IMCT502 – Control System Hardware and Interfaces

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Module code
Module title
Control System Hardware and Interfaces
To provide the student with advanced knowledge of process control and automation hardware, software and interfaces beyond the knowledge and skills included in related trade (Level 4) qualifications.
  • TC1705
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Hardware platforms for control systems
Industrial data communication systems
Earthing, bonding, and shielding as applied to industrial instrumentation, control and automation systems
Surge and interference protection
Operator interfaces
-Hardware platforms and their applications - PLC, DCS, PAC, MIS, SCADA
-Data communication systems - data networks, signal transmission, industrial communication protocols
-Earthing, bonding and shielding
-Surge and interference protection
-Operator interfaces - HMI design, layout, interpretation etc.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be by way of structured distance learning, either by hardcopy written material and assessment/s or by on-line learning and assessment. Students will be provided with essential learning material in the form of two workbooks and related assessments and will be encouraged to research some aspects by way of library/database and/or internet searches for pertinent material, especially vendor equipment specifications etc.

Assessment Criteria
Written Assessment 140
Written Assessment 240
Practical Assessment20
Achievement of a pass grade in all written and practical assessments.