Controlling Automated System using PLC IEC61131-3

Short Course / 3 Days

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Learn how to control Pneumatic and Electrical components when using the Programmable Logic Controller

Learning Outcomes

After this course you will be equipped with the knowledge to write basic programs using the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) IEC61131-3 standard for an automated system, including:
  • Knowing the basic function of pneumatic and electric components in automation.
  • Reading, designing and constructing simple pneumatic circuits. With the use of the PLC, they will be able to control the pneumatic and motor drive circuits.


Course Dates : 21st to 23rd December 2021

Application Period: TBA

Course Timing: 9am to 5pm

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 4 modules:

Learn about the Pneumatic and Electrical Drive Circuits of the Control System (2 hrs)
Learn how to program PLC IEC61131-3 using Ladder and Structured Text (7 hrs)
Integrate the PLC logic control with Pneumatic and Electrical Drive Circuits of the Control System (8 hrs)
Case studies with assessment (4 hrs)


These are the topics for the above short course.

Trainer's Profile

Ng Shi Ping

Ng Shi Ping is a senior lecturer with the School of Engineering of Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She teaches automation and mechatronics systems.The engineer-turned-lecturer has over 10 years’ experience in doing machine development, which includes integrating sensors, pneumatic actuators, motion control cards, designing vision processing algorithm and finite state machines for mechanical motion. Shi Ping has been a full-time lecturer with the Polytechnic since 2014 teaching Industrial Automation, C programming, Microcontroller and interfacing, Electrical and Electronic Technology, etc


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

Applicants should preferably have basic logic circuit knowledge in electrical engineering.

Course Fees

For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.
Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

SkillsFuture Credit Funding available. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) & Permanent Residents (PR)$288.90
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (SC & PR)$108.90
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy For Singaporeans$108.90
Full Course Fee$963.00