Level 2 Siemens SMSCP

The Mechatronic Systems Associate certification is the second of three certifications in a series. Each certification is based upon a specified, industry-driven job profile which can help an employer determine where the certified person can be best placed within their organization.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10828
Campus: Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Electronic Engineering

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Lisburn
26/08/2024
Day: Tuesday
Course Overview

The SMSCP Level 2 course will consist of a full day session once a week for 32 weeks, followed by and online exam. The course will be held in our mechatronic training room, at the Lisburn campus. On completion of the course, each customer will receive a Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate qualification.   

Level 2 (Associate) Certification consists of six standardized courses. Each course consists of roughly 60 hours of classroom instruction with additional laboratory work on a physical system located at the training institution, on PC- and web-based simulations, etc.

The main focus of the courses are:  

  • Course 1: Process Control Technologies
  • Course 2: PLC Programming and Communication
  • Course 3: Automation Systems
  • Course 4: Motor Control
  • Course 5: Mechanics and Machine Elements
  • Course 6: Manufacturing Processes

Once a student has successfully completed all six courses, they should be well-prepared to sit for the Level 2 certification examination.

Only by successfully passing the Level 2 Certification Examination will the student be awarded the certification of Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate.

A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate will function as a highly skilled technician who can work with modules and components in complex mechatronic systems as well as be able to assess and analyse the system as a whole. A certified Associate can manage, investigate, repair, and troubleshoot mechatronic systems, with the aim of operational efficiency and cost and process control. A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate would usually carry out their work at production facilities, workshops, or in service sites that use complex mechatronic systems.

  • Course 1: Process Control Technologies
  • Course 2: PLC Programming and Communication
  • Course 3: Automation Systems
  • Course 4: Motor Control
  • Course 5: Mechanics and Machine Elements
  • Course 6: Manufacturing Processes

The SMSCP Level 2 course is ideal for anyone that would work or want to work with industrial mechatronic systems.

All candidates must have completed the Level 1 qualification.

Underlying the curriculum of the Certification Program is the System Approach (© Siemens AG), which has been used with high effectiveness for the training of Siemens’ own co-workers in Germany. Mechatronics under the auspices of this program is not only the marriage of electrical, mechanical and computer technologies, it is also a philosophy for looking at systems. Under traditional methods of teaching mechatronics, students learn about each of these fields separately from one another. Sometimes, there is a course or two, or a capstone seminar or project at the end of the training which tries to pull all these topics together. 

Under the System Approach, students learn about the complexities of the system in a holistic fashion. This means that from the very first day, they are confronted with a complete complex system and learn about the various parts of the system by examining their roles in the system, always keeping the “big picture” in view.

Starting at the macro level, students first see the full system and learn about its function. From there they go into one of the system modules, examining the components contained within the module and their inter-relationships with one another. At the component or device level, students learn about the physical properties of each component in the system, and, coupled with their knowledge of the flow of energy, mass and information through the system, they will learn to carry the measurements required to pinpoint where malfunctions are occurring. They can determine whether a component is defective, whether the energy or information flow is incorrect, or if the hardware of the control system is defective – in other words moving from the micro-level back up to the macro-level in the troubleshooting process.

To enrol to the SMSCP Level 2 course at SERC you will need the SMSCP Level 1 qualification.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Lisburn
26/08/2024
Day: Tuesday

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Level 2 Siemens SMSCP
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Lisburn

26/08/2024
Day: Tuesday
15 £3706.00

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