Siemens Mechatronics Certification Programme consists of four standardized courses, each of which has a main focus, although the big picture systems-based perspective is maintained throughout. The 4 units are: Course 1: Electrical Components This course covers the basics of electrical components in a complex mechatronic system. Based upon a physical system, students will learn the basic functions and physical properties of electrical components, and the roles they play within the system. Technical documentation such as data sheets, schematics, timing diagrams and system specifications will also be covered. Course 2: Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives This course covers the basics of mechanical components and electrical drives in a complex mechatronic system. Based upon a physical system, students will learn the basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components as well as electrical drives (AC and DC), and the roles they play within the system. They will also learn about mechanical components which lead and support the energy through a mechanical system to increase efficiency and to reduce wear and tear. Materials, lubrication requirements and surface properties will be examined. Course 3: (Electro) Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits This course covers the basics of pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the functions and properties of control elements based upon physical principles, and the roles they play within the system. Course 4: Digital Fundamentals and PLCs This course covers the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system with a focus on the automation system SIMATIC S7-300 and the appropriate programming software STEP7.
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- Greater London
Suitability - Who should attend?
GCSE or Equivalent with strong Numeracy Skills.