Introduction to Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture (OPC UA)

Course Date:

Registration Period:

8 hours

9:00am to 6:00pm

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

Singapore Polytechnic 

Course Introduction

This course covers the OPC UA (Unified Architecture), SS IEC 62541, which is a platform-independent standard. OPC UA allows various kinds of systems and devices to communicate by sending Messages between Clients and Servers over various types of networks. It supports robust, secure communication that assures the identity of Clients and Servers, and resist attacks. OPC UA scopes include Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Distributed Control System (DCS) interface, and provide greater interoperability between higher-level functions.

Course Objective

This course provides participants with a good understanding of the SS IEC 62541 standard. The key components of the OPC UA Multi-Part Specification include Core Specification Parts, Access Type Specification Parts, and Utility Specification Parts. Practical sessions are included to allow participants to experience the OPC UA platform-independent standard of communication between Clients and Servers, over various types of networks.

Course Outline

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

1. Describe key concepts of OPC UA (SS IEC 62541)
2. Explain the information model of OPC UA
3. Differentiate between OPC UA and other communication protocols
4. Explain the security models of OPC UA
5. Apply OPC UA to Brownfield Environment

Topics to be covered

1. OPC UA (SS IEC 62541) and its applications 
2. Information Model
3. Brownfield Integration
4. Security
5. Case Study

Suitable for

Assistant Engineer / Associate Engineer / Engineer / Senior Engineer

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Diploma / ITE Qualification / participants with related experience working in engineering or IT environment

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): $420.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $8.82
GST payable for others: $29.40

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$378.00$50.82
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$294.00$134.82
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$294.00$134.82
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$378.00$50.82
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$449.40

*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.

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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)
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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.