Dear Prospective Instrumentation Engineers,
Instrumentation engineering is the engineering specialization focused on the principle and operation of measuring and control instruments which are used in design and configuration of automated processes. A highly interdisciplinary branch- Instrumentation engineering covers major aspects of chemical, mechanical and electrical and electronics fundamentals. Instrumentation Engineering provides students with sound theoretical and practical knowledge and training in the operation and maintenance of automated process control and measurement instruments used in the production of various commodities. Instrument engineers usually work for design and automation of process industries such as chemical, petrochemical, oil refineries or manufacturing plants-steel, cement, fertilizers, pharmaceutical, etc. with the goal of improving system productivity, reliability, safety, optimization and stability.
Tools required for the automation e.g. DCS, PLC, SCADA, are covered under the curriculum of Instrumentation Engineering. This stream of engg. includes the detail study 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. Control and computing are essential features of any modern instrumentation and control system. Therefore Digital Signal Processing, embedded systems and Application Software Practices- MATLAB, Lab View are important areas for design and manufacturing of modern instruments and control systems. Biomedical Instrumentation is also an important subject in instrumentation. Growing requirement of control and computing has created a large space for “Research in Instrumentation”.
Prof. P. K. Nakade.
Assoc. Prof & HOD,