Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a control system architecture that uses computers, networked data communications and graphical user interfaces for high-level process supervisory management, but uses other peripheral devices such as programmable logic controllers and discrete PID controllers to interface to the process plant or machinery.

The SCADA concept was developed as a universal means of remote access to a variety of local control modules, which could be from different manufacturers allowing access through standard automation protocols. In practice, large SCADA systems have grown to become very similar to distributed control systems in function, but using multiple means of interfacing with the plant. They can control large-scale processes that can include multiple sites, and work over large distances


What's the course about

Industrial automation is a set of technologies that results in operation of machines and systems without human intervention to a large extent. It enables factories to achieve performance superior to manual operation. Whereas 'control' is another set of technologies that achieves desired patterns of variations of operational parameters and sequences for machines and systems by providing the input signals necessary.

SCADA is a system of hardware and software that combines industrial automation and control. Short for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition, SCADA are the backbone of modern industry. It allows industries to monitor, gather, and process data; interact with and control machines and devices such as valves, pumps, motors, and more, which are connected through HMI (human-machine interface) software, and record events into a log file.

Course Objectives

The course deals mainly with data acquisition and management. Students will learn the applications of SCADA software, SCADA features, creating applications, creating database tags, developing graphic displays, trending, communication with PLC and other hardware, and commissioning of network nodes.

CADD Centre’s STAAD.Pro training covers all applications of SCADA software.

Key course content

Architecture of SCADA

Different communication system

SCADA Window Creation

Object Configuration

VB Scripting

Alarm & Recipe management

PLC & SCADA Interfacing

Structures and Faceplates creation

Remote Monitor & Control Process

Real Time trends & Historical trends

Data logging, OPC & ODBC

Industrial SCADA project

Who can enroll

Students, professionals, research scholars of electrical, electronics and instrumentation sphere, and students pursuing their Bachelors, Diploma or Masters in ECE, EEE, E&I and industry professionals.

Job opportunities

SCADA Operator, SCADA Programmer, Automation Engineer, SCADA Modelling Engineer, SCADA Maintenance Engineer and Instrumentation Engineer are some of the jobs available in this domain.