PLC Programming 1

Who should attend

Electricians, technicians and engineers seeking to update current knowledge of PLCs.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Wednesday 27 July

Duration One semester, four hours per week
Time 5-9pm
Study location(s) MIT TechPark
Study method In-class
Domestic fees $878 (approx.)
Course code 527.517

Course structure

  • The concept of a PLC
  • Hardwiring associated with a PLC
  • Ladder logic programming
  • Comparison of the key programming languages listed in IEC 61131‐3 with ladder logic
  • Binary coded decimal as a means of transferring numerical data to and from a PLC
  • Common industrial analogue and digital input and output modules and typical applications of each
  • Field bus systems at an introductory level
  • SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) at an introductory level.

Typical industrial projects form approximately one third of the course work. Modern Allen Bradley PLCs are used on the course.

Unit Standard

This course satisfies the requirements of Unit Standard 11579 (Level 6, Credits 15).

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Information is correct as at 13 May 2022. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.