Informatic Technologies for Automation

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The aim of the subject is to publicize the intimate and direct relationship that exists between technology related to automated productive processes and computer science.
The students will acquire the knowledge, abilities and competitions in order to:
a) Choose the platforms on which applications with real-time restrictions are executed,
b) acquire the basic knowledge of control,
c) they will learn to use the development tools in order to simulate, generate and configure applications that can exchange and store information, and
d) Programming and configuring process monitoring systems.


Person in charge

  • Antonio Benito Martínez Velasco ( )


  • Toni Benedico Blanes ( )


Technical Competences of each Specialization

Direcció i gestió

  • CDG1 - Capability to integrate technologies, applications, services and systems of Informatics Engineering, in general and in broader and multicisciplinary contexts.


  • CTE5 - Capability to analyze the information needs that arise in an environment and carry out all the stages in the process of building an information system.
  • CTE8 - Capability to design and develop systems, applications and services in embedded and ubiquitous systems .

Generic Technical Competences


  • CG4 - Capacity for mathematical modeling, calculation and simulation in technology and engineering companies centers, particularly in research, development and innovation tasks in all areas related to Informatics Engineering.
  • CG7 - Capacity for implementation, direction and management of computer manufacturing processes, with guarantee of safety for people and assets, the final quality of the products and their homologation.

Transversal Competences

Entrepreneurship and innovation

  • CTR1 - Capacity for knowing and understanding a business organization and the science that rules its activity, capability to understand the labour rules and the relationships between planning, industrial and commercial strategies, quality and profit. Capacity for developping creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation trend.


  • CB6 - Ability to apply the acquired knowledge and capacity for solving problems in new or unknown environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study.


  1. The objective of this subject is for students to familiarise themselves with the intimate and direct relationship that exists between the technology behind automated production processes and information technology. Students will learn concepts and techniques and the skills to be able to:
    - Choose the platforms upon which to execute applications with real time restrictions.
    - Understand the basics of control.
    - Use development tools to simulate, generate and configure applications that can exchange and store information.
    - Program and configure process monitoring systems.
    Related competences: CB6, CTR1, CTE5,


  1. Introduction to industrial automation
    Breu introducció als processos productius i com automatitzar
  2. Requirements of the operating systems for the automation of processes and machines.
    Sistemes de temps real en entorns industrials
  3. Programmable automata, types, architectures and programming
    Introducció als PLC's
  4. Standard communication servers
    Standars MODBUS
  5. Connectivity of SCADA systems with database, other applications and hardware components through 'drivers'
    Sistemes de monitorització de les operacions de les maquines.