Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105095082014Supervisory Control and Data AcquisitionElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To apprehend the basic concepts and application areas of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, to get information on programmable logic controllers (PLC) used in automatic control. To gain the ability to program and control processes using PLC and SCADA software packages.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd.Doç.Dr. Dilşad Engin
Learning Outcomes
1To comprehend the structure and functions of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and understand the role of SCADA in mechatronic systems.
2To apprehend the industrial communication protocols used in SCADA systems.
3To get the idea of the role of programmable logic controllers (PLC) in SCADA systems.
4To program and run PLCs to control processes.
5To gain the ability to write a visual SCADA program for controlling a system and run the program on a PLC.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The basic concepts, functions, and application areas of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems; communication networks in SCADA systems, industrial communication protocols and SCADA protocols; programmable logic controller’s (PLC) significance and application areas in automatic control and SCADA systems; PLC programming languages and automatic control programs; RTU based SCADA systems; visual programming using SCADA software package and PLC programming for a control system, running on PLC and establishing Ethernet/IP communication.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1The basic concepts, functions, and application areas of SCADA systems related to mechatronics; control architecture used in SCADA systems
2Communication networks for data transfer in SCADA systems: local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN); industrial communication protocols as Modbus, Profibus, DeviceNet, EtherNet/ IP and specific SCADA protocols
3Programmable logic controller’s role in automatic control and SCADA systems, application areas; physical data transfer media used in data transfer between SCADA and PLC, and other smart instruments; industry standards: RS-232, RS-485, CAT5, RG6
4PLC programming languages and instructions, programming and analyzing PLC programs
5Programming PLCs for automatic control systems
6PLC programming using advanced instructions: PWM, PID control, etc. Programming and running PID control programs via analog modules on PLC.
7Analyzing SCADA systems: hardware and firmware; RTU based SCADA systems
8Introduction to SCADA visual programming: creating projects, adding clusters, configuring servers, adding and configuring equipment; adding tags, trends, alarms, building graphics pages.
9SCADA visual programming: building control panel, inserting graphical objects and reconfiguring, animation of symbols, defining digital and analog tags, running the program in “demo” mode.
10Midterm exam
11SCADA visual programming: Configuration of alarm and trend pages, creating and running “Runtime” Displays, Security configuration, Building Runtime Menus, managing projects.
12Setting up communication between SCADA and PLC by configuring the communication parameters, and running control program in “runtime” mode
13Writing a SCADA visual program for a control system and running in demo mode.
14Writing and running the PLC program for a control system.
15Running the PLC and SCADA programs for a control system in manual and automatic modes on PLC.
16Final examination
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Springer Handbook of Automation, Springer 2009. Editors: Prof. Shimon Y. Nof, ISBN: 978-3-540-78830-0 (Print) 978-3-540-78831-7 (Online) 2. Practical SCADA for Industry, Newnes 2003. David Bailey, Edwin Wright, Print Book ISBN: 9780750658058, eBook ISBN: 9780080473901 3. Bilgisayar Haberleşmesi ve Ağ Teknolojileri, 2012. Dr. Rifat Çölkesen, Prof.Dr. Bülent Örencik ISBN:9756797006 4. Practical Modern SCADA Protocols, 1st Edition, Newnes 2004. Gordon Clarke, Deon Reynders, Print Book ISBN :9780750657990, eBook ISBN :9780080480244 5. PID Control: New Identification and Design Methods, Springer 2005. Editors: Michael A. Johnson, Mohammad H.Moradi ISBN: 978-1-85233-702-5 (Print) 978-1-84628-148-8 (Online) 6. Related articles on SCADA systems
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Criticising Paper7535
Individual Study for Homework Problems14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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