Course Title: Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EEET6794C

Course Title: Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Luigi La Forgia

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4864

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EEET 6791C (UEENEED009B Develop, enter and verify programs for industrial control systems using high level instructions)

Course Description

This unit covers development, installation and testing of programs for supervisory control and data acquisition. It encompasses working safely, process analysis, developing process condition database, developing Human-Machine Interface (HMI), using dedicated SCADA software package and documenting programming activities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED008B Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems


Develop and enter programs using dedicated supervisory control and data acquisition software

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 SCADA software is used to develop human-machine interface (HMI) of processes.
2.3 Control functions, data acquisition components and automated tasks are programmed using SCADA software.
2.4 Complex data is manipulated within the SCADA software.
2.5 Alarms and limits for process variables are identified and programmed accordingly.
2.6 Trends for process variables and limits are programmed accordingly.
2.7 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.


Monitor, verify and document programming activities

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Device operation is tested in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
3.2 Entered objects and settings are tested as meeting those specified in the design brief.
3.3 SCADA software tools are used to test and monitor programs and operating faults, anomalies are identified and rectified.
3.4 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.5 SCADA system specification and program are documented in accordance with established procedures.
3.6 Work completion is reported and appropriate personnel notified in accordance with established procedures.


Prepare to develop programs for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of the SCADA system is determined from design brief and process specifications.
1.4 Process data are analysed for development of graphical design/mimic diagrams.
1.5 PLC analogue and digitised addresses are related to tag database.
1.6 Tag data types are configured in the database.
1.7 Graphic objects are created and added to a graphic library. (See Note 1)
1.8 Equipment, software and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Simulated work activities with classroom tutorial and practical exercises to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge and performance of the skills in preparing, developing and verifying SCADA programs in terms of the topics detailed in the Teaching schedule below.

Teaching Schedule

Week  |  Topic

  1. • What is SCADA
    • Create a new Project and Set-Up Communications
         ▪ Clusters
         ▪ Network Address
         ▪ Servers
    • Create a Variable Tags Database.
         ▪ Manually
    • Creating graphics Pages, and Compiling & Running a Project
         ▪ ON/OFF Button
  2. • Create a Variable Tags Database.
         ▪ Editing the data base file
    • Creating graphics Pages, and Compiling & Running a Project
         ▪ Numeric Text Object
         ▪ Slider
  3. • Using Objects and Common Object Properties
  4. Test 1
    Covering sessions Wks 1, 2 & 3
  5. • Using Objects and Common Object Properties 
  6. • Alarms
         ▪ Digital
         ▪ Multi-Digital
         ▪ Analogue
  7. Test 2
    Covering sessions Wks 5 & 6
  8. • Commands & Controls
         ▪ Touch
         ▪ Keyboard
    ­           -System
    ­           - Page
    ­           -Object
    • Defining Key Sequence for Commands
         ▪ Passing Multiple Arguments
         ▪ Passing Keyboard Arguments to Functions
         • Admin Tools like Configuring Menu & Tag Debug
    • Find & Replace tool
    • Configuring Start-Up Page.
    Mid-Semester Break
  9. • Trends
    • Process Analyst
  10. Test 3
    Covering Sessions Wks 8 & 9
  11. • Genies
    • Drop Box for Genie Form
  12. • Super Genies
  13. Test 4
    Covering Sessions Wks 11 & 12
  14. • Events
    • Accumulators
    • Devices
  15. • Reports
    • Security
  16. Test 5
    Covering Sessions Wks 14 & 15
  17. Centralised Exams
  18. Centralised Exams

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Resources available on the student network drive

Overview of Assessment

This course may be assessed through a range of practical exercises, assignments and progressive tests.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this course consists of 6 Practical Tests as outlined in the table below.

From a given brief which specifies the requirements, you are to create a project in class within a given time limit.
The requirements will pertain to certain topics.
When the time is up, your Assessor will come around to assess you.

Topic Covered    Major Assessment task    Proportion of final assessment    Date
Wks 1,2&3           Practical Test 1                  20 %                                                    Wk 4
Wks 5 & 6            Practical Test 2                  20 %                                                    Wk 7
Wks 7 & 8            Practical Test 3                  20 %                                                    Wk 10
Wk 9 & 10            Practical Test 4                  20 %                                                    Wk 13
Wks 14 &15        Practical Test 5                  20 %                                                    Wk 16

Assessment Matrix

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