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Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture (OPC UA) for Advanced Manufacturing

Topic:Engineering, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    10 Jun 2024 to 11 Jun 2024
  • Registration Period:

    11 Apr 2024 to 13 May 2024
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 05:30 PM,
    Monday and Tuesday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    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 would be notified if there is new run.

Course Objective

OPC Unified Architecture is a machine-to-machine (M2M) protocol for industrial automation developed by OPC Foundation and it has become the interoperability standard for industrial automation. The course aims to introduce trends in industrial communication M2M, OPC UA standard and its specifications and security model as well as integration techniques on how industry host controllers can integrate into information systems such as cloud or web-based Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system using OPC UA protocol.

The objective of this course is to introduce participants on communication trends in industrial automation, basic networking concepts, M2M architecture and protocols, OPC UA communication standards, security and information models, data and historical access and its impact in automation systems. Participants will learn how to securely integrate control devices on a computer network to extend controllability via OPC UA enabled WebAccess SCADA system and accessibility over Local Area Network as well as Wide Area Network.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

- Recognise the trends in industrial automation
- Define the basic functions of networking devices, network addressing and subnetting of network addresses
- Acquire the concepts of LAN, WAN and Internetworking
- Explain how the M2M architecture and its communication protocols are used in advanced manufacturing  
- Interpret the OPC, OPC UA and its specifications 
- Describe OPC UA security models
- Implement a designed industry application as a proof of concept by using industrial controllers, OPC UA and WebAccess SCADA.

Topics to be covered




Trends in industrial automation, challenges and enablers


- Basic functions of networking devices, network addressing and subnetting of network addresses

- LAN, WAN and Internetworking (Hands-on with Cisco Packet Tracer)

- Quiz 1


- M2M architecture and communication protocols

- Introduction to OPC Foundation and OPC UA


OPC UA security models with Hands-on


Implement a designed industry application (POC) using industry controller, OPC UA and WebAccess SCADA

- Quiz 2


SIMTech Model Factory Visit

Minimum Requirements

Basic computer literacy. Basic knowledge and practical experience in control, automation and plant floor Operation

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Assistant or Associate Engineer/Technician/System Integrators/Plant and Operation Managers

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $675.00 $20.25 $95.25
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $525.00 $20.25 $245.25
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $525.00 $20.25 $245.25
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $675.00 $20.25 $95.25
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $67.50 $817.50

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

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