Industrial Automation

PeriodKwartiel 1-2
Max participants32
ContactMark Rijkeboer | | 088 - 019 6196
Type of minorB: Toegankelijk voor enkele hbo-opleidingen (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Applied Physics)
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Industrial AutomationThe Industrial Automation minor focuses on the automation of production processes and systems.

This minor provides you with the basic knowledge about the automation of these systems. Topics like sensors, actuators, industrial networks, control & monitoring systems (PLC and Scada), machine vision, analysis of production and optimization systems, will be adressed.





Industrial AutomationSaxion student of the following full time programs can enroll in the minor Industrial Automation: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Applied Physics.

Requirements to be admissable: having successfully passed the propaedeutic exam of one of these bachelor programs. Mechanical Engineering students should have completed all Automation courses of the second year.

It is advised to have succeeded one or more courses on programming.


Industrial AutomationThe following topics will be addressed:

sensors, actuators, PLC;s, Scada, industrial networks, vision hardware, vision software, production system modeling, simulation, planning & optimization.



The minor is organized as a contiguous block of two quarters.

Every student participates in the Project Industrial Automation and enrolls in the following modules:

  • Actuators & Sensors
  • Control & Monitoring Systems
  • Vision

Selection & dimensioning of drive and drive control systems

  • Selection of sensors
  • Software engineering of control & monitoring systems
  • Vision systems design
  • Vision algorithms development
  • System development following a systems engineering approach

The courses are being examined through a mix of practical assignments, group assignments, individual written / online examinations and a project assignment.

Mark Rijkeboer
088 - 019 6196