16 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2024
17 Jul 2023 to 10 Sep 2023
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
480 hours (1 year)
Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
Venue:Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified with there is a new run.
3-4 evenings a week
6.30pm to 10.30pm
480 hours (1 year)
Are you planning to venture into the Process Control and Instrumentation industry? If you are already in this industry, are you getting ready to deepen your skills to meet the demands brought about by the rapidly evolving process control technologies, the increasing use of industrial networks in Distributed Control Systems and the increasing importance of cybersecurity in these systems?
The Advanced Diploma in Process Control & Instrumentation offers post diploma training in the area of Process Control and Instrumentation. The curriculum is flexible, designed for self-paced learning, and has e-learning components.
This course offers relevant modules in response to the evolving needs of the industry. Apart from fundamental technologies like dynamics and control theory, computer control, process control and instrumentation, this course also covers advanced topics in the modules highlighted below:
- Advanced Programmable Logic Control, which provides participants with advanced concepts in the areas of control system design, advanced instruction sets, intelligent I/O modules, local area networks, supervisory control and data acquisition in PLC systems
- Distributed Control System Applications, which equips participants with the skills needed for the configuration, operation, testing and monitoring of Distributed Control Systems.
- Industrial Networks and Cybersecurity, which addresses both the needs of the industry in the use of industrial networks as well as the increasing importance of cybersecurity in networked systems. The use of the popular industrial communication platform, OPC UA, will also be covered in this module.
- AI for Automation, which addresses the rapid integration of AI technologies in control systems. This module introduces the basics of AI and machine learning and their application in control systems
Participants in this course will have the opportunity to gain hands-on training in our laboratories, which are equipped with facilities from leading industrial suppliers including Siemens, Yokogawa, Endress+Hauser, Pepperl+Fuchs, Bosch, Festo and National Instruments.
This course has received endorsement from the Instrumentation and Control Society, Singapore (ICS):
“The Instrumentation and Control Society, Singapore (ICS), believes that the Advanced Diploma in Process Control and Instrumentation (NAPCI) offered by Singapore Polytechnic provides an excellent upgrading opportunity for our engineering workforce in the process control and instrumentation industry. The course offers extensive foundational training in control system basics as well as in advanced topics on PLC, Distributed Control System, AI and Industrial Networks and Cybersecurity which makes this course highly relevant to the control industry.
Dr Yang Zhizong
Instrumentation and Control Society, Singapore”
Participants are required to bring their personal computer notebook when attending lessons, as they may need it to access the e-learning materials, write reports, etc.
The primary objective of this Advanced Diploma course is to provide working adults with the necessary skills and knowledge relevant to the Process Control and Instrumentation industry. The specialised technical modules will give a deeper understanding of knowledge and skill sets required for a graduate to work in the Process Control industry.
There are 4 separate modular Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC). Each PDC is designed to be completed in one academic semester and is made up of two 60 hours modules. Upon completion of four PDCs (a total of 480 hours) within a maximum period of 2 years, the participant will be conferred a qualification in the Advanced Diploma in Process Control and Instrumentation.
Participant can decide to complete 1 or 2 PDCs in an academic semester. This is to allow participants the flexibility to complete all the 4 PDCs in a minimum period of 1 year or at the maximum period of 4 years.
The details of the two modules in each PDC are as follows:
Please click here for Module Synopsis
PDC 1 Certificate in Control & Advanced PLC
Module 1 – Advanced Programmable Logic Control
Module 2 – Dynamics and Control
PDC 2 Certificate in Instrumentation & AI for Automation
Module 3 – Instrumentation & Measurement System
Module 4 – AI for Automation
Semester TwoPDC 3 Certificate in Distributed Control System & Computer Control
Module 5 – Distributed Control System Applications
Module 6 – Computer Control Systems
PDC 4 Certificate in Industrial Networks and Cybersecurity & Process Control
Module 7 – Industrial Networks and Cybersecurity
Module 8 – Process Control Engineering