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Course Overview

In this course, participants will be able to design automation solutions in the advanced automation sector with the widely adopted OMRON machine controllers. They will have first-hand experience in creating and testing automation and control solutions using the Sysmac Studio software. The scope includes PLC open library function blocks, software design and diagnostic & simulation tools available in Sysmac Studio. Deployment of Industry 4.0 communication protocols namely EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, IO Link etc. will also be demonstrated via a learning journey to the smart factory within Temasek Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Centre.

Entry Requirements

Participants should have relevant working experiences in manufacturing sector.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, Technology Specialist

What You'll Learn

Advanced manufacturing

  • The industrial revolutions
  • The 9 “Pillars” of Industry 4.0
  • Overview of Smart Industry Readiness Index(SIRI)


  • Compressed clean dry air in automation systems
  • Pneumatic cylinders, actuators and valves
  • Configure and assemble electro-pneumatic circuits

Sensors and motors

  • Industrial sensors in automation systems
  • Working principle of motors in industrial automation
  • DC, AC and stepper motors
  • Servo systems

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) hardware, software and applications

  • Building blocks of a PLC
  • Controlling inputs and outputs
  • Programming languages according to IEC 61131-3
  • Program structure
  • PLC instructions
  • Controlling an industrial automated system
  • Complete programming application

Industrial networks and communications

  • Industrial busses and networking
  • Ethernet-based protocol
  • Machine-to-machine communication





Written test, online quiz, oral assessment










Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Performance upon meeting 75% of the required course attendance.

Career Opportunities

Automation Engineer, Technical Support Engineer, Industrial Automation Specialist

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

22 - 23 September 2022

22 August 2022

2 days - Face to Face (9.00am - 5.00pm) and 8 hours of self-paced e-learning


10 – 11 November 2022

10 October 2022

2 days - Face to Face (9.00am - 5.00pm) and 8 hours of self-paced e-learning


Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming response.


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View the application guide here.


Please write to tsa_shortcourse@tp.edu.sg to be included in the course waitlist for future intakes.

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Total Fees (w GST)
Full Course Fee S$963.00
Singapore Permanent Residents S$288.90
Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below S$288.90
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above S$108.90
SME company-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents S$108.90

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