Industrial Automation for 21st Century Using Programmable Logic Controller

Course Date:

Registration Period:

25 hours

9:00am to 6:00pm

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

At the very core of industrial automation lies Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) as its main component. With the integration of PLC, various operations involving complex or sequential logics can be actualized with easy-to-program and troubleshoot PLC programming language, which is based on IEC 61131-3 standards. Our course will provide you with detailed knowledge, coupled with practical approach to directly apply PLC programming language in solving everyday problems to enable the next generation of automation.

Course Objective

This course aims to equip participants with essential knowledge and skills in wiring components to PLC and programming using Omron Sysmac Studio. Participants can apply their skills in designing PLC and HMI control to drive various devices and equipment.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
1. Design and demonstrate the use of relay as a control system.
2. Design and implement an electro-pneumatic system based on application.
3. Design and implement the functions and operations of PLC.
4. Design control logic and various commonly used functions of PLC instructions based on application.
5. Construct and implement PLC based control program using learned PLC instructions.
6. Design, implement and operate a PLC based control system based on application and sequential control.
7. Design and implement HMI to PLC system.

Topics to be covered

1. Basic introduction to electro-pneumatic system
2. Hands-on with electro-pneumatic system
3. PLC basic components, program instructions and IEC 61131-3 programming language
4. Using Sysmac Studio to program PLC
5.  Hands-on with PLC-based control system
6. Design and programming of PLC and HMI
7. Experiential learning – AMC
8. Extension of PLC knowledge in other fields by LKH Precicon

Suitable for

Operator / Technician / Assistant Equipment Engineer / Assistant Integration Engineer

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Basic skills in Microsoft Word.
Basic knowledge on electrical circuitry.

Award / 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 Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Full Fees (before GST): $990.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $20.79
GST payable for others: $69.30

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$891.00$119.79
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$693.00$317.79
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$693.00$317.79
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$891.00$119.79
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$1,059.30

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

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

1Under 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

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*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 a new run.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
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c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available 

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.