Skills in Industrial Automation: PLC
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.
- 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
This course is not currently open for enrolment.
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.
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.
- Good Technical Knowledge
All materials required for this course will be provided within UBCO’s Canvas Catalog.
Dean Richert (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Professor of Teaching, Manufacturing Engineering, UBC Okanagan
Last updated: 2023-05-30 09:14