The competition due to globalization has resulted in better process control, optimum utilization of resources & higher level of automation in all industry sectors. The demand for automation is increasing day by day. To face these challenges, competent Instrumentation and control engineers are required. A highly interdisciplinary branch covers major aspects of chemical, mechanical and electrical fundamentals.
Instrumentation and Control Engineering involves the applications of instruments for measurement and control. Design of instruments and their applications are two inherent aspects in Instrumentation. Further, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Instrumentation systems are integral part of Instrumentation and Control Engineering. Instrumentation Engineers are the lead persons for Automation and Control.
Tools required for the automation e.g. DCS, PLC, SCADA, are covered under the curriculum of Instrumentation and Control Engineering. Instrumentation and Control includes electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic instrumentation systems as well. Computerized controls are used at a very large scale in process industries, refineries, petrochemical industries and many more. Biomedical Instrumentation is also an important subject in instrumentation.
Control and computing are essential features of any modern instrumentation and control system. Therefore Digital Signal Processing, embedded systems and information communication systems are important areas for design and manufacturing of modern instruments and control systems. Growing requirement of control and computing has created a large space for “Research in Instrumentation”.
Because of this specific type of background an Instrumentation Engineer can choose his/her career in a wide range of engineering areas including IT industries.
Instrumentation Engineering department of Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune provides opportunity for the students to learn and fulfill these industry demands.