Course Description

This course will build on what you have learned in CNTR-125 Distributed Control Systems III, and cover a number of industrial process networks and well as network security.

Course will begin with the theory and structure of digital communications as it relates to Field Buses.

A review of Foundation Field Bus will be followed by other buses such as: Device Net, Profibus, Modbus, wireless, etc. Where possible we will be communicating to process devices, which will help us understand the configuration required, the protocol, wiring methods, and troubleshooting techniques.

The remainder of the course will be focusing on DCS networking, which will include fibre, routers, port mapping, security, etc. We will also be discussing virtualization as this is becoming more common, especially on larger DCS installations.



CNTR-125 is the mandatory requirement for this course.You are required to show proof of completion by emailing conedadvising@sait.ca.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Industrial Data Communications
M, W
6:00PM to 9:00PM
May 09, 2022 to Jun 13, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $1,140.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 04, 2021 to May 10, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 04, 2021 to May 10, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
May 11, 2022 to Jun 10, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Course materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes

Before Course Start – Campus Access:   

If you have additional questions, contact Advising at conedadvising@sait.ca


CNTR 125 is a mandatory requirement for this course. If you have completed this requirement at a school other than SAIT, email your proof of completion documents to conedadvising@sait.ca at least one week prior to the course start.

No class on Monday, May 23, 2022.

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