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SCADA and Industrial Control Systems (ENG609)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description The main objective of this unit is to provide solid knowledge, skills and practical experience, with several SCADA systems, typical architectures and several different types of communication networks and industrial devices. Practical exposure with several systems will be provide with some of the topics including Siemens Graph and SCL, VSDs, Profibus, WinCC and Experion.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the completion of this unit, students are expected have experience and knowledge in
1. Group Skills - Team work and technical reports
2. Design, setup and commissioning
3. Databases, programming, Graph & SCL
4. Profibus and WinCC 5. Honeywell Experion
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 x 4 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit has a very strong practical element. Students are exposed to several commercially available industrial SCADA systems and components. Weekly workshop activities involve programming, configuration and operation of controllers, HMIs and industrial server systems.
Other Learning Experiences The laboratory facilities are available 24/7, which is a necessity for access and further learning using the specialised devices and software used in this unit. This facilitates both informal and formal group work and communication.
Assessment There are three major forms of assessment for this unit with the indicated weightings as below: 15% Laboratory Competency; 35% Group Projects; 50% Tests.
Prerequisites ENG501 PLC Applications and ENG525 Control Systems
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Industrial Control Systems Engineering
Industrial Control Systems Engineering (ME+MIT)
Appears in these Minors Industrial Control Systems Engineering
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