About study programme
The study programme Control of Machines and Processes is focused on the control of machines and the control of processes. As a machine you can imagine different production equipment and its subsystems, just as their grouping, it can be a robot, autonomous systems or mechatronic systems. The process can be not only a production technology in different fields of industry but also it can be the decision-making processes and control processes at the upper level of the production and manufacturing processes. The PhD student deepens knowledge from control systems components with the focus on microcontrollers, embedded control systems, PLCs and industrial PCs in connection with the topic of the dissertation. He extends one’s knowledge in the control systems design for machine or process control, measurement technology and sensors, actuators including the hydraulic and pneumatic drives. He makes his knowledge of the design of the control algorithms for different control levels of the hierarchical control system deeper. He concentrates on logical control, continuous and discrete control methods, process visualization, analysis of dynamic systems and their modelling, identification and simulation and use of this expertise in the design of machine or process control. He gains his experience with the practical use of different software like MATLAB, Simulink, LabView, ANSYS, Fluent etc.
The graduate is able to work in research and development in Control of Machines and Processes and he has experience important to hold the position of the head of the research or development team in this field. He can work as a specialist in control systems, measurement, signal processing, computer simulation and design and development of mechatronic systems. He is ready to start the carrier in the industry and as well at the university.
The doctoral study programme Control of Machines and Processes offers the graduates of the master study programme in Mechanical Engineering, Automation or Mechatronics to make deeper their knowledge in theoretical field of automatic control as well as in the practical oriented subjects. The study plan is created from theoretical subjects Applied mathematics, System Identification, Simulation and Optimization. The practical oriented subjects are focused on multilayer and distributed control systems including the used software tolls, design and control of the actuators different type – electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic, next on the microcontroller systems, measurement and sensors, diagnostics. In pursuance of the experimental work the student acquires the experience from the research work in the area of control of machines and processes. The structure of the study plan which consists of the given number of subjects from the mentioned modules is specified individually for each student in connection to the topic of the dissertation.
The graduate of the doctoral study programme acquires a deep and systematic knowledge from theoretical methods in the field of Control of Machines and Processes, particularly in Automatic Control, System Analysis, Diagnostics, Modelling and Simulation, Signal Processing and Control Systems as well as he obtains knowledge from Applied Informatics and Industrial Hierarchical Control Systems including Measurement and Signal Processing in engineering, automotive industry and also in non-manufacturing sector. He is able to apply the knowledge and deep understanding of the cognition in the field of study by individual solving of the given problem, as well as by leading the team.
The graduate of the doctoral study programme is able to propose and use the scientific methods of control of the machines and processes, he masters the experimental methods in the field of measurement, diagnostics and simulation of dynamic systems and physical and technological processes and implementation of the control systems.
Graduate's general competence
The obtained knowledge allows graduates to make a critical analysis of the given tasks, to propose and evaluate the alternative ways of their solution. He is able to defend his proposals successfully and transform them in to the systematic necessary steps leaded to the successful solution.
He is able to communicate with the expert’s community, to make knowledgeable judgments. This ability makes him ready to hold the position of the head of the research or development team.
The experience from R&D and problem solving gives him the ability to continue learning, to get new experience and abilities.
He is able to discuss the problems in the field of Control of Machines and Processes at least in one foreign language.