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Control Technology

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The course gives an introduction to PLC programming using ladder (LD), structured text (ST) and sequential function charts (SFC).

Learning outcome

  • To understand the consept of programable logical control and where/when to use it.
  • To be able to understand hardware logic scheme and implement a corresponding PLC-code.
  • To be able to configure motors accourding to hardware control logic scheme and control them using hardware equipment (relays).
  • To be able to use PC-software for developing PLC-code using ladder (LD), function blocks (FB), structured text (ST) og sequential function chart (SFC) for a given control problem.
  • After this course, the student shall understand the concept of PLC-programing.


Introduction to PLC programming using ladder (LD), structured text (ST) and sequential function charts (SFC)

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FNo printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed.

Coursework requirements

Theoretical and laboratory exercises
8 laboratory exercises, - the first 7 must be approved.
8 theoretical excercises. 7 out ot 8 must be approved.
Mandatory work demands (such as hand in assignments, lab- assignments, projects, etc) must be approved by subject teacher within the specified deadlines
Completion of mandatory lab assignments are to be made at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published. Absence due to illness or for other reasons must be communicated as soon as possible to the laboratory personnel. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times are made unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed upon.
Failure to complete the assigned labs on time or not having them approved will result in barring from taking the exam of the course.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Tormod Drengstig
Course teacher
John Breiland
Head of Department
Tom Ryen

Method of work

Weekly 4 hours lecturing and 2 hours theoretical/pratical exercises.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Control technology (BIE290_1) 5

Open to

Control Engineering and Circuit Design - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme, specialization in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Robot Technology and Signal Processing - Master's Degree Programme

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 08.08.2020