Interdisciplinary Automation and Control in a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Laboratory

  • Jack Toporovsky
  • Christine Hempowicz
  • Tarek M. Sobh
Conference paper


The University of Bridgeport’s School of Engineering created a new PLC Industrial Control Lab to accommodate lab-based, hands-on training using different types of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). The Lab and associated courses were designed to meet ABET’s EC2000 standards and prepare students for the workforce.


Touch Screen Programmable Logic Controller Engineering Curriculum Wire Diagram Control Cabinet 
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The authors acknowledge the equipment contributions by Gibson Engineering Company, Incorporated of Norwood, MA and HESCO of Rocky Hill, CT.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Toporovsky
    • 1
  • Christine Hempowicz
    • 1
  • Tarek M. Sobh
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering, University of BridgeportBridgeportUSA

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