Certificate in Automation & Control (Automation & Control )

Cork Institute of Technology (CR_EACSY_7)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

20

Department

CAMMS, CIT Cork

General Information
Contact

Mike McGrath

Email

Michael.McGrath@cit.ie

Phone

021.432 6756

Address

CIT Bishopstown Campus

Important Dates
Application Deadline

30/08/2019

Start Date

16/09/2019

End Date

07/05/2020

About this Course

Automation and control are important aspects of modern manufacturing and utility supply companies. Many manufacturing assembly lines and processes utilise programmable control systems. As a result, it is essential to equip technicians and engineers in this field with the appropriate skills. This course will extend the student’s skills into three essential areas in the field of automation and control ;

1. Mechatronics ( Semester 1 & Semester 2 )
2. SCADA & Automation Systems ( Semester 1 only )
3. Robotics ( Semester 2 only )

Using specialist equipment in our state of the art laboratories, the student will learn to use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Robotics programming, all of which are the industry recognized standard for the development of effective control and automation systems.

The Graduate will acquire skills that will allow them to work with highly automated manufacturing and process systems. This course equips them with abilities and skills to enable them to analyse industrial applications and evaluate possible solutions in terms of automated (dedicated/flexible) or mixed manual/automated systems, design and develop embedded systems to meet predetermined specifications, and design and implement a distributed control system utilizing PLCs and SCADA technology.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have at least two years relevant industrial experience and should have obtained their Leaving Certificate or an appropriate craft / technician qualification.

For over 20 years, CIT has committed resources to the support of students undertaking the RPL pathway. CIT’s RPL policy is supported by rigorous quality assurance mechanisms and on-going staff development. RPL policy extends to all courses at all levels and in all disciplines.

In CIT RPL can be used to gain entry or advanced entry to a programme, gain exemptions from elements of a programme or gain a full award on the framework. If the situation arises where students do not meet the standard academic entry requirements but have appropriate equivalent learning they will be supported in preparing a case for consideration for entry to a programme which will be academically assessed.

Long Description

Automation and control are important aspects of modern manufacturing and utility supply companies. Many manufacturing assembly lines and processes utilise programmable control systems. As a result, it is essential to equip technicians and engineers in this field with the appropriate skills. This course will extend the student’s skills into three essential areas in the field of automation and control ;

1. Mechatronics ( Semester 1 & Semester 2 )
2. SCADA & Automation Systems ( Semester 1 only )
3. Robotics ( Semester 2 only )

Using specialist equipment in our state of the art laboratories, the student will learn to use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Robotics programming, all of which are the industry recognized standard for the development of effective control and automation systems.

The Graduate will acquire skills that will allow them to work with highly automated manufacturing and process systems. This course equips them with abilities and skills to enable them to analyse industrial applications and evaluate possible solutions in terms of automated (dedicated/flexible) or mixed manual/automated systems, design and develop embedded systems to meet predetermined specifications, and design and implement a distributed control system utilizing PLCs and SCADA technology.

Timetable Info

Evenings 6.30 - 9.30pm , which evenings to be determined

Delivery Location

CIT Campus , Bishopstown, Cork

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Phone

0214335040

Email

Admissions@cit.ie

RPL Information

https://www.cit.ie/rpl

Application Procedures

apply online through www.springboardcourses.ie