Career Option in Instrumentation Engineering


Instrumentation Engineering is the choice of those who are passionate for challenging career and who like regular upgrading with latest equipment technology. It basically deals with the electric devices and falls under the electrical and electronic engineering. Yet, to get professionalized recruits, the specialized degree is designed.

Courses available in Instrumentation Engineering:

Courses are available in different stages. Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Master Degree and Doctoral are the major programs. Many universities and Institutions are offering the stream. The subject can be chosen with any of the combination of control Engineering, Bio-medical signal processing and Applied Electronics to seize better opportunities.

The basic eligibility for a diploma is passing in class 10. There are several Diploma programs offered by Poly-technical colleges and technical institutes with combinations like Electronics or process control, besides just Instrumental Engineering.

For Bachelor degree, passing in 10 + 2 with mathematics and science subjects and the score in the entrance test are considered. Qualifying Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is compulsory for IIT. It is a 4 years course.

The Bachelor degree in the stream along with the score in GATE is considered for Post Graduation in many colleges. Further higher education like Doctoral programs are also offered by many universities.

Colleges offering the courses:

To name, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University and IIT Kharagpur, University Institute of Technology of Burdwan are few popular institutes.

For the in-service people, a Bachelor engineering program in the discipline is offered in distance mode by Associate Membership Examination of the Institute of Engineers (AMIE).

Prospect of career:

Many companies require Instrumental Engineer for upgrading, retaining or developing the controlling systems to improve productivity and safety of the process. The organizations expect the related personnel to be skilled in trouble –shooting, ability to work in flexible hours and knowledge of computer applications.

Though there are openings for Diploma holders, Bachelor degree gives scope for better opportunities. The combinations are given preference for recruitment.

Few title roles in the organizations are:

  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Instrumentation technologist
  • Instrument Designer
  • Commissioning Technologists

There are many Government and Non-Government bodies providing prospect for the career in Industrial Engineering. IT companies, Production plants of different companies, Refineries, Power Stations, Telecom services and other Electrical companies, auto mobile industry stand in the list of employment terms.

Choosing Lectureship in colleges and universities is another option. There are different roles in teaching field like lecturer or Professor in polytechnic or engineering colleges. Qualifying in CSIR NET is essential to enter the field. It gives a great scope for research.

Initiating individual business or obtaining MBA allows being a part of Management.

The pay for the beginners, after Bachelor Degree, starts with minimum 1.2 lakhs per annum. The seniors are paid with higher range. Most of the experienced go for the superior options.

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