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PLCS Control & Scada Systems - Cork

Lifelong Learning
CR_SPLCA_7
Award Name Special Purpose Certificate (Level 7 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Special Purpose
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level Level 7 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 7 NFQ) Special Purpose Munster Technological University Level 7 NFQ
Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
20

Duration

1 year, Part-time.
The course will be offered over one academic year and comprises four modules, two per semester.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements
Target learners on this programme will include those who wish to reactivate their career to upskill and reskill from closely related disciplines as well as upskilling those already in employment in related industrial sectors with complementary qualifications. Each candidate will be assessed individually on their own merits.

What is RPL?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is when formal recognition is given for what you already know prior to starting on a programme or module. With recognition of prior learning the focus is on learning and not on experience as such. You can apply for RPL in any MTU accredited programme or module. Programmes which are accredited by professional bodies or any external awarding bodies may have their own procedures for RPL which you should refer to.

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Further information

Start Date: 11th September 2023

MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

€425 per module (€1700 total) for those not eligible for Springboard+ funding.

Please note that applicants not eligible for Springboard+ funding will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €425 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee. Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.

Application Deadline: 11th September 2023.

Springboard+ Application Procedure

You must register with Springboard and apply for the Certificate in PLCS, Control & Scada Systems. Once your application on the Springboard website has been accepted, MTU Admissions office in Cork will be in contact with you to complete your registration.

Aim
Ireland’s economic output value is led by the Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and IT/Computing industries and each of these sectors underpinned by a globally recognised expertise in advance manufacturing. Key to maintaining quality and regulatory standards, in addition to maintaining manufacturing competitive advantage, is design, build, commission, and maintenance of industrial PLC-based automation processes and systems.

This one year part-time Special Purpose Award is designed to address the ongoing skills shortage in the area of industrial PLC-based automation processes and systems. Graduates will be equipped for the various roles currently available primarily in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device sector.

The programme is aimed at individuals who have basic PLC programming and SCADA experience and are looking to upskill in these areas. A strong emphasis is placed on enabling learners to further develop all their key skill sets required to support career opportunities. Utilising Siemens PLC hardware and software (TIA and PLCSIM Advanced) the learner will experience first-hand practical applications whilst enhancing the theory in order to expand their understanding of industrial PLC-based automation systems.

What will I study?
1. Industrial Communications & Networks: Communications protocols such as Modbus, Ethernet, Profibus.
2. PLC SCADA Systems: HMIs, Subnet, trending, data historians.
3. PLC Kinematic Control Systems: Motion-based manufacturing systems
4. Control Systems Integration: PID Control, Deployment of PLC/SCADA to Practical Applications, Principles of Distributed Control Systems.

Award
Special Purpose Award, Certificate in PLC based Automation Systems (20 ECTS, Level 7, on the National Framework of Qualification).

Conor O’Farrell
T: 021 433 5870
E: conor.ofarrell@mtu.ie

Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
20