राष्ट्रीय इलेक्ट्रॉनिकी एवं सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान ,कालीकट

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology,Calicut

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India
Course Calendar

PC500 : Advanced Diploma-PLC/SCADA/DCS Engineer (16 Weeks)

Course : Advanced Diploma-PLC/SCADA/DCS Engineer (16 Weeks)
Code : PC500
Starting Date : 25 November,2019
Last Date To Apply : 14 November,19
Course Coordinator :

Arumugam J
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.

Course Objective

This course is aimed at equipping an Engineer /Diploma holder /M.Sc holder (in specific streams) with appropriate knowledge and skills required in configuring, programming and operating Industrial automation systems with the use o fIndustrial Field Instruments, PLCs, SCADA/ HMI and DCS.

Course Outcome

PLC/SCADA/DCS Engineers to meet the requirements of configuring, programming, installing and operating of industrial automation systems.

Course Structure

PC-500 : Advanced Diploma - PLC/SCADA/DCS Engineer ( 16 weeks)

Code No.




Industrial Field Instrumentation, PLC and PID Controllers & NI-LabVIEW

12 Weeks


SCADA / HMI System Development

2 Weeks


Distributed Control System (DCS)

2 Weeks


Course Contents

PC-501: Industrial Field Instrumentation, PLC & PID Controllers, NI-LabVIEW

  • Industrial Sensors / Transducer
  • Measuring Temperature with Thermocouple & RTD
  • Measurement using Bridge circuit
  • Flow, Pressure, Force & Strain measurement using Strain gage
  • Transmitters
  • Control Valve
  • Programmable Logic Controllers Basics
    • Hardware/Software introduction & Instruction sets
  • Programming of PLC using IEC 61131-3 Languages (LD, FBD etc..)
  • Detailed functions of Digital and Analog I/O modules.
  • Branded PLCs interface with plant Digital IOs & Analog Sensors/Actuators
    • AllenBradlly
      • SLC-500 with RS-Logix 500, Emulator & LogixPro Simulator
      • Compact Logix with RS-Logix 5000
    • ABB – AC 500 Controllers with 3S CoDeSys Software
    • Siemens CPU 300/400 Controllers with SIMATIC STEP 7 Software
  • Fundamental process control techniques,
  • Implementing PID algorithm using above mentioned Controllers
  • Using smart module and control stepper motor.
  • Comparison of different brands of PLCs
  • Introduction to Measurement and Automation Software  LabVIEW
  • Graphical programming for data acquisition& Control

Signal processing, analysis & presentation using LabVIEW.

PC-502: SCADA / HMI System Development 

  • Introduction to Industrial Networking and RS 232-422-423-485 standards
  • Industrial field buses
    • MODBUS – Serial /TCP-IP
    • HART
  • Introduction to SCADA and SCADA / HMI Components
  • GE-iFIX SCADA Software
  • HMI Development, Data Processing, Control Algorithm Programming
  • Data Acquisition PLCs/RTUs, Database Connectivity and Report generating.
  • OPC (OLE for Process Control) Configuration with RTUs (PLC)
  • NI LabVIEW DSC (Data logging and Supervisory Control module)

PC-503: Distributed Control System (DCS)

  • Introduction to DCS and Compare with SCADA system
  • Introduction to ABB 800F DCS with Control Builder IT software
  • Hardware Configuration of ABB 800F (PM 802F) (process station – PS).
  • Developing a project and control the plant through field bus (ProfibusDP, Foundation Fieldbus).
  • Monitoring & controlling the plant using DigiVI-visualization software (operator station- OS)

Course Fees

General Category Applicants: Rs. 46,410/- (Rs. 39,000/- + 18% GST+1%KFC) .

SC/ST Category Applicants: Course Fee is waived for SC/ST students. However they are required to remit a refundable security deposit of Rs.4,700/-  which will be refunded only after successful completion of the course.


  • BE /B.Tech /Diploma passed in the following discipline.
    Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation/ Industrial electronics/ Chemical Engineering/ Applied Electronics and Instrumentation/ Instrumentation & Control/ Electronics & Communication/ Mechatronics / Computer Science.
  • M.Sc in Electronics/ Instrumentation/ Industrial electronics.

Important Dates

Last date for receiving completed application forms

14th November 2019

Publication of Selection list in our website

 16th November 2019

Counseling /Admission Date

25th November 2019

More Details

How to Apply
Click here for details on how to apply or refer the Prospectus.

The Centre has a team of enthusiastic and competent engineers with postgraduate qualifications

Class & lab timings
The Labs and Classes are from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, Monday to Friday.