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477508S Automation in Metallurgical Industry, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 477508S  Validity 01.08.2005 -
Name Automation in Metallurgical Industry  Abbreviation Automation in M 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4357 Process and Environmental Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Process and Environmental Engineering 

Jari Ruuska 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS /135 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Implementation in the 4th period (spring term).

Learning outcomes 

After the course, the student knows the management and control problems in metallurgical industry and can choose between the main modelling and control methods to solve them. He can apply the skills of earlier studies in analysing the control of separate processes and larger process lines and can estimate technical and economic effects of automation in metallurgical industry.


Modelling and control examples of steel production processes: coking, sintering, blast furnace, steel converter, continuous casting, and rolling mill. Model solutions by special-purpose simulators. Also some special measurements are introduced. 

Mode of delivery 

Lectures, practical group work using simulators.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures during one period.

Target group 

Master’s students in the study programmes of Process or Environmental Engineering/study option Automation Technology. Exchange and other international students. 

Recommended or required reading 

Lecture notes in English. Everyone does his/her material during the course in the form of lecture diary that is returned and evaluated at the end. Group work uses the simulator in the Internet.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Continuous evaluation: lectures, lecture diaries, test, and practical work using simulation.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage: .


The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Jari Ruuska

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
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registration period has not begun Automation in Metallurgical Industry  Course  Jari Ruuska  15.03.22 -05.05.22

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Automation in Metallurgical Industry exam  Exam  Jari Ruuska  05.05.22