PLC Programming 2

Who should attend

Electricians, technicians and engineers seeking to update current knowledge.

Participants will need to have completed PLC Programming 1 or have an equivalent level of experience.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Intake 1: 19 February - 27 June 2024

Intake 2: 22 July -  29 November 2024

Duration One semester, four hours per week
Time Tuesday 5-9pm
Study location(s) MIT TechPark
Study method In-class
Domestic fees $960 (approx.)
Course code 527.612

Course structure

  • Data types and tags
  • Indirect addressing, step control, array manipulation and testing
  • Maths functions
  • Data communication protocols
  • Function Charts to IEC 848 Standard
  • PID function block control and trending
  • Data communication systems for simple fieldbus systems
  • Commonly used sensors and their interfacing
  • Touch screens and their interfacing.

Typical industrial projects form approximately one third of the coursework.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Apply advanced PLC programming techniques
  2. Apply PID (Proportional, Integral and Derivative) control
  3. Apply data communication concepts to a range of fieldbus systems
  4. Integrate commonly used sensors and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) to a PLC.

To register your interest, please contact

For more information, phone 0800 62 62 52 or enquire below.

Information is correct as at 8 January 2024. 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 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. 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 is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.