Asee peer logo

Programmable Logic Controller Teaching Method

Download Paper |


2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

Start Date

June 12, 2005

End Date

June 15, 2005



Conference Session

Curriculum Development in Electr-Mech ET

Page Count


Page Numbers

10.1029.1 - 10.1029.9



Permanent URL

Download Count


Request a correction

Paper Authors

author page

Wm Evans

Download Paper |


Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) have been found in industry since the early 1970's. The application of PLC's has long been considered a required course for majors in Electrical Engineering Technology. Course content has traditionally centered on hardware with labs giving some programming experience. It is proposed that the education process for teaching PLCs should concentrate on programming from the beginning with the object of training good PLC programmers. The course content of two courses will be described with the first course usually placed in the sophomore year and the the second course in the senior year. Course content of both courses will be discussed as well as the philosophy of placement of various topics in the two-course sequence.

Evans, W. (2005, June), Programmable Logic Controller Teaching Method Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--15156

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2005 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015