Understand about computer programming and software development
  • Creative thinking
  • Detail-oriented personality
  • Excellent proficiency
  • Ability to communicate well with other members of the development team

 

Currently, a total of 53 students are studying at undergraduate level in Process Automation Engineering.

Process Automation Engineering (BSc, 5 Years)

COURSE SHEDULE

 

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION), SEMESTER 1
Course ID Title

In class hours (T + P + L)

Credits ECTS
ENG 101 English 1 0 + 20 + 0 20
CICT 101 Computer and Information-Communication Technologies 4 + 0 + 4 8

 

 

YEAR 1 (FAUNDATION), SEMESTER 2
Course ID Title

In class hours (T + P + L)

Credits ECTS
ENG 102 English 2 0 + 20 + 0 20
EAC 102 Engineering Applications of Computers  3 + 0 + 5 8

 

 

YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1
Course ID Title

In class hours (T + P + L)

Credits ECTS
MATH 221 Mathematics 1 3 + 2 + 0 6.25
PHYS 221 Physics 1 2 + 1 + 2 6.25
PAE 201 Programming and computer applications 1             2 + 0 + 3 6.25
PAE 407 Computers application for technical documentation 2 + 3 + 0 6.25
NME 224 Numerical methods in engineering 2 + 2 + 0 5

 

 

YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2
Course ID Title

In class hours (T + P + L)

Credits ECTS
MATH 222 Mathematics 2 3 + 2 + 0 6.25
PHYS 222 Physics 1 2 + 1 + 2 6.25
PAE 202 Programming and computer applications 2 2 + 0 + 3 6.25
PAE 204 Introduction to process automation 3 + 0 + 2 6.25
PAE 206 Electric materials 1 + 1 + 0 2.5
PAM 208 Electrical safety 1 + 1 + 0 2.5
PAE 290 Practice 4 weeks 6

 

 

YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1
Course ID Title

In class hours (T + P + L)

Credits ECTS
MATH 321 Mathematics 3 3 + 2 + 0 6.25
PAE 301 Electrical engineering 1 2 + 1 + 2 6.25
PAE 303 Electrical measurements 3 + 0 + 2 6.25
PE 321 Petroleum-gas and petroleum - chemistry technologies 3 + 1 + 0 5
SEMC 321 Semiconductors 3 + 0 + 2 5

 

 

YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2
Course ID Title

In class hours (T + P + L)

Credits ECTS
PAE 302 Electrical engineering 2 2 + 1 + 1 5
PAE 304 Signal and data processing  2 + 0 + 2 5
PE 322 Engineering mechanics 2 + 0 + 1 3.75
PAE 306 Digital electronics 3 + 0 + 2 6.25
PAE 308 Analog electronics 3 + 0 + 2 6.25
PAE 310 Electromechanical devices 2 + 0 + 1 6.25
PAE 390 Practice 4 weeks 6

 

 

YEAR 4, SEMESTER 1
Course ID Title

In class hours (T + P + L)

Credits ECTS
PAE 401 Control Theory 1 3 + 0 + 2 6.25
PAE 403 Microprocessors 2 + 0 + 2 5
PAE 405 Measurement of non - electrical quantities 2 + 0 + 2 5
PAE 407 Control of  electromechanical systems 3 + 0 + 1 5
ECON 421 Economy 2 + 1 + 0 3.75
PAE 409 Optional subject 1 3 + 0 + 1 5

 

 

YEAR 4, SEMESTER 2
Course ID Title

In class hours (T + P + L)

Credits ECTS
PAE 402 Control Theory 2 3 + 0 + 2 6.25
PAE 404 Programmable logic controllers  2 + 0 + 2 5
PAE 406 System identification 3 + 0 + 2 6.25
PAE 408 Processes control 4 + 0 + 2 8
PAE 410 Optional subject 2 3 + 0 + 1 5
PAE 490 Practice 4 week 6

 

 

YEAR 5, SEMESTER 1
Course ID Title

In class hours (T + P + L)

Credits ECTS
PAE 501 Automatized control systems of Industry 2 + 2 + 0 5
PAE 503 Digital signal and data processing 2 + 0 + 2 5
PAE 505 Automation of technological processes 3 + 0 + 2 6.25
PAE 507 Supervisor control and data acquisition 3 + 0 + 2 6.25
PAE 509 Industrial computer networks 2 + 0 + 1 3.75
PAE 511 Optional subject 3 2 + 0 + 1 3.75

 

 

YEAR 5, SEMESTER 2
Course ID Title

In class hours (T + P + L)

Credits ECTS
PAE 590 Practice 14 weeks 21
PAE 500 Graduation Work    10

 

Process Automation Engineering (BSc, 5 Years)

PAE - Process Automation Engineering

COURSE SHEDULE