Learn about the Automation course.
Part of the Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0 Program.
Automation systems are a major piece of the Industry 4.0 paradigm and can be readily found across all levels of the manufacturing landscape. From simple process parameter monitoring to enterprise level planning systems, people co-working with automation is a key driver of manufacturing performance and efficiency. Participants will work through different levels of automation systems, discovering applications and opportunities to improve efficiency, communication, and decision making.
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Skilled Industry Experts
Hear from academic instructors and experienced industry experts across disciplines.
Achieve more than you expected in each burst 60 - 90 minute topic sessions over 3 days.
Starting with IoT devices and you will work your way up through the control and acquisition devices and examine the components of the industrial communications network.
Develop an understanding of co-working with automation and how it is critical to your organization and successful integration of automation.
Case studies on implementing different control systems, and you will learn how best to design and setup effective communication between automated systems and people throughout your organization.
Hours of Training
Course Content Breakdown
Identifying processes and procedures for automation.
Fixed vs Programmable vs Flexible.
Automation technology, reviewing different types, the required infrastructure, technical requirements, and investment.
Monitoring, control, and supervision.
SCADA, Manufacturing Execution, and ERP Systems.
Co-working with automation, effective human-machine-interfacing.
Upcoming Course Dates
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Participants must hold or be completing a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college; hold a relevant certificate in sustainability from a recognized university; or have equivalent professional experience.
Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about the background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.
Tuition & Fees
Please note costs noted below are in CAD dollars, and do not include the 13% HST - Harmonized Sales Tax charged for Canadian Applicants.
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Regular cost for this course
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Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0
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Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0 Program
Learn more about the Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0 Program and the four courses offered.
Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems
Big Data, AI, and Cyber-Security
Advanced Manufacturing and Hybrid Engineering