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Syllabus for

Academic year
LET086 - Logic control  
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIELL
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 63115
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 60
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Project 6,0c Grading: UG   6,0c    
0217 Written and oral assignments 1,5c Grading: UG   1,5c    

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic courses in Digital & Microcomputer Electronics, and Electrical Circuit Theory, or corresponding skills


One area where electrical engineers has a role is in the automation field. This course will provide insight into and knowledge of the methods and equipment used in binary control of industrial processes, machinery and other facilities. The main part of the course consists of a project, starting from a functional specification of a automated system with many interacting functions in terms of both hardware and software, followed by the students design, function test and troubleshooting to at end the of the course reach a functioning equipment and present it in both oral and written report. Introduction to engineering ethics.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Work in a group to plan and realise a common project
  • present logic solutions for two different types of controllers, one
    type of Programmable Logic Controller and one type of microcontroller.
  • manage program environments and design control programs for these equipments.
  • design components and circuit diagrams and realise the electrical circuits
  • find errors and verify the function.
  • document the construction in english
  • learn to recognize and make judgements with regard to ethical issues (in particular from the area of automation.)


The prime objective of this course is to provide knowledge of and
insight into the analysis and design of event-based and time-based
control systems which are used in all areas of industry and in products
for controlling various kinds of processes and machines. Automation and engineering ethics.


The logic control project comprises 6,0 hp credit points and engineering ethics 1,5 credit points. The main part of the course is arranged as a project work in groups of
nomaly two students. Each group have 40 hours obligatory laboratory
time. During  the course there is 12 lectures which
present foundamentals needed for the project task. The project is presented in a written report in english and oral presentation of the project. The ethics part of the course contains e.g. a group discussion and a written hand-in reflection on ethical issues in automation.


Course compendia and other material are distributed on the course website.

Examination including compulsory elements

Approved completion of project, passed oral and written report of the
project work and passed a written test that is posted halfway through
the project. All laboratory lessons are supervised and observed by an
examining teacher. The language training part requires active
participation and passed oral and written assignments connected to the
Compulsory written test.
Active participation in group discussions and an approved written reflection on engineering ethics.
Grading Pass / Fail.

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