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Automation - Possibilities and Challenges 5 Credits

The main purpose of the course revolves around introduction of the applications that automation systems could have for production and manufacturing operations. The course consists of different themes, including industrial robotics, automation equipment and hardware components, as well as practical insights and discussions on why and how to automate in productions.

Course Contents

Within the area of increasing automation solutions in production systems there are several challenges as well as opportunities in order to manage to select, develop or order an efficient, flexible and supportive automation solution. In the course different types of automation strategies and possibilities are explored and related to flexibility, cost efficiency and flexibility.

The course includes the following elements:
- Introduction to different automation solutions, e.g dedicated versus flexible, robot or single axis movements, definition, grippers
- Selection of tasks possible to automate
- Technologies within automation, e.g. sensors, gripping technologies, …
- Conceptual design of automation task
- Benchmarking automation technologies


The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management or Civil Engineering or equivalent, and 15 credits Mathematics. English Language requirements corresponding to English 6 in the Swedish upper secondary school (or the equivalent). The applicant must also have 1 year of qualified work experience. It is possible to apply for exemption from a bachelor's degree and 15 credits Mathematics if the applicant has at least 5 years of qualified work experience.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: TAUR20
The course is conducted at: School of Engineering

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Single subject
Study type
Number of required meetings
Autumn 2020: Aug 31 - Nov 29
Rate of Study
The 3 on-campus meetings can take place in Jönköping or in Värnamo.
Number of places
Course coordinator
Milad Ashour Pour
Kerstin Johansen
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
Application code
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