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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus ML1324 (Autumn 2014–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Description of control systems: timing diagrams, sequence charts, flow charts and sequential functions charts (GRAFCET).
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Programming in LD, FDB, SFC and ST
  • Laboratory implementations on control systems and control problems

Intended learning outcomes

  • On completion of the course the student should be able to: analyse and solve control system problems that has been presented verbally or with simple schematic sketches
  • use GRAFCET as tools to solve control system problems
  • put an unknown PLC in operation based on manuals and similar documentation
  • connect the sensors and actuators for a control system to a PLC
  • program in LD, FDB, SFC and ST (programming languages that are included in the IEC 61131-3 standard)
  • identify the different components of a profibus system
  • indicate common problems associated with a profibus system and how these can be prevented or resolved

Course Disposition

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Presentation

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Programming, basic course, ML1300, or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • RED1 - Presentation, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

LAB1 and RED1 approved.

The final grade is decided by the grade in LAB1.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ML1324

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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