Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering

Center of Excellence

Process Control and Industrial Automation

In order to meet the exacting demands of the oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and downstream processing industries, modern plants are equipped with systems and devices which are needed to measure and regulate variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, liquid level, velocity and density. Industrial Automation provides the technology to control and monitor a process plant using such concepts as feedback, cascade, feedforward and advanced process control.

Students in the Centre of Excellence in Process Control and Industrial Automation are exposed to the practical, up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills demanded by leading industries worldwide. Here they study subjects which include: process control, instrumentation, control valves, process plant layout and piping design, tuning of process loops, SCADA, PLCs, advanced process control (APC), boiler control, hazardous areas, safety instrumentation (IEC 61511 and IEC 61508), industrial data communications, networking, device Net and Fieldbus, industrial wireless, shielding/EMC/EMI, and noise reduction.