14-18 January 2019

Course details

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fees:
    - per module £2000
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Module leaders

Prof Richard Burkett, Jon Love, Alan Munns, Chris Hamlin, David Stokes, John Townend, Mike Hadfield, David Wright

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Course aims

To provide an understanding of the issues involved in the management of control and automation projects, from specification right through to decommissioning, whether from a user’s, contractor’s or supplier’s perspective, and to become familiar with good practice. 

Learning objectives

  • To appreciate how to do a costs and benefits analysis for an automation project, and how best to present it to management. 
  • To understand a range of techniques relevant to the management of automation projects, and to appreciate how and when to apply them. 
  • To be aware of the life cycle issues relating to control systems and application software. 
  • To develop an ability to make judgements about, and to take responsibility for, technical issues in an industrial context. 
  • To become aware of relevant standards, industry guides and legal requirements. 

Course structure

This module is of one week's full-time intensive study consisting of a series of lectures and case studies. Module delivery is structured around the various phases of the life cycle of a control and automation project.  A variety of case studies are used to illustrate the aspects of the management of automation projects.  These provide a vehicle for group discussion about issues such as project evaluation, presenting the case, contracts, quality, safety and viability.