Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering is an advanced branch of engineering which deals with the application of existing or known scientific knowledge in Electronics to the practical applications in measurements and control of any processes and calibration of these instruments. Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering is a combination of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering. This branch is an industry oriented engineering branch which needs more knowledge and experience in industrial applications to excel in career. The course has been introduced in many universities across India. Manu universities having its different variants of courses like Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering etc.
This is a specialized branch of electrical and electronics engineering and it deals with the measurement, control and automation of process. Apart from covering core subjects such as Industrial Instrumentation, Measurements, Sensors and Transducers, Process control, bio-medical instrumentation and robotics, students deals with software and hardware topics such as microprocessor and microcontroller-based instrumentation, VLSI and embedded system designs, computer architecture and organization, Virtual Instrumentation (Lab VIEW) and computer control of process. Computer languages such as C and C++ are also part of curriculum.
The mission of the department is to nurture spread the culture of electronics and instrumentation to engineering graduates, having a focus on the following key areas:
- Generation of skilled manpower in the field of Electronics and Instrumentation
- Acquire excellence in academics
- Create passion for learning, foster innovation and develop entrepreneurship
- Encourage leadership, team spirit and social responsibility
Courses and Eligibility:
|B.Tech||4years||10th, +2 with minimum 60% or equivalent CGPA||JEE Main, GATE and some other specified examination conducted by different institutions|
|M.Tech||2years||BE/B.Tech with minimum 50%||Institutions conduct their own entrance examinations|
- Defence Research and Development Organization
- GE India Technology Pvt. Ltd.
- Indian Satellite Research Organization
- Innovative Consultants
- Oil and Natural Gas Commission
- Space IT Solutions
- Tata Consultancy Services
Candidates who desire to get admission to B.Tech in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering course they can do it with the help of entrance exams. These entrance exams are conducted at the state, national level, and University level. Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering is the most preferred course in the field of engineering. Hence, every year, a big number of candidates choose to take admission in this program. Admissions into good colleges are usually done through entrance exam. After completion of the boards, applicants can go for JEE Main in order to take admission in the undergrad engineering program. And those who are aiming to get into IITs or NITs are required to qualify in JEE Advanced after getting successful marks in JEE Main.
Syllabus for Applied electronics and Instrumentation Engineering:
- Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Physics
- Engineering chemistry and Environmental studies
- Engineering Mechanics
- Engineering Graphics
- Basic Civil Engineering
- Basic Mechanical Engineering
- Basic Electrical Engineering
- Basic Electronics Engineering & information
- Electrical and Civil Workshop
- Analogue Circuits –I
- Solid State devices
- Programming Lab
- Digital Electronics
- Signals and systems
- Good mathematical acumen
- Interest in computing and software
- Interest automation
- Logical ability
- Leadership Responsibility
- Good skill in handling tools and high end devices
- Ability to solve complex problem
Career and Job Prospect:
Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering provides great career prospects for the students. The students after completion of the degree can easily job opportunities in many manufacturing industries and service organizations such as broadcasting, consulting and system support.
|Job position||Job description||Salary|
|Electronics Supervisor||They are experienced electricians who lead, motivate, monitor and oversee a team of electricians to ensure they produce quality work. They provide technical guidance regarding the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical system.||INR 2 lakhs to 6 lakhs|
|Project Engineer||Preparing, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring the assigned engineering projects and monitoring compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standard and specifications.||INR 1.19 lakh – 4.23 lakh|
|Software Analysis||Implement and test programs for business goals, ensuring fit to user needs, document existing system, proposed modifications and software requirement, participate in code review and provide technical expertise and analyze and modify software systems using a variety of coding languages.||INR 2.50 lakh – 5.04 lakh|
|Research And Development Software Engineer||They develop new products, redesign existing products and perform research and testing on product concepts||INR 3.05 lakh-7.42 lakh|
|Service Engineer||They are required to design, install or repair equipment related to different sectors of technology world. They install new hardware and software.||INR 1.35 lakh – 5.95lakh|
Q: What is the scope of electronics and instrumentation engineering?
A: Instrumentation is a very essential area of focus in almost every industry. Most of the "after B.E jobs" in Instrumentation are in PSUs. For e.g. in NTPC Badarpur my PS1 station had a whole Control and Instrumentation Lab where many of the instruments like thermocouples, flow valves , pressure transducers etc. were corrected and calibrated . Other than that one can go for PLCs applications which are employed in many industrial power plants. Instrumentation engineering currently in India is all about automation. Talking about Non PSUs few good companies like Honeywell Automation and Allan Bradley offer a good package in instrumentation job profiles. For research purposes Artificial Neural Networks and Fuzzy logic are one of the hotly sought after research areas that most Instrumentation people go for . Surely number of companies offering a good pay package in Instrumentation profile is a matter of concern but the trend will surely change and not to forget the hugely booming electronics market which makes students choose electronics area as a future career.