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Instrumentation  engineers work for industries with automated processes, such as chemical or manufacturing plants, with the goal of improving system productivity, reliability, safety, optimization and stability. Instrumentation Engineers help in the designing, construction and maintenance of instruments and entire instrumentation systems of an industrial undertaking. An instrumentation engineer decides the type of instruments needed for ensuring better quality and efficiency of the end product.

Career Prospects of Career as an Instrumentation Engineer

Instrumentation engineers can get jobs in R&D units of public and private sector companies. They are also required by the Heavy industries such as Thermal Power Stations, Steel Plants, Refineries, and Cement and Fertilizer Plants. They have a multidisciplinary role to play. One may choose to move sideways into other career areas either within or outside their industry. This might include areas such as purchasing, sales, marketing, finance, HR, IT or general management.

These engineers can pursue consultancy-based work. Those who have an aptitude use their expertise they have gained in industry and engage in academic research in universities or acquire a tutoring/coaching role as a lecturer or trainer of instrumentation engineers. Senior level positions are occupied with a Masters Degree and they carry the highest level of responsibility and may include planning and managing activities, as well as leading on new developments. Senior engineers in production and operation functions can often be representatives at board level.

Skills & Education Required for Career as an Instrumentation Engineer

For a diploma in engineering, one must clear the 10th Std. board exam successfully with at least 50% marks. Various polytechnics offer diploma in various disciplines of engineering.

To be eligible for bachelor's degree course i.e. B.E or B.BTech, one must clear the 12th std. board exam with at least 50% marks(60% for IITs) in the science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as compulsory subjects. Several states and IITs have an entrance exam for admission into engineering, colleges in other states grant admission based on marks scored in 12th Std. exam, particularly in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Diploma holders can also get direct admission into second year of engineering in the same stream in which they have completed their diploma.

For a master's level course, one must complete the bachelor's degree program successfully. Further Studies After graduating students can go in for postgraduate studies ie M.E or M.Tech.

Further studies up to Ph.D. level are also an option for anyone interested in Research or Academics.

There is also the Associate Membership Examination of the Institute of Engineers (AMIE), which enables working people in the private and public sector, or diploma holders to acquire a Bachelor's engineering degree through distance education.

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  • sir, i have completed my btech in eie nd thinking of opting for automation training.. can u please suggest me the best training centre through out our india? thank you, Posted By : amar, on 14-04-2012 20:52:37 Report Abuse

  • sir, i have completed my btech in eie nd thinking of opting for automation training.. can u please suggest me the best training centre through out our india? thank you, Posted By : amar, on 14-04-2012 20:52:23 Report Abuse

  • I am a fresher in instrumentation decipline. Please sugest me ccompanies hiring instrumentation engineer. Posted By : SUBHASIS BOSE, on 05-04-2012 04:21:55 Report Abuse

  • hi sir i am karthick i completed my BE IN instrumentation and control engee degree i done the course DCS & PLC IN YOKOGAWA BANGLORE...AFTER THAT I GOT TRAINING IN ACC CEMENT ....i completed training 4month.but i am serching new jot in my field plz help me sir Posted By : karthick, on 02-04-2012 10:34:13 Report Abuse

  • Sir, I am from INSTRUMENTATION stream with GATE MARKS = 27.67 out of 100 , GATE SCORE = 390 , RANK = 1349 , General category . I request you to kindly inform me the proposed institutes(IITs and NITs) with specializations into which my admission is possible . Posted By : K.ABHINAV, on 23-03-2012 23:47:13 Report Abuse

  • Sir, I am from INSTRUMENTATION stream with GATE MARKS = 27.67 out of 100 , GATE SCORE = 390 , RANK = 1349 , General category . I request you to kindly inform me the proposed institutes(IIT's and NIT's) with specializations into which my admission is possible . Posted By : K.ABHINAV, on 23-03-2012 23:46:35 Report Abuse

  • Sir, I am from INSTRUMENTATION stream with GATE MARKS = 27.67 out of 100 , GATE SCORE = 390 , RANK = 1349 . General category . I request you to kindly inform me the proposed institutes(IIT's & NIT's) with specializations into which my admission is possible . Posted By : K.ABHINAV, on 23-03-2012 23:45:36 Report Abuse

  • Sir, I am from INSTRUMENTATION stream with GATE MARKS = 27.67 out of 100 , GATE SCORE = 390 , RANK = 1349 . General category . I request you to kindly inform me the proposed institutes(IIT's & NIT's) with specializations into which my admission is possible . Eagerly waiting for your reply , Thanks in advance . Posted By : K.ABHINAV, on 23-03-2012 23:44:35 Report Abuse

  • Sir, I am from INSTRUMENTATION stream with GATE MARKS = 27.67 out of 100 , GATE SCORE = 390 , RANK = 1349 . General category . I request you to kindly inform me the proposed institutes(IIT's & NIT's) with specializations into which my admission is possible . Eagerly waiting for your reply , Thanks in advance . Posted By : K.ABHINAV, on 23-03-2012 23:44:24 Report Abuse

  • I am 2011 fresher instrumentation and control, looking for a career in automation and design in delhi ncr region. Please support and share the information. Contact details: malhotra.deepak89@gmail.com Posted By : Deepak, on 23-02-2012 17:22:36 Report Abuse

  • I need samsung heavy industries technical placement paper Posted By : Ankur, on 06-01-2012 22:07:32 Report Abuse

  • i completed msc(tech)electronics& instrumentation in andhrauniversity .i got one year five months experienced in dr reddy labs throgh nasha automation. so if any jobs throgh my experience please update me thanking you. Posted By : surya, on 27-11-2011 13:26:57 Report Abuse

  • sir i am fresher completed B.Tech- Instrumentation and control dis 2011. i scored aggregate of 73% in engineering and I would like to have suggestion how to apply in core companies related to my department.I need a list of reputed concerns and their career link to apply.I possess knowledge in PLC,SCADA,DCS also. Posted By : tamanna gupta, on 20-11-2011 21:43:52 Report Abuse

  • Hi i have one year exper. in cement industies on instrumentation j.e. if you any better oppurtu. for me so please inform me . Posted By : vipnesh baghel, on 21-10-2011 07:43:12 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my Diploma in Instrumentation and Control Engineer i would like to know the Jobs in companies where i can enter Posted By : Herman De Souza, on 07-10-2011 10:11:43 Report Abuse

  • Am fresher completed B.E-Electronics and Instrumentation dis 2011. i scored aggregate of 73% in engineering,10th and 12th above 80% I would like to have suggestion how to apply in core companies related to my department.I need a list of reputed concerns and their career link to apply.I possess knowledge in PLC,SCADA,DCS also Posted By : G.Deepthi, on 21-09-2011 18:14:44 Report Abuse

  • Am fresher completed B.E-Electronics and Instrumentation dis 2011. i scored aggregate of 73% in engineering,10th and 12th above 80% I would like to have suggestion how to apply in core companies related to my department.I need a list of reputed concerns and their career link to apply Posted By : G.Deepthi, on 21-09-2011 18:13:14 Report Abuse

  • Am fresher completed B.E-Electronics and Instrumentation dis 2011. i scored aggregate of 73% in engineering,10th and 12th above 80% I would like to have suggestion how to apply in core companies related to my department.I need a list of reputed concerns and their career link to apply Posted By : G.Deepthi, on 21-09-2011 18:12:35 Report Abuse

  • Can u tell me in which field i should try for instrumentation engineer . i have completed b.tech in instrumentation but unable to get good field in instrumentation so kindly please suggest me. Posted By : Althaf, on 12-09-2011 15:06:21 Report Abuse

  • does it have good scope in future Posted By : ankush bhimanwar, on 15-08-2011 16:34:59 Report Abuse

  • sir, i have completed my b tech. in applied electronics& instrumentation.so i am interested in programming field related to instrument design.so can u give me some idea about the short term or long term courses in India so that i will get into the top MNC in India.. Posted By : tribikram mohanty, on 24-07-2011 23:10:18 Report Abuse

  • Respected sir, i jst wanted to know what is the normal pay off salary for an inst. engg. frm mumbai as i have selected this course. And what else i can further do to enhance my basic salary after the bachelor's degree!!!? plz rply soon.... thnk you Posted By : Varses Bhanushali, on 20-07-2011 18:56:10 Report Abuse

  • Respected sir, i jst wanted to know what is the normal pay off salary for an inst. engg. frm mumbai as i have selected this course. And what else i can further do to enhance my basic salary after the bachelor's degree!!!? plz rply soon.... thnk you Posted By : Varses Bhanushali, on 20-07-2011 18:55:19 Report Abuse

  • sir i have completed engineering in electronics and instrumentation.When i say completed, only the course is completed because i have some papers to get.I like this instrumentation field very much so please suggest me a diploma couse in instrumentation that extends not more than one year.I am looking for a career in oil field and other instrumentation fields .so please suggest me a course to get a reputed job on these field withot having the engineering degree. Posted By : Prasanth sankar, on 03-07-2011 13:48:05 Report Abuse

  • respected sir, i have done my 10th this yr.can i take addmision for instrumentation engineering,and wanted some more information about this topic. plz help me. your faithfull amey mohite Posted By : amey mohite, on 31-05-2011 13:34:17 Report Abuse

  • respected sir, i have done my 10th this yr.can i take addmision for instrumentation engineering,and wanted some more information about this topic. plz help me. your faithfull amey mohite Posted By : amey mohite, on 31-05-2011 13:33:33 Report Abuse

  • i have done my class 10th and want to do diploma course from kolkata Posted By : picklu roy, on 23-04-2011 12:57:06 Report Abuse

  • respected sir, i got 532 rank in gate 2011 in insrtumentation. i belongs to obc category. i want to lnow in which colleges i can apply. thank you Posted By : Bhavin Patel, on 25-03-2011 00:04:21 Report Abuse

  • respected sir, i got 532 rank in gate 2011 in insrtumentation. i belongs to obc category. i want to lnow in which colleges i can apply. thank you Posted By : Bhavin Patel, on 25-03-2011 00:04:09 Report Abuse

  • respected sir, i got 532 rank in gate 2011 in insrtumentation. i belongs to obc category. i want to lnow in which colleges i can apply. thank you Posted By : Bhavin Patel, on 25-03-2011 00:04:01 Report Abuse

  • respected sir, i got 532 rank in gate 2011 in insrtumentation. i belongs to obc category. i want to lnow in which colleges i can apply. thank you Posted By : Bhavin Patel, on 25-03-2011 00:01:53 Report Abuse

  • respected sir, i got 532 rank in gate 2011 in insrtumentation. i belongs to obc category. i want to lnow in which colleges i can apply. thank you Posted By : Bhavin Patel, on 25-03-2011 00:01:37 Report Abuse

  • Which private company gives the highest package for instrumentation engineers in india? Posted By : Rahul, on 17-03-2011 12:18:22 Report Abuse

  • can u pls throw some light on the opportunities for an instrument design as well as project engineer Posted By : max, on 27-02-2011 14:00:40 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my B.E degree in electronics and instrumentation. i would like to know the courses after this. and also the companies where i can enter as a trainee Posted By : PRABHU, on 21-02-2011 04:26:52 Report Abuse

  • sir, i am studing b.tech 3 rd year in applied electronics & instrumentation engineering .i wanna job in instrumentation industry so plz tell me about instrumentation companies which hiring graduates for instrumentation engineer. Posted By : pavan kumar gupta , on 19-02-2011 16:03:15 Report Abuse

  • I am studing in 3rd year in istrumentation but actually i am not appeare to 3rd year.i have some back paper but MSBTE provide him a carry on schem due to this i m completing my 3rd year Term work & i am also apeared to attend the College but im not appeared to the final theory & practical exams so, i it is possible to lose of 1 year.but i want a job on second year base for supporting my family because some Economical problems.so, please help me Posted By : Noorul Ameen, on 11-02-2011 02:29:15 Report Abuse

  • I am studing in 3rd year in istrumentation but actually i am not appeare to 3rd year.i have some back paper but MSBTE provide him a carry on schem due to this i m completing my 3rd year Term work & i am also apeared to attend the College but im not appeared to the final theory & practical exams so, i it is possible to lose of 1 year.but i want a job on second year base for supporting my family because some Economical problems.so, please help me Posted By : Noorul Ameen, on 11-02-2011 02:28:53 Report Abuse

  • I am studing in 3rd year in istrumentation but actually i am not appeare to 3rd year.i have some back paper but MSBTE provide him a carry on schem due to this i m completing my 3rd year Term work & i am also apeared to attend the College but im not appeared to the final theory & practical exams so, i it is possible to lose of 1 year.but i want a job on second year base for supporting my family because some Economical problems.so, please help me Posted By : Noorul Ameen, on 11-02-2011 02:28:32 Report Abuse

  • sir,as i finish my B.E Electronics & Instrumentation and having 3 rs exp in Thermal Power lants and 8 months exp in Electrical field. Actually i plan to switch over for overseas job as wel as i got job in singapore but in electrical field. now i am struggling here. i want to switch back to instrumentation and like to study some course which helps my experience. so pls help me wch is best one to study in this stage. Posted By : kalaiarasan, on 09-02-2011 00:30:35 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my b.tech degree in electronics and instrumentation now i want to get job in biomedical field can u please help me out Posted By : nirnimesh, on 04-02-2011 09:35:40 Report Abuse

  • sir I have completed diploma in electronics & instrumentation engg in 2010,now m working in an company,but i want to persue degree in instrumentation engg,can i do it through AMIE?or any other option is there?please suggest me. Posted By : Iteeshree, on 30-01-2011 07:07:59 Report Abuse

  • plz help me Posted By : pradeep tiwari, on 28-01-2011 23:54:07 Report Abuse

  • Sir, Am Instrumentstion graduate working in UAE as Sales & Service Engineer. Can ypu please help me in my query, Is an instrumentation gradute have any role in Schools? Teaching is ok, apart from that can we do any role in labs or in some other department? I appreciate fpr your fast reply. Posted By : Anzal, on 22-01-2011 03:34:04 Report Abuse

  • iam satish gaikwad, completed diploma in industrial elecetronics and having 9.5year exp. in service industry, presently working with mnc as a jr.service engg. can u suggest me wht i have to do to make improvement in this filed. regards satish Posted By : satish gaikwad, on 04-01-2011 03:28:36 Report Abuse

  • Sir/Madam, I have completed B.E (Instrumentation) and looking forward for a job. Its been 6 months since I have completed my engineering. Could you suggest me any short term course or may be a PG course. If a PG course, which one is better MS (from US), MBA or M.TEch from Mumbai Posted By : Rajiv Shrivastava, on 04-01-2011 01:57:42 Report Abuse

  • Sir/mam i am doing my 4nd year in electronics and instrumentation. course. I want to do automation in abroad. So which are the courses that i can do. If i do this courses at which field ill get jobs. Please suggest some ideas im in confusion this is my life's question. Posted By : sathish kumar , on 18-12-2010 23:10:54 Report Abuse

  • sir,i am sujan jana , student of 3rd year diploma in electronics and instrument engineering.after complet this job,what todo ? please sujjest me. Posted By : sujan jana, on 14-12-2010 08:08:07 Report Abuse

  • Sir/mam i am doing my 2nd year in instrumentation technology course. I want to do MS in abroad. So which are the courses that i can do. I like to do MS in computer science or information technology or software engineering. If i do this courses at which field ill get jobs. Please suggest some ideas im in confusion this is my life's question. Posted By : chetan, on 08-12-2010 13:46:02 Report Abuse

  • Sir , i am an M.Sc in Instrumentation in 2010.Due to economic problem i can't go for further studies. I want a job in instrumentation department but here plc, scada,etc is required.Is there any company which provides free taining in this sector? Posted By : Kakuli RajKonwar, on 05-11-2010 12:26:06 Report Abuse

  • Sir,i am student of b.tech final year in electronics and instrumentation branch.Can you suggest what are options for me after completing my b.tech course. Posted By : Pradip Debnath, on 31-10-2010 15:48:07 Report Abuse

  • Sir,i am student of b.tech 2nd year in applied electronics and instrumentation branch.Can you suggest what are options for me after completing my b.tech course. Posted By : Pradip Debnath, on 31-10-2010 15:39:06 Report Abuse

  • Sir,i am student of b.tech 2nd year in applied electronics and instrumentation branch.Can you suggest what are options for me after completing my b.tech course. Posted By : Prashant kumar jha, on 27-10-2010 09:31:42 Report Abuse

  • hello, i have finished my diploma in electronics & instrumentaion engg, so which cousre i should do & also the companies in which i can apply for job. please suggest me.. Posted By : dharitri rout, on 11-10-2010 05:04:54 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my B.Tech degree in applied electronics and instrumentation. i would like to know the courses after this. and also the companies where i can enter as a trainee. Posted By : sujeesh oommen, on 09-09-2010 14:20:52 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my B.Tech degree in electronics and instrumentation with 73%. i would like to know the courses after this. and also the companies where i can enter as a trainee.please guide me. Posted By : adarsh.ninan, on 27-08-2010 07:08:57 Report Abuse

  • Respected sir, I had finished M.sc in Instrumentation in 2009.Also completed traning in Automation Field (Like PLC,SCADA,DRIVES,).So pls help me to searching job.Now i m fresher.So call me or Mail me For right Fresher job.. thank u Posted By : Tejas N. Joshi, on 22-08-2010 11:01:44 Report Abuse

  • Respected sir, I had finished B.E - Instrumentation and Control Engineering and have 6 month experience in the field of metal fabrication as Production Engineer. Can u tell me some companies now hiring graduates for Instrumentation and Control.. Posted By : Vignesh.S.G, on 09-08-2010 08:06:47 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my B.Tech degree in applied electronics and instrumentation. i would like to know the courses after this. and also the companies where i can enter as a trainee. Posted By : lakshmi, on 20-07-2010 03:04:37 Report Abuse

  • I am studing b-tech 3rd year in eletronics and instrumentation engineering . so which course should i join , either GATE or GRE-TOFEL to go for futher study. can u suggest me soon please . Posted By : susmitha, on 07-07-2010 01:16:31 Report Abuse

  • can u tell me top 10 private national and multinational companies hiring instrumentation engineers?and some colleges to study in west bengal? Posted By : anuran paul, on 10-06-2010 11:41:42 Report Abuse

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