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WinCC, profibus and profinet systems for teaching purposes

Endall, Luke (2016) WinCC, profibus and profinet systems for teaching purposes. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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This thesis project is a continuation of multiple projects that first began in 2011. In 2011, Murdoch University procured the following new technologies to introduce into the Industrial Computer Systems Engineering (ICSE) major under their Bachelor of Engineering Honours undergraduate degree:

• two industrial networking standards (Profibus and Profinet),

• remote network monitoring or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) control software (SIMATIC WinCC) and,

• variable speed drives

Before these technologies could be taught, they first had to be learnt and understood. To achieve this, since 2011, students have been working with these technologies and producing learning materials to assist future students.

The primary objectives of this phase were to:
i) Research, assemble, review and simplify existing project materials and,
ii) Design and create learning modules which encapsulate the existing project materials in the form of ‘Lab guides’ to be used in the ICSE Laboratory Room. These materials will be used in the ENG448 SCADA and Systems Architecture Unit commencing in Semester One of 2017.

These primary objectives were achieved, with the actual learning modules delivered to the project supervisor electronically.

This report begins by introducing readers to the background of the project, its motivation and objectives for this phase in sections one and two.

Readers are then informed about the various new technologies that will be taught in the learning modules in section three and then outlined as to the approach/methodology used in achieving the project objectives in section four.

The learning modules are then discussed with specific hardware/software being introduced during each relevant learning module in section five.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Cole, Graeme
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