(BMFA 4223)


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]     Apply knowledge in industrial automation system for control of automation processes and the machineries involved.

[2]     Design PLC programmes to solve complex problems in automation using logic control and logic diagram.

[3]     Design an integrated automation system based on fluid power equipment, robot work cell, PLC, vision system and other types of automation tools.

[4]     Demonstrate practical skills to construct PLC as well as pneumatic and hydraulic circuitry using automation studio. 



This course shall expose students to elements of automation technologies such as material transfer system, material transport system, automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS), design of automated manufacturing system, and PLC programming. Students are also exposed to the fundamental knowledge and inter-relation between automation system and manufacturing system especially in the integration between different sensors, actuators, and controllers (PLC).  In addition, students are exposes to machine vision system, its algorithm and system integration (hardware and software).



[1]     Stenerson J., 2003, Industrial Automation and Process Control, Prentice Hall.

[2]     Mikell, P.G., 2001, Automation, Production Systems, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

[3]     Ashfal, C.R., 1992, Robots and Manufacturing Automation, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York.

[4]     Doughlas, M.C., 1986, Standard Handbook of Industrial Automation, 1st  Edition, Chapman and Hall.