Certificate in PLC based Automation Systems (Certificate in PLC based Automation Systems)

Munster Technological University Cork (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

20

General Information
Contact

Conor O Farrell

Email

conor.ofarrell@cit.ie

Phone

0214335870

Address

Cork

Role

Course owner

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/10/2021

Start Date

01/10/2021

End Date

24/06/2022

About this Course

Ireland's economic output value is led by the Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and IT/Computing industries and each of these sectors underpinned by a globally recognized expertise in advance manufacturing. Key to maintaining quality and regulatory standards, in addition to maintaining manufacturing competitive advantage, is design, build, commission & maintenance of industrial PLC-based automation processes and systems.

This one year part-time Special Purpose Award is designed to address the ongoing skills shortage in the area of industrial PLC-based automation processes and systems. Graduates will be equipped for the various roles currently available primarily in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device sector.

Entry Requirements

Target learners on this programme will include those who wish to reactivate their career to upskill and reskill from closely-related disciplines as well as upskilling those already in employment in related industrial sectors with complementary qualifications. Each candidate will be assessed individually on their own merits.

Long Description

Ireland's economic output value is led by the Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and IT/Computing industries and each of these sectors underpinned by a globally recognized expertise in advance manufacturing. Key to maintaining quality and regulatory standards, in addition to maintaining manufacturing competitive advantage, is design, build, commission & maintenance of industrial PLC-based automation processes and systems.

This one year part-time Special Purpose Award is designed to address the ongoing skills shortage in the area of industrial PLC-based automation processes and systems. Graduates will be equipped for the various roles currently available primarily in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device sector.

The programme is aimed at individuals who have basic PLC programming and SCADA experience and are looking to upskill in these areas. A strong emphasis is placed on enabling learners to further develop all their key skill sets required to support career opportunities. Utilising Siemens PLC hardware and software (TIA and PLCSIM Advanced) the learner will experience first-hand practical applications whilst enhancing the theory in order to expand their understanding of industrial PLC-based automation systems.

The course will be offered over one academic year and comprises four modules, two per semester.

1. Industrial Communications & Networks: Communications protocols such as Modbus, Ethernet, Profibus.
2. PLC SCADA Systems: HMIs, Subnet, trending, data historians.
3. PLC Kinematic Control Systems: Motion-based manufacturing systems
4. Control Systems Integration: PID Control, Deployment of PLC/SCADA to Practical Applications, Principles of Distributed Control Systems.

Timetable Info

TBC

Delivery Notes

Blended