Structure and content

Exchange: Automation Engineering


You will study a full semester

In this programme you may choose from a list of semesters. You will need to follow the full semester and obtain the 30 ECTS that the semester offers.

It is not possible to mix courses from different semesters and different programmes or to be exempt from single subjects. This is because all our subjects and modules are interwoven. This way you will learn to apply all your skills and competences to solve more complex problems.


Semesters currently open for exchange

Each semester is based on a theme which influences the subjects studied during that particular semester.

Fall semester 2022

Semester 3 - ‘Systems’
Available: Fall semester 2022
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
Systems design of automatic process and production lines​​: 5 ECTS
Control (Regulation)​: 5 ECTS 
Electrical technology​: 2 ECTS
Technical documentation​: 3 ECTS       
Industrial robotic systems: 5 ECTS
Business understanding: 5 ECTS
Elective: 5 ECTS

The theme in semester 3 is ‘Systems’ You will learn about programming, communication, data exchange and data collection in systems made up of various controllers, robots and regulators. Furthermore, ‘Technical innovation’ adds a number of tools that give you an insight into innovative processes to stimulate innovation in the field of automation.


Full programme and curriculum

If you wish to join other semesters or subjects than the ones currently open for exchange, it might be possible based on individual agreements. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Semester 1 - ‘Machines’
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
PLC and HMI programming 1​: 10 ECTS
Mathematics and physics​: 5 ECTS 
Electrical technology: 5 ECTS       
Machine and robot safety: 5 ECTS
Project management:  5 ECTS

The theme in semester 1 is ‘Machines’. This theme will provide your with the fundamental knowledge and skills to apply control and regulation. You will learn about basic programming of individual machines, including basic PLC and HMI programming, you will achieve skills in machine and robotics safety systems as well as skills in project management to enable you to plan the best possible execution of a project.

Semester 2 - ‘Cells’
Start of term: February
Total ECTS: 30
PLC and HMI programming 2​: 5 ECTS
Structured programming: 5 ECTS 
Process control​: 5 ECTS       
PLC Systems​: 5 ECTS
Technology- and project development: 5 ECTS
Robot programming and configuration: 5 ECTS

The theme in semester 2 is ‘Cells’. This theme builds on the knowledge, skills and competencies gained in the ‘Machines’ subject element, and it increases the degree of complexity to enable you to program larger and more complex units. You will learn about structuring large programs as well as basic control (regulation) and robotics configuration and programming.

Semester 3 - ‘Systems’
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
Systems design of automatic process and production lines​​: 5 ECTS
Control (Regulation)​: 5 ECTS 
Electrical technology​: 2 ECTS
Technical documentation​: 3 ECTS       
Industrial robotic systems: 5 ECTS
Business understanding: 5 ECTS
Elective: 5 ECTS

The theme in semester 3 is ‘Systems’ You will learn about programming, communication, data exchange and data collection in systems made up of various controllers, robots and regulators. Furthermore, ‘Technical innovation’ adds a number of tools that give you an insight into innovative processes to stimulate innovation in the field of automation.

Semester 4 - Internship and degree project
Start of term: February
Total ECTS: 30
Internship: 15 ECTS 
Degree project: 15 ECTS

In semester 4, you will be doing your internship and working up your degree project


Subject fields repeat across subjects and semesters

In this programme, subjects and semesters interact. This means that over the course of the first three semester, you will have subjects and projects across four recurrent subject fields:

  • Control technology
  • Control technology (regulation)
  • Robotics
  • Business understanding and project management

This structure helps to create continuity and provides you with a broad understanding of the subjects.


Evaluations and exams

You can find information about the specific exams in each semester in the programme's full curriculum.

As an exchange student you will need to take all exams that are planned during the semester on the same terms as students following the full-degree programme. You can find more information in our examination regulations.

In Denmark students are evaluated on the basis of a 7-point grading scale. Learn more about the Danish grading system and how it translates


Academic life at UCN


Primarily class-based teaching with close connections

At UCN, you will spend more time in class rooms with your own class, than you will in large auditoriums. This means that there is time for you, for dialogue and for building better connections with your class mates and lecturer.

You will experience many different forms of teaching and learning such as whole-class instruction, group work, self-study, project case work, visits from guest lecturers and speakers and various excursions. 

You will be on campus (nearly) every day

When you are not having classes, you will often be on campus doing group work or participating in different activities.

Teaching that focuses on real life

At UCN, you will meet an academic environment that focuses on introducing you to the real world. Not only are internships/placements/practices an integrated part of all our full-degree programmes, but in addition you will be presented with practice-related cases and projects simulating reality. This may take place as collaboration with companies and institutions or in labs/class-rooms where you can experiment and practice your subject-related skills.

Our learning approach

We always combine theory with practice. We call it Reflective Practice-based Learning. Read more about UCN's learning approach.


Contact

Janni Østergaard Nielsen
International Coordinator
Business and Technology programmes
+45 72 69 13 56
jaon@ucn.dk