—This paper presents a method of preparing
Programmer Logic Controller (PLC) and Supervisory and Data
Acquisition (SCADA) laboratory experiments for a final year
instrumentation course. It is the process of continuous quality
improvement to produce work-ready graduates. The students
are taught with the up to date technology for monitoring and
control using in industry. Recently, Ethernet-enable PLC was
rapidly introduced into modern SCADA systems for the
monitoring and control of industrial process, other scientific
application and even office processes. However, set up a modern
SCADA laboratory may sometimes costly and requires specific
skills. Therefore, institutes and instructors may reluctant to do
it. In this paper, it will be shown that generally the PLC and
SCADA laboratory experiments can be set up within limited
budget and the student can completed the basic experiments in
four laboratory sections in one semester period.
—PLC, SCADA, teaching and learning.
K. I. Wong and T. U. Siaw are with the Electrical and Computer
Engineering Department, Curtin University, Sarawak, CO 98000 Malaysia
(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Kiing Ing Wong and Teck Ung Siaw, "PLC and SCADA Laboratory Experiments for a Final Year Instrumentation Course," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 865-868, 2015.