Instrumentation and control engineers design, build and manage systems that are used in a range of modern industrial settings such as; manufacturing, environmental, health, food production, mining and energy production. They are typically used to monitor, measure, regulate and control physical quantities like temperature, pressure, flow and to control product movement, actuators, positioning devices and the like. Instrumentation and control engineering is also the basis of mechatronic and robotic engineering
The main objective of the work of Control and instrumentation engineers is to ensure that these systems and processes operate effectively, efficiently and safely. They usually work for the companies who manufacture and supply the equipment, or for the companies who use it.
Control and instrumentation engineers (CI engineers) will develop skills in specific control disciplines such as advanced process control (APC), distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
Instrumentation & control is a field that requires a combined knowledge of mathematics, physics, electronics, chemistry and process control, in order to measure and control industrial processes
Broad range of career opportunities exists for engineers from sales, management, technical projects, and research and development. For an example they can be employed in power plants, steel plants,, fertilizer plants, chemical Plants, refineries, cement Manufacturing Plant.
Can be Employed in R & D laboratories and defence establishments also