B.Tech Instrumentation Engineering - Course Overview

Duration: 4 yrs | Mode: Regular|

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About B.Tech Instrumentation Engineering

B.Tech in Instrumentation Engineering is considered to be one of the most sophisticated branches of engineering. It deals majorly with the measurement of the flow of charge in automated systems and their controls.

This branch is a combination of electronics, computer and mechanical engineering. The course is designed to understand the design and controls of automated systems. It also covers subjects like material science, signal processing, statistics, optics, etc.Instrumentation engineering is an important part of industries that are adopting automated systems.

Therefore, the course also covers the study of various engineering cycles and procedures to help the students understand the different aspects of industrial processes. The skills developed throughout the course enables the candidates to take up jobs in the core technical sector as well as the management sector.

B.Tech - Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus

First Year:

Professional Communication

Environmental Studies

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics – 1

Engineering Physics

Engineering Mathematics – 2

Engineering Chemistry

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Technical Communication

Fundamentals of Electronics Engineering

Engineering Drawing

Fundamentals of Computer


Second Year:

Basics of Industrial Sociology, Economics and Management

Engineering Mathematics – 3

Power Electronics – 1

Linear Integrated Circuits

Measurement Techniques and Theory of Errors


Transducers and Applications

Control System Components

Network Analysis

Digital Techniques

Computer Organization

Electrical Machines


Third Year:

Power Electronics – 2

Microcontroller and Embedded Systems

Project Work/ Industrial Training – 1

Signals and Systems

Analytical Instrumentation

Linear Automatic Control System

Communication Engineering

Communication Systems

Microprocessor Based Instrumentation

Instrument and System Design

Fuzzy Logic Control

Digital Signal Processing


Fourth Year:

Biomedical Instrumentation

Advanced Process Dynamics and Control

Industrial Training – 2


Computer Graphics and CAD CAM

Elective – 2

Project Planning Estimation and Assessment

Elective – 1


Industrial Process Control

Engineering Materials


Career Options and Job Prospects

There are various jobs available for instrumentation engineers in sectors like healthcare, agriculture, security systems, aviation, manufacturing, etc. Following are some of the job profiles for instrumentation engineers:

  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Controls and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Professor/ Lecturer
  • Proposal Instrumentation Engineer
  • Draftsman
  • Electronics and Controls Engineer

Being one of the core sectors of engineering, there are various high paying jobs in the industry that instrumentation engineers can take up. Starting salaries in this domain of engineering can vary from Rs. 7.5 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh if the candidates have graduated from institutes such as IITs, BITS and NITs. Graduates from other institutes can expect starting packages ranging from Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh. Highly experienced candidates can often get opportunities to work at overseas firms with packages up to Rs. 1 crore.

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