1. What are the eligibility criteria for the CAE course?
Diploma / Degree (electronics, electrical, mechanical, Instrumentation engg.)
B.Sc ( Physics, Electronics)
Students pursuing above mentioned courses
1. For whom this course is useful? Who can be benefited from this course?
The course is about automated function which brings together electrical / electronics / mechanical components and their utilities to act automatically with the help of a programmed device called PLC.
The course is interesting and useful for a person having inclination towards application of logical thinking.
However, a person having engineering background or that of Physics can grasp and perform faster. e.g. Fresh engineering graduates and B.Sc. Physics/ Electronics graduates OR working professionals in either of above fields who desires to build a career in fast growing automation industry and who upgrade their present level of knowledge and enhance their performance.
The course is for all those who want to keep the pace with the latest technology
2. I don’t know anything about industrial automation. Will I be able to understand?
Yes. You will understand progressively because we start the training from introduction to the components involved their working and cover all the core topics in detail. So it becomes very easy for a student to understand.
Students who are ITI technician also are trained by us and have proved their worth.
3. What is a PLC?
A PLC means a Programmable Logic Controller which is a combination of hardware and works on software to a make any operation/process automatic in the industries for e. g. Automobile factory, Steel Industry, Power generation industry, Paint shop, Packaging line, Bakery etc. The PLC works considering inputs feed to the same and automatically operates a circuit involving Electronic, Electrical, Pneumatic, Hydraulic components. The user enters a program, usually via software, that gives the desired results.
4. Do I need to have any special computer language Programming Skills?
It is not essential to have any special PC programming language skills but you must know how to operate the computer.
5. At TAACT only one PLC is taught. If I join other institutes, I may learn 4 different brands of PLCs. So, by learning more makes of PLCs, my value in the job market increases.
Do you agree that an engineer having knowledge of Siemens PLCs is readily absorbed in companies where ABB or Allen Bradley make PLCs are used AND viceversa?
Because industry believes that after working on one type of PLCs, the engineer can adopt programming skills of any other PLC, just by referring manuals of the new model of PLC.
At TAACT, we believe in imparting of knowledge which is long lasting & so will be useful for lifetime.
All PLCs are more or less similar in structure & in term of programming blocks. So, learning different PLCs is nothing but knowing:
Addressing structure of the particular model of PLC
Interfacing techniques for particular model of PLCs
Understanding different programming blocks & their syntax codes.
Using the programming software for the particular model.
All above details are listed in programming & hardware manuals of any PLC, which one can read & acquire the knowledge. What is required to do so understand of all terminologies & concepts which are common to all PLCs. So, we believe that instead of calling overview of any PLC as learning of that PLC, it is better to learn one particular PLC to such a depth, which will empower you to learn any PLC just by going through the manuals, for your lifetime.
As per our experience, learning any PLC in depth at least requires 120 hrs. So, spending same or even less time to learn 4 different PLCs, is nothing but deceiving ourselves.
Additionally remember one thing that whatever models you are going to learn today, will be obsolete after 4 years. So, it is better to acquire ability of self learning which is possible only with in depth knowledge rather than taking overview of more no. of PLCs.
6. TAACT does not offer job guarantee, while some other institute is offering the same.
We assist a candidate by referring him / her to the prospective employers in Automation field.
At TAACT, we believe in ethical trade practices & adhere to one of our core values i.e. credibility. We do not want to commit something just to make money, when there is a possibility that we might fail in keeping the promise even in one case.
The reasons which restrict us from committing the job guarantee are as follows:
We Train & Prepare a candidate for the knowledge of “Automation Engineering” part of the interview.
Employers conduct interviews of many candidates before employment.
There are other factors dealt in any interview.
Candidate’s performance in interview is the final deciding factor.
If a student does not get a job, we do NOT want to give excuses. e.g
1. Your absenteeism was more.
2. Our responsibility ceases after sending you to 2 interview calls.
3. You didn’t pay the fees before the committed date
4. You were offered a job in suburbs, but you didn’t accept it.
5. You were offered a job of Rs. 5000.00 per month, but you didn’t accept it.
7. What are the job opportunities after completion of this course?
Due to globalization, industries are forced to adopt automation technologies to achieve:
1. International quality standards.
2. Repeat accuracy in the function / process
3. Adhering strict delivery schedules.
4. Reduction in human errors.
5. Less dependence on labour.
So you will find automation in each & every industry irrespective of its size. As the demand of automated machines is on rise, you will find increase in manufacturers of such machines & plants.
Now, the user & manufacturer of automated systems require engineers to design, maintain & modify such systems. So ideally every industry needs such automation engineers. So, imagine the job opportunities for the right candidates.
Moreover, in automation field, same products are used globally resulting into opportunities all over the world for the same knowledge set.
TAACT has included everything in Certified Automation Engineer (CAE) course, which industry dreams the automation engineer to know. As this course transforms a typical engineer (electrical, electronics, mechanical) into automation engineer. Whenever industry wants to employ engineers they prefer automation engineers rather than degree / diploma engineers.
So there is always more no. of job opportunities waiting for an Automation engineer from TAACT than a typical engineering graduate or diploma holder.
8.What is normal salary structure one can expect after completion of the TAACT CAE course?
Automation engineers are expected to be recruited in the area of design, Production, maintenance, after sales servicing and many more. All fields are experience based fields. So, after completion of CAE course, one may be recruited as a trainee / fresher at the normal salaries being offered in that period, i.e. in the range of 1 to 2 Lacs annually. After an experience of 2 to 3 years, an automation engineer can expect salaries ranging from 3 to 5 lacs annually depending upon the performance and capability of the individual & the organization, he is working with.
This CAE course enables you to enter into a creative, rewarding & prosperous field of automation. After experience of more than 5 years, sky is the only limit for right candidates in industrial automation field.
9. Why is it necessary to complete CAE course at the start of the career?
A typical engineer knows only about his branch of engineering & requires help of engineers from other branches to design or troubleshoot a system. Moreover, university course provide limited knowledge about the latest products being used in the industry.
So, by completing the course at the start of your career, you make sure that your knowledge level increases and matches with the industry expectations & you become more versatile.
If you start your career without such knowledge base,
You may not be competitive while entering into working atmosphere.
You may not be able to enter & settle in where automation has become a must
Your knowledge will be limited to the older machines & it’s components. In such events, while finding / changing the job, your interviewer may not find you useful / versatile.
Another candidate who is an automation engineer may get the job / be promoted faster than you due to his abilities to handle the project single handedly.
10. Your fees are too high.
As we believe in practical knowledge, our labs are flooded with specially designed training systems. We invest huge amount in lacs on the equipments in the lab at each campus.
In addition to this we provide almost 1000 pages of course material to each participant.
Our CAE course duration is of more than 300 hrs. If one calculates the training cost per hr, it comes to approx. Rs. 100/-, which is much lesser than the cost of courses like autocad, animation, software programming etc, which is approx. Rs. 150/-, wherein the equipments are limited to computers.
Considering all above points, we are sure that you’ll agree with us that our fees are more than reasonable.
Additionally, you can avail special discount under Early Birds Scheme.
11. Can the duration of CAE course be reduced?
In CAE course we have tried to cover entire automation technology components. We have done our best to schedule the course within 2 months. But looking at the time, which can be devoted by an individual & acceptable cost, we are forced to design the course for 2 months.
So, the course is reasonably scheduled & duration can’t be reduced further.
We would like to comment further that one should invest 2 months looking at the extraordinary career prospects & secured future.
12. I want to learn only PLC programming. Why you have added other topics including Pneumatics & Hydraulics?
At TAACT, we believe in development of Automation Engineer, one who knows all accessories of automation technology, irrespective of his own engineering branch.
Only such engineers can achieve great career growth.
Additionally, even if one wants to learn only PLC programming, ultimately PLC gets interfaced with sensors, switchgears, motors, pneumatics, hydraulics etc. So, unless one knows about characteristics of all these products, PLC programmer fails to program a process, or his role will be limited to a code writer & not designer.
13. Can I start my own business after completion of this course?
Definitely, yes you can start a system integration business after one or two years of experience after completion of CAE course. This is a very wonderful line of business, which is very creative & prosperous. The beauty of this line is that you need not invest in space, equipments & manpower to start with.