This practice-based subject provides knowledge and skills for automation control and system interfaces. Topics covered include automation equipment safety and risk assessment, PLC programming and software control structure, integration of sensors and actuators, mode of operations, error handling and alarm. It also covers the configuration of Human Machine Interface, industrial networks and fieldbus, and installation and commissioning of automated equipment.
Modes of Assessment
Continuous assessment is carried out throughout the semester in various combinations of the following assessment components: quizzes, assignments, laboratory work and a project. Project deliverables are progressive and final assessment takes the form of a group or individual report based on their group’s lab work.
Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be issued the Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Specialist Diploma in Robotics & Automation.