GIT A1 – Introduction to Automation & Control


Students in higher institution (universities, technical schools etc) Fresh Graduates, New Recruit Engineers, and Personnel involved in design, installation, operation and maintenance of Monitoring, Automation and control systems.

Among others, you will cover:

  • Evolution overview of Process Control/Automation: PLC/HMI/SCADA/DCS, Instrumentation Systems, Power System Engineering, Safety & E-Security
  • Electrical Basics
  • Control system design basics (close loop & open loop)
  • Architecture of PLC based control system; CPU, PSU, I/Os & Memory System
  • Working with field devices and connections: sensors, drives, actuators etc
  • PLC Communication and connections
  • PLC Configuration & Programming
    • a. Component selection
    • b. I/O Configuration
    • c. Project development i. Algorithm, Flowchart & Boolean Truth table ii. State & Timing Diagram
    • d. Basic instructions: NC, NO, Timers, Counters, Comparator, SQC, Control etc
    • e. Program uploading & downloading
    • f. Industrial System Applications Examples i. Beverage production system application ii. Boiler temperature and level control applications iii. Traffic Light Control and other sequential (ESD) applications
  • Diagnosing faults using software and hardware (machine) diagrams

Practical Exposure: AllenBradley PLCs, Siemens PLCs, Schneider PLCS, Software: Simatic Step7, RsLogix 500, etc


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

  • Understand Hierarchical Structure of Automation and Control Systems
  • Identify Sensor, Set point ,Comparator and Final control element
  • Identify and explain the advantages of a programmable logic control over the conventional controls;
  • Make a simple program in ladder diagram and statement list programming;
  • Translate a ladder diagram program into electrical and logic circuits equivalent;
  • Solve problem exercises and simulate controls
  • Observe safe practices in dealing with PLC controls systems.