PLC Programming 1

Who should attend

Technicians and engineers seeking to update current knowledge.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

February, July

Duration One semester, four hours per week
Study location(s) MIT TechPark
Study method
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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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