Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering
Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering refers to the discipline which deals with design of devices to measure physical quantities such as pressure, flow and temperature. Electrical Engineering basically deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Instrumentation engineering is the engineering specialization focused on the principle and operation of measuring instruments that are used in design and configuration of automated systems in electrical, pneumatic domains etc. They typically work for industries with automated processes, such as chemical or manufacturing plants, with the goal of improving system productivity, reliability, safety, optimization, and stability. It deals with the design of devices to measure physical quantities such as pressure, flow and temperature. The design of such instrumentation requires a good understanding of physics that often extends beyond electromagnetic theory. Instrumentation is often dealt as the sensors of larger electrical systems.
Core subjects – Some of the core subjects of Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering are as follows:
Electrical and Electronic Sciences
Measurement Sciences and Techniques
Further Education – After completing BE or B. Tech in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering, you can go for ME or M. Tech.
Job Profiles – The profiles and areas where Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering can work are as follows:
Electrical Product Design Engineer
Development and Test Engineers
Top recruiters – The top recruiters include both private and public sector organizations of electricity boards, power plants, Biomedical Electronics, hydroelectricity sectors, petroleum, steel and chemical plants, aircraft and automobile industry to name a few. Some of the top companies include:
ITC India Ltd.