Programmable Logic Controller Systems

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Programmable Logic Controller Systems
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code 4021
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Single Subject Certificate Limerick Institute of Technology None
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening
Location (Districts) Limerick City
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1. Apply Online (Please see "Application Weblink below).

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Application Date Application Deadline: Friday 6th September 2019 (Space Permitting).
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Duration 12 weeks, 3 hours per week. Tuesday, 7.00pm to 10.00pm.
Course Fee €575.
Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to take this module as a single subject, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology must meet the entry requirements.

Students not registered on the Degree will receive an LIT Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Students registered for the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successf...

Course Content

To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of automation systems, programming approaches and industrial control applications.

Having successfully completed this module, the learner will be able to:
1. Outline the benefits of programma...

Subjects Taught PLC Control, PLC Programming, Software Programming, PLC Applications, Control Systems. This module will include hands-on programming using Ladder Logic (LAD) and Sequential Function Charts (SFC) in GX Developer software for the Mitsubishi FX PLC.
Assessment Method Each taught module has a programme of continuous assessment worth 50% and a final exam worth 50%. It is necessary to pass both elements to achieve an award in the module.
Careers or Further Progression Progression
This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology (Level 7).
Further Enquiries Department of Flexible Learning
Tel: 061 293802
Location LIT Moylish
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