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Industrial Automation & Networks - Cork

Lifelong Learning
CR_EAUTN_8

The Certificate in Industrial Automation and Networks aims to provide the learner with advanced knowledge of PLC programming using multi-languages and the ability to develop PLC communication across the required network structures.

Award Name Special Purpose Certificate (Level 8 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Special Purpose
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level Level 8 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 8 NFQ) Special Purpose Munster Technological University Level 8 NFQ
Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
15

Duration

1 Year

This course will be delivered on two evenings per week at MTU Bishopstown campus - two nights per week (Wednesdays and Thursdays) from September 2023 to December 2023, one night per week (Wednesdays) from January to May 2024

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have obtained a Level 7 in Automation and Control or similar. Candidates may also be considered through MTU’s well-established RPL process.

Candidates with sufficient experience which in the judgement of MTU may be deemed equivalent to this qualification will be considered following the principles/procedures set out the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning service in MTU.

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Further information

MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork.

€2,200

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee. 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.

**Funding Options Available**

The course cost is normally €2,200 however a 40% subsidy from Cobotics Skillnet is currently available to eligible applicants. This reduces the course cost to €1,320 (a saving of €880).

In order to avail of funding you must be working in the private sector. Public sector workers are not eligible for Skillnet funding.

All private sector businesses of any size, including sole traders, that are based in the Republic of Ireland are eligible to undertake part-funded upskilling with Skillnet Ireland.

Please note: the company must be paying the course fee. Funding is not available to individual applicants.

APPLICATION DEADLINE 17th September 2023

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate:
• Detailed knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, major concepts, principles and theories associated with PLC, HMI and Networking in modern automation systems.

• The ability to evaluate the five IEC61131:
- PLC Programming Languages and the appropriate network communication protocols
- Connect the correct Input/Outputs to the PLC, HMI and map the IO bits to the programming charts.
- Programme a PLC incorporating a HMI using the appropriate languages communicating across the selected network.

Award
15 ECTS Credits on the NFQ will be received by students who successfully complete the course.

CAMMS
T: 021 432 6264
Email: CammsCork@mtu.ie

Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
15