राष्ट्रीय इलेक्ट्रॉनिकी एवं सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान ,कालीकट

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology,Calicut

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India
Course Calendar

PC100: PG Diploma in Industrial Automation System Design

Course : PG Diploma in Industrial Automation System Design
Code : PC100
Starting Date : 23 March,2020
Last Date To Apply : 16 March,20
Course Coordinator :

Arumugam J.
Principal Technical Officer
0495 – 2287266 Extn.  247

Mob:  9080515215

Course Preamble

Stiff competition, higher quality standards and growing concerns of safety & environmental damage have pushed the Industrial sector to adapt state-of-the-art Automation Techniques for effective utilization of resources and optimized performance of the process plants. Recent trend of merging control systems associated with both factory and process automation demands knowledge from diverse fields. Automation applications span plant automation, discrete and batch process control, embedded machine control and manufacturing production line automation. The industrial automation applications include automation of time critical systems that demand precise real time readings and control. Qualified automation engineers are needed to meet these requirements of designing appropriate automation systems. But, one need to have knowledge of diversified fields such as PC/ PLC based Control, Instrumentation, H/W, S/W, Networking, Industrial AC Drives, Machine Vision, DCS, SCADA/HMI, High speed data acquisition, RTOS etc., to become a successful automation engineer.

Course Objective

This course is aimed at making an Engineer with appropriate experience; a qualified designer of Industrial automation systems with the use of PLCs, PACs, Industrial Field Instruments, Industrial PCs, SCADA/HMI, Data-acquisition boards,
Machine vision, robots, Microprocessor based instruments, and related Software. The course also includes an industrial oriented project work during which the student will be working on specific assignments of his/her choice.

Course Outcome

Qualified automation engineers to meet the requirements of designing appropriate industrial automation systems.

Course Structure

The course consists of the following modules as given in the table below.
PC100: PG Diploma in Industrial Automation System Design ( 24 weeks )
Sub Modules Duration
CoreModules Measurements with Industrial Field InstrumentsData Acquisition Systems,

Process Plant Control & Automation System Design,

Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC),

Automation System Integration &Engineering Concepts

24 Weeks
PLC & PID Controllers,Industrial Data Communications
SCADA/HMI System Development
Distributed Control System (DCS)
Industrial Drives & Robotics
Project Work

Course Contents

Measurements with Industrial Field Instruments, Data Acquisition Systems, Process Plant Control & Automation System Design, Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC), Automation System Integration &Engineering Concepts

  • PC based hardware and software for Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) and Control
  • Automation system structure & functional Levels
  • Standard instrumentation signal levels
  • Selection of sensors/transducers for Industrial application
  • Functions of industrial signal conditioners
  • Signal conditioning requirements of common transducers
  • Intelligent transmitters/sensors
  • PC Based Data Acquisition System Design
  • PC Based Data Acquisition & Control (DAQC) I/O Devices
  • PC Based DAQ System Buses
  • Graphical programming for data acquisition, signal processing, Control,
  • analysis & presentation using Measurement and Automation Software
  • Developing data acquisition and instrument control applications using LabVIEW
  • Control system design and simulation using LabVIEW
  • Design of Instrumentation Loops, ISA Symbols & Diagrams
  • Introduction to Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC)
  • PAC architecture using NI hardware and software
  • Data Acquisition & Control with RTOS (NI Fieldpoint I/O)
  • RTOS based Industrial Applications

PLC & PID Controllers & Industrial Networking

  • Programmable Logic Controllers & PLC interfacing Techniques
  • Programming of PLC using Ladder diagrams, Function Block diagram & Structured Text Language
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of PLC systems
  • Implementation of control techniques using PLC
  • PLC programming with Allen Bradley SLC500 series (SLC5/02 & SLC5/04)
  • RS Logix 500 Software, Emulate500 Software
  • Allen Bradley CompactLogix Series PLC ( 1769 L23 ), RS Logix 5000 Software
  • SIEMENS SIMATIC S7 controllers (CPU 412-2PN, CPU 314 & 315-2 DP)
  • SIEMENS IM151-1 High Feature, Siemens Touch Panel TP 177B
  • SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional programming Software
  • ABB AC500 PLC System, PM 581-ETH CPU
  • ABB Software PS501-PROG Control Builder
  • Programming with IEC 1131-3 Languages
  • System design with PLC
  • Comparison of different brands of PLCs
  • Fundamental process control techniques
  • Controller tuning methods
  • Introduction to Industrial Networking
  • Analog and Digital Communications on Plant Floors
  • RS232-422-485 standards
  • PLC to PLC & PLC to PC communication
  • Profibus, DH-485 and Foundation Fieldbus

SCADA / HMI System Development

  • Introduction to SCADA
  • Different Systems in SCADA like Field Instrumentation, RTUs, Communication Networks and Central Monitoring Stations
  • Intellution’s iFIX SCADA Software
  • National Instrument’s LabVIEW DSC (Distributed & Supervisory Control) Software
  • HMI Development, Data Processing, Control Algorithm Programming
  • Modem connectivity & SCADA protocols
  • Network Communications, Communication with RTUs
  • Data Acquisition with Cards and PLCs/RTUs
  • Database Connectivity
  • SCADA development for Small Scale Pilot Plants (Case Study)
  • OPC (OLE for Process Control) Configuration
  • Comparison of different SCADA packages

Distributed Control System (DCS)

  • Distributed Control System (DCS) architecture
  • Introduction to ABB Freelance DCS
  • Control Builder F Configuration Tool
  • Project Management and hardware configuration
  • ABB – AC 800F ( IndustrialIT Controller ) Process Station
  • Process visualization software, DigiVis, for Operator Stations
  • Developing DCS programs, task based programming and function blocks
  • S800 I/O modules and interfaces
  • Foundation fieldbus and profibus interfaces to DCS
  • Device configuration via FDT/DTM
  • Process measurements & control through fieldbus I/Os
  • Data access through gateways

Industrial Drives & Robotics

  • Motors & Drives
  • DC Motor Drives
  • AC Motor drives
  • Embedded Controllers for Drives
  • Industrial Application of drives
  • Concepts of Industrial Robots, Classification
  • Robot Task Programming
  • Applications of Robotics

In the project work, students will be guided to do project work in advanced technologies of Industrial control and instrumentation. Students will be given choice in selecting project among different projects available based on different technologies. Working/Sponsored candidates can opt to do their project work at the employed organization. The student has to submit project registration form, progress reports and project completion form duly signed from their project guide at the employed organization.

Course Fees

General Category Applicants: Course Fee is Rs 70,000 + GST @ actual.

SC/ST Category Applicants: Course Fee is waived for SC/ST students. However they are required to remit refundable security deposit of Rs.8,000 which will be refunded only after successful completion of the course. This amount will be forfeited, if the student fails to complete the course successfully.



ME /MTech or BE /B.Tech in Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation/ Chemical Engineering/ Applied Electronics and Instrumentation/ Instrumentation & Control/ Electronics & Communication/ Mechatronics / Computer Science. Final year students# of above disciplines also may apply.

# On the date of counseling/ admission, final year students have to produce the originals of course completion certificate & mark lists up to and including the last semester/year examination. Only those candidates who have passed all the semesters/ year examinations of their qualifying degree on or before the date of counseling are eligible for admission.

The Post Graduate certificates shall be issued to only those who produce the original or provisional degree certificate and the original mark lists and complete all the modules of PC100 program successfully as per the course requirements.


Important Dates

Last date for receiving completed application forms

First selection list will be prepared based on the applications received on or before 7th March 2020.

The additional selection list will be prepared based on the applications received on or before 16th March 2020 and excluding the applicants included in the first selection list.

Publication of Firstselection list in ourwebsite

9th March 2020 (Candidates must verify their selection from our web site only. No other individual intimation will be send to the candidates separately)

Last date for taking provisional admission by paying the Advance fees for applicants in the First selection list

On or before 16th March 2020

Publication of additional

selection list in our website (if there are vacant seats)

16th September 2019 (Candidates must verify their selection from our web site only) No other individual intimation will be send to the candidates separately

Counseling date

23rd March 2020

Payment of First installment fees for applicants in first selection list

On 23rd March 2020

Payment of Advance & First instalment fees for applicants in Additional selection list

On 23rd March 2020

Course commencement date

On 24th March 2020

Payment of Second instalment fees

On or before 5th June 2020


More Details

For more details like How to Apply, Placement, Hostel, etc please see the Course Calendar

For more Information Contact the course coordinator: Email: pc100@calicut.nielit.in, Phone 0495 2287266 (ext. 247/215).