Process Technology and Material Characteristics: Flexible Automation


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

1st semester in Industrial Design Engineering at Architecture & Design or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Through this course, the students are introduced to flexible, demand-driven and customer-defined manufacturing automation. The course outlines non-trivial application of robotic systems to customer-configured manufacturing of industrially produced consumer items.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have a basic knowledge and understanding of theories and terminologies regarding process automation
  • Must have an understanding of highly flexible and integrated automation technologies (e.g. industrial robots, vision, automatic programming)
  • Must have an understanding of potential and limitation of flexible automation manufacturing
  • Must have understanding of elementary logistics of adaptable production systems



  • Must be able to use various technologies to realize flexible manufacturing systems (vision, robotics, automatic programming)
  • Must be able to make a concept design of a whole flexible manufacturing system
  • Must be able to integrate and implement elements of a flexible manufacturing system into a small and limited manufacturing system


  • Must have the ability to overview consequences of process automation
  • Must be able to undertake product definition according to configurable products and adaptive automation methods, in close collaboration with production and logistics specialists


Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Name of examProcess Technology and Material Characteristics: Flexible Automation
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
Without aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProcesteknik og materialeegenskaber: Fleksibel automation
Module codeAODIPM2K15V2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design