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Course Overview

This subject provides participants with the knowledge and skills for automation control and system interfaces.



At the end of the subject, students should be able to:


  • Apply practical skills and theoretical knowledge in configuring, programming, installing and operating Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) in industrial automation systems
  • Apply system integrating principles, signal conditioning and power interfacing concepts to interconnect equipment and sub-systems in distributive control environments
  • Develop Human Machine Interface (HMI) for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor and control processes

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

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.

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be confirmed


7.00pm - 10.00pm


Once a week 

Course Fees

Fee Type Course Fees
(w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$126.18
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above

Singapore Citizens aged below 40

Singapore Permanent Residents  S$1,239.06
Others & Repeat Students S$1,239.06

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.