Productions Systems and Automation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

  • Must have an understanding of the basic elements and concepts involved in industrial manufacturing
  • Must have knowledge about important material transformation processes
  • Must have knowledge about main automation building blocks
  • Must understand how the building blocks can be combined into an integrated production system
  • Must have an understanding of the relationship between product design and automation (design for automation)
  • Must have knowledge about safety issues related to the operation of automatic manufacturing systems
  • Must understand benefits of automation in product realisation

Learning objectives


  • Must be able to formulate operational objectives for the performance of an automatic production facility
  • Must be able to develop solution concepts that satisfy requirements specification
  • Must be able to identify critical elements of proposed solution concepts
  • Must be able to design safe automated production system
  • Must be able to justify the benefits of an automatic production system


  • Must be able to interact and communicate with the participants involved in the design, development and operation of manufacturing systems
  • Must have gained awareness and a holistic understanding of automatic manufacturing systems and part of running a production facility

Type of instruction

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



Name of examProductions Systems and Automation
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProduktionssystemer og automation
Module codeM-ESNROBB5K2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Robotics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science