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Centre for Industrial Automation and Control



About the Centre

The centre promotes advanced technologies and integrated solutions in industrial automation and control. It specialises in factory automation, process automation, instrumentations and control applications. The centre also provides leading research and development capabilities in various areas of industrial automation and control technologies through strong industry collaboration.


Capabilities and Technical Services

CIAC aims to provide the following:

  • Industry Solutions and App Developments
  • Automation System Design
  • Staff and Student R&D capability

The centre is specially focused on the development of the following areas of technologies: Foundation H1/HSE, Profibus FMS/DP/PA/Profinet , Devicenet, Industrial Ethernet, Industrial Data Communication, Process & Discrete Control, Smart Instrumentation, Industrial Networks, Automation Solutions, Integration Systems, Control Applications. ;


The centre promotes advanced and relevant technology applications by offering the following:

  • Engaging relevant staff projects and consultancy work
  • Supervising quality final year student projects with industry support
  • Keeping up staff expertise with latest industry standards  and technologies
  • Contributing to the development of new courses and training programmes
  • Collaborating with industry partners through facility and manpower resources sharing

Project Showcase

The centre develops the prototypes and project showcases in the following:

  • Telehealth solution - Arm Vest & Finger Monitoring System
  • Telehealth solution - Sick Patient Simulator
  • Industrial Infocomm - Crowd Monitoring Solution
  • Industrial Infocomm - Quality of Service in Wireless Signal Monitoring   
  • Industry applications in Vision System, 3D sensor research, high precision liquid measurement system, Video/Camera sensing system.
  • Industry applications in PLC/DCS/SCADA/HMI/Fieldbus technologies.  
  • Process control solutions and pilot plants
  • Industrial data mining and monitoring solutions

Foundation Fieldbus Process Control Plant and DCS System  

Profibus Automation Machine Line and PLC System

Industrial Networking and Control Applications


Field Instrument Control System


Process Pilot Plants and DCS Control Integration


Dry Ice Production with Field Measurement System


Foundation Protocol H1 and HSE Pilot Plant


 Baggage Altering System Tester



The centre has strong industry collaborations with the following:

  • Fieldbus Foundation
  • Profibus Assoication
  • ICS
  • SIAA
  • Siemens
  • Yokogawa
  • Honeywell
  • ABB
  • NI
  • SMAR
  • Pepperl & Fuchs
  • Yamatake
  • Festo
  • Mitsubishi
  • Allen Bradley
  • Wonderware
  • Beckhoff
  • Omron
  • Moxa
  • E+H
  • Emerson
  • Syseng
  • Tritech Instruments
  • TDS
  • Precicon
  • TNS and more.



Courses and Seminars

The centre offers the following courses under the training program, ‘WDA Advanced Certificate Training in Process Technology’:

  • Link Process Instrumentation & Measurement Devices
  • Apply IT and Network in Control Applications
  • Perform Basic Control for Process Plant
  • Perform Advanced Control for Process Plant
  • Implement PLC in Control Systems
  • Install and Configure Fieldbus Control System

The centre offers short courses in the following areas:

  • Foundation Fieldbus Technology
  • Profibus Fieldbus Technology
  • Devicenet and Ethernet/IP
  • Advanced Instrumentation
  • Smart Sensors and Data Acquisition
  • Factory Automation
  • Process Automation
  • Industrial Networks and Applications.




Contact Information

  Mr Chung O.J.
Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (65)6879 0691
Fax: (65)6772 1974

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