Skills in Industrial Automation: PLC

School of Engineering

Skills in Industrial Automation: PLC

Overview

Course Dates
3 Weeks
Delivery
Online
Enrolment Period
To be determined
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About this Course

This micro-credential is an introduction to Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) technology. The training will include lectures in PLC theory as well as lab (hands-on) components. Hands-on activities will involve participants using the Siemens TIA Portal programming environment to create PLC and HMI programs. PLCSIM Advanced and CIROS will be used to simulate industrial automation processes using a digital twin. This program offers participants a unique opportunity to use industry standard tools to learn about automated systems. Learners who successfully complete this program will receive a UBC Okanagan Non-credit Letter of Proficiency and are eligible to write the NC3/Festo Fundamentals of PLCs – Siemens Certification exam.


Designed for

  • Working professionals or post-secondary students looking to break into the world of industrial automation.


Course Structure and Delivery

What will you learn?

  • Fundamental concepts of PLCs and PLC automation systems
  • Programming in ladder logic (LAD), function block diagrams (FBD), and GRAFCET (SFC)
  • Design of human-machine interfaces (HMIs)
  • Testing and troubleshooting automation projects in the Siemens TIA Portal programming environment
  • 3D simulation of production systems using digital twin technology


Course Schedule

Online, Group-PACED

This course is not currently open for enrolment.


Credential Awarded

Learners who successfully complete this course will receive:

  • UBC Okanagan Non-credit Letter of Proficiency
  • Eligibility to write the NC3/Festo Fundamentals of PLCs – Siemens Certification exam.


Requirements

ADMISSION

This non-credit learning opportunity has no pre-requisites. The content is designed for adult learners; participants must be 18 years or older. The language of instruction is English.

TECHNICAL

  • Good Technical Knowledge

COURSE MATERIALS

All materials required for this course will be provided within UBCO’s Canvas Catalog.


Instructional Team

Dean Richert (dean.richert@ubc.ca), Assistant Professor of Teaching, Manufacturing Engineering, UBC Okanagan


Last updated: 2022-06-21 08:38

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