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MREN 320 Introduction to Industrial Automation

MREN 320  Introduction to Industrial Automation  Units: 3.50  

Industrial automation is about the design of machines used in autonomous
systems for the production of goods and services. It is an interdisciplinary subject concerning areas of machine design, sensors, actuators and control systems.
This course introduces the subject and covers central concepts of automation including hardware components for automation, mechanical actuation systems, automation design synthesis, logic design for automation processes, electro-pneumatic actuation, PLC programming and PLC-based applications of PID. Students will get hands-on experience with a PLC controlled automation
machine through a series of labs.
(Lec: 3, Lab: 0.5, Tut: 0)

Requirements: Prerequisites: MREN 318, ELEC 443 or MECH 350, or permission of the instructor. Corequisites: Exclusions:  
Offering Term: W  
CEAB Units:    
Mathematics 0  
Natural Sciences 0  
Complementary Studies 0  
Engineering Science 16  
Engineering Design 26  
Offering Faculty: Smith Engineering