Instrumentation and instrumentation

This term refers to the graduate discipline which many universities provide at graduate and postgraduate level.Instrumentation and Control plays a significant role in both gathering information from the field and changing the field parameters, and as such are a key part of control loops.The Instrumentation Technology, being an inter-disciplinary branch of engineering, is heading towards development of new & intelligent sensors, smart transducers, MEMS Technology, Blue tooth Technology. This discipline finds its origin in both electrical and electronics engineering, and it covers subjects related to electronics, electrical, mechanical, chemical and computing streams. In short, it deals with measurement, automation and control processes.In today's scenario, there are many people who are willing to make a career in this stream. Almost all process and manufacturing industry such as steel, oil, petrochemical, power and defiance production will have a separate instrumentation and control department, which is manned and managed by instrumentation and control engineers. �Automation is the buzz word in process industry, and automation is the core job of instrumentation and control engineers. Hence, the demand for instrumentation will always be there."

Nature of Job

An instrumentation and control engineer is required to Design and develop control systems, Maintain the existing control systems, Manage the control systems, Collaborate with design engineers, purchasers and other staff members involved in the production processes, Manage projects within the given restraints including cost and time, Troubleshoot, Ensure that the instruments comply with health and safety regulations, Ensure that quality standards are maintained, Provide consultancy support,