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Unit Code: MCD657

Unit Name: Introduction to Automation Systems

Description: Students are expected to be able to analyse and specify basic automation technologies used in the industry. This course will introduce basic automation techniques of programmable logic controls, computer aided manufacturing, computer numerical control, and computer integrated manufacturing systems. In this course you will learn basic principles of industrial control and system components such as time domain equations and frequency response. You will also learn to analyse and simplify logic controls, and create simple PLC ladder logic for typical industrial controls.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Identifies relevant principles of industrial control and sets out an accurate description of the problem. 2. Applies established diagnostic processes and codified methods to define PLC ladder logic problems 3. Understands and applies knowledge of using Programmable Logic Control software tools, check the results for validity, identifies and draws conclusions and limitations on those conclusions. 4. Manages own activities with honesty and integrity and in an orderly manner to meet deadlines. 5. Applies some level of expertise to analyse and specify control system equipment for process control.

Prerequisite: MER

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 12

Offered In: Semester 1