MODULE DETAILS

 

Industrial Automation DMEIAU617

 

Nominal duration: 36 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers the fundamentals concepts of the large field of automation, including industrial data communications, SCADA, and PLCs and PLC programming

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop a broad understanding of applications for industrial automation technologies and to deal with contractors and experts working in the area.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Original module approved in 2010 (52243); 2013 (52606WA); 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules and units that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

None

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Summarise the fundamental concepts in industrial data communications

2.    Apply the fundamental concepts and characteristics of SCADA systems

3.    Apply the fundamental concepts and features of PLCs and PLC programming

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Summarise the fundamental concepts in industrial data communications

1.1

Outline the basic parameters of RS-232 and RS-485 communications

1.2

Outline the basic parameters of Ethernet

1.3

Capture Ethernet traffic with a protocol analyser

1.4

Interpret IPv4 addresses

2

Apply the fundamental concepts and characteristics of SCADA systems

2.1

Configure a simple SCADA system

2.2

Use OPC to access SCADA system process variables

3

Apply the fundamental concepts and features of PLCs and PLC programming

3.1

Compare IEC61131-3 programming methods

3.2

Perform simple ladder logic with the aid of software

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • N/A

Hardware

  •  N/A