Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor Electrical Engineering Dual
Type of degree:FH BachelorĀ“s Degree Programme
 Winter Semester 2021

Course unit titlePLC Programming
Course unit code074742056103
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2021
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated3
Name of lecturer(s)Clemens Romed MAIER

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Modules "Electronics", "Electrical Engineering" and "Computer Science", Semester 1 to 4

Course content
  • Structure and function of programmable logic controllers(PLCs)
  • Design patterns for control programs (logic controls, sequence controls, regulators)
  • Programming languages of IEC 61131-3
Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to explain the operation and performance characteristics of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), design control programs, and implement them using IEC-61131 programming languages.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, laboratory activities

Assessment methods and criteria

Final written exam



Recommended or required reading
  • John, Karl-Heinz / Tiegelkamp, Michael: IEC 61131-3: Programming Industrial Automation Systems Concepts and Programming Languages, Requirements for Programming Systems, Decision-Making Aids
  • Daniel Kandray: Programmable Automation Technologies, Industrial Press, 2010
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face to face

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