Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Automation 1

Danish title
Automation 1
Study programme
Production Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
1. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 week
Programme elements
Danish and English
Start time
Lygten 16, København NV
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Ahmed Adil Albayati
Dina Jacobsen
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    Case 4 with the sub title Automation is an assignment covering the core area Automation (AU) from the PRT curriculum.

    You are hired in as an external consultant to optimize the existing manual production line to make it more profitable with high performance and flexibility. Your main task is to design, update and choosing the right automation solution and programmer it. The solution must be stable, economic and adaptable to existing production line


    The student will gain knowledge about:

    the practice of the profession and the subject area as well as key applied theory and methods, including:

    o control terminology, theories and methods used in automation
    o item structure in relation to automated production.

    practice and key applied theories as well as the profession’s use of theories and methods, including:

    o use of pneumatics and hydraulics
    o commonly used electronic control solutions
    o mechanical components applied in pneumatics and hydraulics
    o simple control circuits.


    The student will get the skills to:

    apply the key methodologies and tools of the subject area as well as the skills associated with employment in the industry, including:

    o preparation of specifications for use

  • Type of instruction
    Lectures and exercises.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    Type of exam
    Written examination
    Part-exam A in the first semester consists of a number of written portfolio assignments which together form the basis for the assessment of the part-exam. KEA will set a deadline by when all portfolio assignments must be submitted. It is a requirement that all portfolio assignments must be passed individually with a grade of 02 as a minimum.

    The individual portfolio assignments are weighted in the overall assessment according to the number of ECTS points of the course. This course is weighted 3/30.

    The grade for the individual portfolio assignments and the resulting grade for part-exam A are communicated to the student. Only the overall grade for the first-year exam will appear on the diploma.

    If portfolio assignments are submitted immediately after completion of the course, the student(s) will receive feedback on the assignment. There will be no feedback on portfolio assignments submitted later than the first deadline for submission. Deadlines for submission with feedback will appear on KEA's learning platform at the beginning of the semester.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-6 max participants
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Automation 1 you will receive 26 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 35 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 32% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances