Automation Systems (AUT)

Automation Systems are concerned with the development and implementation of processes and machines that perform certain operations without any need for human involvement. Important core topics in the field of Automation Systems include control engineering, process control systems and robotics.

Fields of application

Today, applications for automation systems can be found in nearly all technical fields, plants and products. Examples include plant engineering and construction for the chemical and heavy industries, aerospace technology, the automotive industry, medical technology, etc.

Key aspects of the curriculum

The curriculum covers established fundamentals as well as advanced topics in linear and non-linear control engineering. These compulsory modules are complemented by electives in computational intelligence, image processing and robotics. The degree course also offers practical and interdisciplinary modules such as process control systems, automation systems programming, a laboratory in control engineering, and various project seminars.


Due to the very broad range of fields of application, graduates in control engineering and automation systems are able to work in a number of different sectors. Automation solutions serve to render processes and machines more efficient, or indeed make them possible in the first place. For example, no space shuttle or rocket could remain stable in flight without a control system. Oil drilling at sea, or autopilots, would be impossible without control systems. And even to ensure the stability of the European energy supply network, control systems are required.

Professors and Chairs

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Adamy (Speaker)
Control Methods and Robotics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Konigorski
Control Systems and Mechatronics

Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Bernhard Sendhoff
Evolutionary Systems