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ATMN 175 - Industrial Networking

2 Credit: (1 lecture, 1 open-lab, 0 clinical) 2 Contact Hours: [ATMN 160  or ELEC 253 ]

This course covers the applicable skills and theory for Ethernet industrial communication networks used on automated lines.  Students will explore a wide array of Ethernet topics to gain a strong grasp on the foundational knowledge necessary to understand the function of Ethernet industrial communication networks. Students will develop the skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols, such as TCP/IP and Ethernet/IP. 
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Recognize various network connection methods.

  1. Describe wired and wireless connections.
  2. Compare computer network topologies
  3. Identify the OSI standard model for networking.

Goal 2:  Implement network connections.

  1. Construct wired network connections.
  2. Adapt wireless network connections.

Goal 3:  Compare various network components and protocols.

  1. Compare computer network topologies.
  2. Characterize routers and switches.
  3. Explore TCP/IP IPv6 Ethernet/IP Profinet Profibus Modbus DeviceNet protocols.

Goal 4:  Configure an industrial network system.

  1. Specify industrial automation components.
  2. Integrate a managed switch.
  3. Troubleshoot common network and control issues.
  4. Perform basic maintenance tasks.

Goal 5:  Prepare industrial network implementations for various scenarios.

  1. Specify appropriate hardware and software.
  2. Compile security and reliability needs.

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