Course Description

This course is 56 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

The first course in the Certificate in Process Instrumentation and Control covers the tagging and symbology as well as the application of the most common sensors used in the world of process instrumentation and control (PIC).

Course Outline

Each week has a one-hour pre-recorded session with the instructor. There is a total of six hours of pre-recorded sessions in this course.

  • Week 1: Introduction to Process Instrumentation and Control
  • Week 2: Tagging and Symbology
  • Week 3: Analyzers
  • Week 4: Flow Measurement
  • Week 5: Level Measurement
  • Week 6: Pressure and Temperature Measurement

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of instrumentation and control
  • Instrument identification and line symbols
  • An in-depth look at analyzer systems including location, tagging, and implementation
  • Flow measurement such as thermal and turbine
  • Pressure and temperature measurement


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Process Instrumentation and Control.

The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of the minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Engineering or technical personnel
  • Those who would like to learn about the field of PIC in a condensed time frame and from a practical point of view
  • Those who would like to communicate with PIC staff such as technical and supervisory personnel
  • Anyone interested in moving into the field of PIC

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Sensors and Symbology
Online - Self-Paced
Apr 01, 2022 to Mar 31, 2023
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,595.00
Reading List / Textbook

Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control
Author: N. E. Battikha
Edition: 4th
Publisher: ISA
ISBN: 9781945541384
Note: The instructor has requested you purchase the paper version, not the online version. Textbooks are available for online purchase directly from ISA (International Society of Automation) www.isa.org.

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