The BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering is a vocational qualification designed to provide students with a strong foundation in engineering principles and concepts. The specific content and curriculum of an HNC in Engineering may vary depending on the institution, but generally, it covers a range of topics related to engineering and science. Some common subjects that may be taught in a BTEC HNC in Engineering program include Instrumentation, Control and Mechatronics.
Instrumentation and Control as a branch of engineering deals with measurement & control. It is a critical aspect of many industrial processes, and requires a deep understanding of both the underlying technology and the specific application. Professionals in this field may include instrumentation and control engineers, technicians, and operators, who work together to design, install, and maintain the systems that keep our world running.
Instrumentation engineering is the engineering specialization which focuses on the principle and operation of measuring instruments for automated systems. On the other hand, mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that combines principles from mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, as well as control theory, to design and develop advanced systems and products. The term “mechatronics” is a combination of the words “mechanics” and “electronics”.
Mechatronics engineers use their knowledge of mechanics, electronics, and computing to design and develop complex systems that involve the integration of mechanical, electrical, and software components. Examples of mechatronic systems include robots, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation systems, and medical devices.
This book covers:
Day 1 – Introduction to Instrumentation & Control
Day 2 – PLC
Day 3 – DCS, HMI, and SCADA
Day 4 – PID Controller
Day 5 – Mechatronics
Day 6 – Digital communications
Day 7 – Misc. Topics