Instrumentation and control engineering is a branch of engineering that studies the measurement and control of process variables, and the design and implementation of systems that incorporate them. Process variables include pressure, temperature, humidity, flow, pH, force and speed. Nature of the job includes designing, developing, installing, and managing equipment which are used to monitor and control machinery.
ELIGIBILITY AND EDUCATION:
If one is planning to join this course after 10th then they should be good in physics and mathematics. After 10th diploma is a good option. Diploma in instrumentation is a 3 year long program. A few institutes also offer diploma and B.TECH degree in instrumentation engineering.
STATES POLYTECHNIC ENTRANCE EXAM
Tamil Nadu TNDTE Diploma polytechnic exam
Karnataka Karnataka DCET
Maharashtra MSBTE polytechnic entrance exam
Madhya Pradesh MP PPT
After 12th one can join B.TECH instrumentation engineering which is a 4 year undergraduate course. And few institutes also offer an integrated program B.TECH+M.TECH in instrumentation engineering. If one want to get in an well reputed college then one has to clear
JEE advanced for IITs
JEE mains for MIT’s
Other important examinations include
Not only B.TECH one can also plan for a B.Sc or B.Sc Honours in instrumentation.
After under graduation one can either decide to work or continue with masters. M.TECH or M.Sc courses are available. For continuing masters again one has to pass the entrance exams
M.Sc- JAM (joint admission test)
They can work in the field of power supply and chemical plants
Software jobs through written exams and interviews
R&D Department of steel plants, thermal, power station, cement plants, refineries
Companies specializing in manufacturing instruments
Strong aptitude for math and physics
Excellent communication skills
Project design skills
Instrumentation engineers can get a job both in the public and private sector. Salary for an B.TECH graduate lies in the range between 1.75 to 9.41 lakhs per annum. For government sector jobs the average salary is around 10 to 12 lakhs per annum.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Is instrumentation engineering a good career?
ANS: As the trend of automatic picks up in India and abroad, instrumentation and control engineers are finding more and more job opportunities.
What is an E&I technician?
ANS: An I&E technician works with electrical and instrumentation equipment. They install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment such as plant lightning, thermostats, programmable controllers and transformers.