Diploma in Engineering Technology (Industrial Communication System)

JPT/BPP(K)1000-600/B293 Jld3(7)( N/523/4/0237)(MQA/PA 4870) 12/2019

Programme Brief

This programme introduces the underlying principles and tools needed to design effective communications systems, and outlining the equipment , software, and protocols structures and models required to transmit, report and process real-time data in an integrated automation plant.

Students will plan and use the appropriate tools to design, configure, and verify the operation of data communication system in which communication networks are the critical backbone of automation and control systems to manage information for monitoring, control, and automation.

The rapidly converging industrial network protocols such as Ethernet/ IP, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Modbus, Profibus, and EtherCAT will also be discussed to ensure that the graduates are able to cope with the advancement of technology and trend in industrial protocol and communication system.

Core Study Area

  • Computer Programming
  • Industrial Network & Communication
  • Instruments and Control
  • Industrial Network Protocols

Produce graduates who are able to:
PEO 1: Demonstrate skills and knowledge particularly in areas related to a secured industrial communication network and automation, thus contribute to global industry demands
PEO 2 :Engage in lifelong learning and demonstrate good leadership quality through academic qualifications achievement and career advancement
PEO 3 :Perform services to the community, cultures and environment through involvement with related organizations and society
PEO 4: Communicate effectively and demonstrate entrepreneurial skills

At the end of this programme, students will be able to:
PLO 1 :Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisation principles to well – defined practical procedures and practices
PLO 2 :Analyse well-defined engineering problems in their discipline or area of specialisation
PLO 3 :Formulate solutions to well-defined technical problems
PLO 4: Assist in formulation of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs
PLO 5: Conduct investigations of well-defined problems
PLO 6: Apply appropriate techniques, resources and engineering tools to well-defined engineering activities, with an awareness of their limitation
PLO 7: Demonstrate an awareness of and consideration for societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and their consequent responsibilities
PLO 8: Communicate effectively with the engineering community and society at large
PLO 9: Function effectively in a diverse technical team
PLO 10 :Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practices
PLO 11 :Demonstrate an awareness of management, business practices and entrepreneurship
PLO 12: Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering practices, taking into account the need for sustainable development
PLO 13: Recognise the need for professional development and to engage in independent and lifelong learning

Job Opportunities

  • Industrial Communication Technologist
  • Industrial Network Insfrastructure Designer
  • Industrial IT Technical Assistant
  • Industrial Communication Network Planner