Process control and automation

Process Control and Automation

New Zealand Certificate in Process Control and Automation (Level 5) with strands in Process Control and Process Automation

TC1705

Course Details

  • Two years
  • Part-time
  • $4652 pear year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 5
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

This programme is primarily delivered by distance learning, with a short practical block course component which students will be required to attend on site at Wintec.

This programme will provide you with learning and skills in advance of those you have already gained in other relevant Level 4 qualifications, focused on two related industrial disciplines/strands – Process Control and Process Automation.

You'll develop knowledge and skills in important core topic areas including; instrumentation and automation safety systems, hardware and software systems, and selection and specification of control and automation equipment for process control or process automation systems.

You will also develop in-depth knowledge related to their chosen strand, and they will be able to work at Senior Technician level in either the Process Control or Process Automation fields.

​VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Schedule A: Common core modules 

 

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
IMCT501Safety & Compliance for Process Control & Automation Systems​510  19241 v2
IMCT502Control System Hardware & Interfaces​515  25886 v1
IMCT503Equipment Specification & Selection​515  25885 v1
IMCT504 Functional Descriptions & Specifications ​55  28118 v1
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Schedule B: Process Control strand 

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
IMCT505Process Theory & Applications515  25887 v1
IMCT506Process Control & Applications​55 IMCT50525888 v1
IMCT507Process Control Investigation510IMCT501,
IMCT506
 19233 v2
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Schedule C: Process Automation strand

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
IMCT410Use CAD Tools to Document an Automation Project45  16974 v4
IMCT508PLCs & Elementary Programming515  22727 v1
IMCT601Process Automation​615IMCT501
IMCT508
 22744 v2
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Entry Criteria

  • It is recommended that candidates will have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Theory) (Level 4) and the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Practice) (Level 4); or
  • National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Level 4); or
  • A relevant New Zealand certificate in electrical theory and practice at level 4; or
  • Can demonstrate experience and skills equivalent to the above
  • Alternatively, candidates who have training and experience in mechanical aspects of industrial control or automation processes may apply for and be accepted into the programme.

Selection Criteria:
  • All candidates will be interviewed for suitability for the programme. Should places in the programme become limited, selection will be based on: 
  • Academic history and prior relevant qualifications gained;
  • Relevant recent and current work experience.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score in the academic band of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

Career/Further Opportunities

You'll be equipped with the skills, knowledge and attributes to work as a Senior Technician in the Process Control or Process Automation fields servicing primary process industries such as pulp and paper, dairy, petrochemicals, steel and aluminium, wood products, extractives, food products, energy generation and distribution, water and wastewater, and utilities.

 

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Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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