Industrial Automation

Course typeExchange
Course sectorLife Science
Course duration5 months
SemesterFall (Sept. - Jan.)
For partners ofSchool of Life Science, Engineering & Design

The Industrial Automation programme focuses on the automation of production processes and systems.

The programme deals with both technology and management aspects that play a role in the automation of these systems. The following topics will be addressed: sensors, actuators, industrial networks, control & monitoring systems (PLC, SCADA and DCS), machine vision, control theory, production logistics and quality control.

Production processes are being automated more and more. Current trends in automation allow factories to become more flexible: instead of producing a single type of product in a production line all year long, it is nog possible to produce many different products or variations of products on the same line. By using flexible production automation, one-
off production and production of small batches can be achieved on a large scale.

This programme focuses on the basic technology that is required for flexible production automation and other aspects that can play a role when production automation has to be implemented.

The following topics will be addressed: sensors, actuators, PLC, DCS, SCADA, industrial networks, vision hardware, vision software, control systems, control theory, production logistics and quality control (this list may be subject to alterations).

For admission to this programme, potential participants must have successfully passed the propaedeutic exam of one of the following bachelor programmes; Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, and Applied Physics.

Your level of English should be at least B2.

Before registration you need to apply and get approval from the exchange coordinator at Saxion UAS first. Please send your application to Ms. Karen van den Berg ( including:

  • CV (including fields of study, IT-skills, working experience)
  • Transcript of Records