The Graduate Certificate in Programmable Logic Controllers and SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition) is postgraduate qualification that includes masters level units as part of the program. This Graduate Certificate will provide you with an opportunity to develop your expertise in Programmable Logic Controllers, gain in-depth understanding from the fundamentals to advanced concepts and technologies used in contemporary SCADA systems and DCSs (Distributed Control System), as part of the industrial communication systems.
It offers an opportunity for industry professionals in the field to review, refresh and enhance their knowledge and skills in PLC, SCADA and control systems without having to complete a full Master’s degree.
Programmable Logic Controllers and SCADA play a key role in the Industrial Automation Engineering. The Graduate Certificate in Programmable Logic Controllers and SCADA covers knowledge and skills covers knowledge and skills underpinning the fundamentals of programmable controllers used in industrial automation as well as apply their knowledge for their operation, networking, distributed controllers, and programming control strategies. Additionally, the program will introduce students to SCADA systems hardware and software, a review of typical DCS and SCADA systems, examines DCS controllers and configuration.
The learning outcomes of the course is designed to equip students with professional engineering skills and knowledge to address issues with the evaluation and design of programmable controllers (associated with hardware equipment) for designing an industrial process automation solution as well as planning and managing the selection, design, installation, configuration and programming for supervisory needs in the control of process plants.
You must complete 12 credit points comprising four core units. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is six months across two terms, and you will study two units per term. For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation).
|Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|ME502||Programmable Logic Controllers||3|
|ME503||Industrial Process Control Systems||3|
|ME602||SCADA and Distributed Control Systems||3|
|ME603||Advanced Process Control||3|
Applicants are required to:
Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-congruent engineering field are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to the entry requirements (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialisation and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee).
Applicants who do not hold a recognized bachelor’s degree are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to this qualification. A minimum of an Australian Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) in Engineering and 5 years of technical work experience at a technologist level or above in a relevant engineering field is required for an application to be considered (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialization and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee) ***
*Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate Industrial Automation content (fields not listed below to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis):
**Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT
*** Applicants who enter and complete this qualification without holding a prior Bachelor’s Degree and go on to complete an EIT Master’s Degree may not be eligible for Engineers Australia recognition. However, students can lodge a personal application with Engineers Australia to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). This Graduate Certificate is a formally recognized qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
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As a graduate you will have the ability to undertake work as PLC/SCADA programmer, projects involving control systems and process control.
Our graduate certificates take six months to complete. We deliver our online graduate certificates on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time Students are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week per unit learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.
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