Industrial Control Programming based on IEC61131-3 PLCopen Standards

Short Course / 3 days

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

Course Information

Industrial controller programming makes up the core of all applications. As such, efficiency and quality in automation is a requisite for the adoption of software standards. The IEC 61131-3 standard meets these demands, increasing development productivity while lowering maintenance costs.

Learning Outcomes

Gain the upper-hand with an integrated design environment at your fingertips. You’ll learn all about IEC 61131-3 PLC languages as well as common programming structures and State Machines, while gaining insights about the concept of OOP in PLC programming.


Course Date: 3 to 5 Feb 2021
Application Period: 4 Dec 2020 to 17 Jan 2021
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9am to 6pm

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:

A. IEC Programming - PLC Program Structure and Modular Concept (7 hrs)
  • PLC languages and IEC 61131-3 (1 hr)
  • Understanding the different programming languages (2 hrs)
  • PLC programming using Ladder, Function Block and Structured Text (4 hrs)
B. Common programming structure and State Machine (7 hrs)
  • Point Of Use: Function, Function Block and Program (3 hrs)
  • Concept of Task (0.5 hr)
  • Create process image and attach to Physical IOs of PLC (0.5 hr)
  • Programming Best Practice: Concept of ¡°State Machine¡± (1 hr)
  • Case Study (2 hrs)
C. Sharing on concept of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) (3 hrs)
  • Concept of OOP (1 hr)
  • Case Study: Modelling single function in a simple machine (2 hrs)
D. Case Studies with assessment (4 hrs)

Trainer's Profile


Eric graduated from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Hons).

Eric has been a full-time lecturer with the Polytechnic since 2011. Prior to that, he works in SME and MNC as industrial automation and service engineers for 8 years.

In terms of continuing education for adult
learners, he specializes in Industrial Control and Automation module taught in the Modular Certification in Instrumentation & Control. He also undertakes research projects, working with hospitals for health and
assistive technologies.


In-class assessments.

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 a basic logic circuit knowledge in electrical engineering.

Course Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

The course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit, click here.

For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years$385.20
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above$145.20
Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)$385.20
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$145.20
Others (and Repeat Students)$1284
Full Course Fee$1284