Certificate in Automation & Control ( Special Purpose Award )

Cork Institute of Technology (CR_EACSY_7)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

20

General Information
Contact

Mike McGrath

Email

michael.mcgrath@cit.ie

Phone

021.4326756

Address

CAMMs Manager, CIT, Bishopstown, Cork

Role

CAMMs Manager

Important Dates
Application Deadline

21/08/2020

Start Date

28/09/2020

End Date

13/05/2021

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 of relevant industrial experience and should have obtained their Leaving Certificate or an appropriate craft/technician qualification.
Candidates with sufficient experience which in the judgement of CIT may be deemed equivalent to this qualification will be considered following the principles/procedures set out the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning service in CIT.

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

A timetable will be issued to all students in Mid September. Classes will be scheduled two evenings per week typically 6.30pm - 9.30pm during two evenings of Monday - > Thursday. It is highly likely that Classes will be delivered ON Line with the practical Lab classes being scheduled ON Site in CIT , with small groups of Students whilst adhering to all COVID-19 safety procedures and social distancing. ( more details will be shared closer to the program commencement date )

Delivery Location

On Line and on Campus at CIT , Bishopstown

Delivery Notes

Blend of ON Line and Practical Classes on Campus in CIT

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Email

Application Procedures

Applications through www.springboard.ie