Bachelor’s degree programme 6.050202, Automatic Control and Computer-integrated Technologies

Qualification awarded: 
Bachelor of Automatic Control and Computer-integrated Technologies
Level of qualification : 
Bachelor
Specific admission requirements: 
None. The enrollment is carried out on the general grounds.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: 
None
Profile of the programme: 
Automatic Control and Computer-integrated Technologies is a field of training aimed at automatic control systems for technological processes of production in different branches of industry and modern high technologies the implementation of which is impossible without integrated application of computers, both during designing and in operation.
The total amount of the curriculum is 240 ECTS credits, including module of humanities — 24 credits, module of social, fundamental, natural, and general economics subjects — 60 credits, module of professional and practical training — 156 credits, which, together with the previous cycles of training, ensures the necessary qualification level.
Key learning outcomes: 

1. Subject area knowledge

  • Main concepts and methods of mathematical analysis, analytic geometry, linear algebra, operational calculus, integral transformations, theory of probability, mathematical statistics, and numerical methods of mathematics.
  • Main concepts, laws, and models of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, oscillations and waves, quantum physics, statistical physics and thermodynamics,chemical systems, reactive abilities of substances, ecology.
  • Main sections of electroengineering, electronics, microcircuit and microprocessor engineering, applied mechanics, theory of hydro- and gas-dynamics, heat engineering, and analysis of technological processes.
  • Mathematical deterministic and probabilistic models of simplest systems of processes in natural sciences and engineering.
  • Methods of information theory.
  • Methods and facilities of measurement of technological parameters, principles of constructing and application of devices and systems of automatic inspection in industry, their metrological aids.
  • Methods of the theory of automatic control and adjustment.
  • Typical technological processes.
  • Methods of construction of mathematical models of controlled objects.
  • Modern computer technologies.
  • Main technical facilities of automation of technological processes and their operational characteristics.
  • Principles of construction and functioning of systems of automation for technological processes, ways and principles of control of technological objects of control.
  • Hardware and software for automatic control systems.

2. Cognitive skills and habits from the subject

  • Ability to use knowledge and practical habits from fundamental and professional-profiled subjects in processes of analysis of technological apparatus and that of technological processes as objects of control.
  • Ability to develop mathematical models of technological objects and control systems using computer technologies.
  • Ability to apply main methods of analysis and synthesis in development of systems of automation of type processes.
  • Ability to apply methods of calculation, constructing,programing, and design of software of automation.
  • Ability to analyze information streams in order to determine the frequency of collection and discretization levels of signals for systems of information management, processing,and transmission; including those for systems of real temporary scale.
  • Ability to develop algorithms of automatic adjustment, program and logic control, signalization, and protection with the application of languages for programing the controllers or basing on libraries of controllers algorithms.
  • Ability to analyze functional schemes of automation for observance of the norms of labour and environment protection and safety.

3. Practical skills

  • Skills in applying body of mathematics for applied problems of automation.
  • Skills in investigating a model with taking into account the hierarchy of the structure and the estimation of the limits of validity of the obtained results.
  • Skills in processing the experimental data.
  • Skills in programming and using applied and specialized computer-integrated media for problems solving in automation.
  • Habits of development and analysis of checking and controlling systems on the basis of controllers and microprocessors; habits in creating programs for them.
  • Skills in adjusting, graduating, and determining the metrologic characteristics of individual instrumentations of measurement and measuring systems with a help of schemes of metrological checking using standard means of measuring, simulators of signals, etc.
  • Skills in debugging for adjusting devices and automated control systems.

4. General skills and comprehension

  • Ability to take into account main economic laws, ecological principles and to apply elements of sociocultural competence.
  • Skills in taking into account processes of sociopolitical history of Ukraine, legal principles and ethic norms in industrial and social activities.
  • Ability to apply the knowledge in practice.
  • Ability to self- studying and to further professional development.
  • Habits of communication, including oral and written communication in Ukrainian and, at least, of one of widespread European languages.
  • Habits of interaction with other people, skills in work in teams.
  • Formation of national understanding of statehood, conscientious observance of human rights, freedoms, and obligations as well as those of the citizen of Ukraine.
  • Estimation of modern processes and problems of social-political life of this country from the point of view of historic events and geopolitical conditions of Ukraine.
  • Formation of political conscience and political culture as well as political activity, creative initiative in solving modern problems.
  • Skills of self-organizing and effective time management.
  • Habits of communication, including oral and written communication in Ukrainian and, at least, of one of widespread European languages.
  • Ensuring good conditions in culture end everyday life and reproduction expenditures of labour, healthy life style, favourable psychological spirit in working team.
  • Mastering and realization of scientific and cultural achievements of world civilization with respectful and tolerant attitude to different cultures, religions, and human rights.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: 
The generalized object of activity of the Bachelor in Automatic Control and Computer-integrated Technologies includes systems of automation and computer-integrated technologies in different branches of industry. Productive and servicing structures of industrial enterprises, designing and research establishments as well as mounting organizations are also included in the sphere of activity of the Bachelor in Automatic Control and Computer-integrated Technologies. The duties of the Bachelor: participation in development of automated technological processes and their operation, application of computer technologies, carrying out designing and mounting works of automation systems and their adjustment, carrying out repair works, as well as participation in scientific investigations in the branch of improvement of automated systems.

Professional profile: specialist in automation and computer-integrated technologies

Carrying out preparatory works for adjustment of automation systems; adjustment of measuring instrumentations and systems of measurement, ensuring and conducting their metrological checking; adjustment of regulating devices of automated control for technological processes; setting and adjustment of software for controllers; diagnostics of the current state of a technological object; passing and implementation of decisions on ensuring the functioning of the automated control system of a technological process; diagnostics of the technical state of facilities of automation; diagnostics of the state of software for intellectual instrumentations.

Professional profile: specialist in design of automation systems

Pre-designing analysis of a technological process as an object of controlling; use of computer media for developing and identification of mathematical models of technological objects, creation of the functional scheme of the developed automation system by means of computer graphics with the use of AutoCAD, Visio, etc. media; necessary calculations of automation facilities; selection of technical means for creating the automation system; working out the identification tables of parts of the chosen automation facilities.

Professional profile: specialist in investigation and development of controlling systems for technological processes

Analysis of constructional and technological peculiarities of the technological object of controlling and its technological regulations; choice of the variables to be controlled; calculation of hydrodynamic, thermodynamic, and thermotechnical parameters of the technological object, creation of its mathematical model, active and passive experiments for identification of the technological object; use of methods of planinng of the experiment; analysis of changes in output values of quantities under the changes in the load of the technological object according to the mathematical model, linearization of the mathematical model in the case of the need in it; application of computer media (MALTAB, SIMULINK, MATCAD, MATHEMATICA, MAPLE, etc.) for processing the experimental data; determination of main disturbances and possibilities of their compensation according to the chosen channels of regulating actions; synthesis of the structure of the automated control system and its implementation with a help of a library of standard algorithms of controllers or programming; selection of technical means for carrying out the regulating action with taking into account the estimated performances of the final control element; determining the optimal parameters of the adjustment of the automated regulator in temporal and frequency ranges with a help of computer experiment; determining the necessity of automatic-frequency control, choice of the algorithm of the automatic-frequency control in the case of necessity.
Access to further studies: 
The Bachelor in Automatic Control and Computer-integrated Technologies can continue his/her training in the university in the second level of higher education Master/Specialist in the specialties:
  • Automated Control for Chemical-technological Processes;
  • Automated Control for Technological Processes and Productions of Food and Processing Industries;
  • Automated Control for Technological Processes in Thermal Power Stations;
  • Automated Control in Energy Consumption and Account of Energy Resources.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading: 
Provisional Regulation on knowledge evaluation and recognition of student’s rating in the credite-module system of training.
Graduation requirements: 
Completed training curriculum amounting to 240 credits, successfully defensed Bachelor’s qualification work.
Mode of study: 
Full-time training, extra-mural training, external
Programme director: 
Prof. Eugen P. Pistun , Doctor of technical sciences.