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Instrumentation Engineering Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Instrumentation engineers design, construct and often maintain industrial instruments. Students can earn their degree in instrumentation engineering in two years at a technical school.

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Students interested in instrumentation engineering may get the training they need for a successful career through instrumentation technology and technician degree and certificate programs. Students may also find training in electrical engineering programs.

Schools with Instrumentation Engineering Programs

The table below lists some of schools offer programs in instrumentation engineering, along with the schools' location and tuition.

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition (2015-2016)*
Excelsior College Albany, NY 4-year, Private Bachelor's Not Provided by NCES
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT 2-year, Public Certificate $3,569 (in-state)
San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX 2-year, Public Certificate & Associate's $1,408 (in-district), $2,416 (in-state)
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA 2-year, Public Certificate & Associate's $1,153 (in-state)
Boise State University Boise, ID 4-year, Public Bachelor's $6,876 (in-state)
Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH 2-year, Public Associate's $2,476 (in-district), $3,604 (in-state)
Modesto Junior College Modesto, CA 2-year, Private Certificate & Associate's $1,162 (in-state)
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL 2-year, Public Certificate $3,996 (in-district), $8,916 (in-state)
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK 4-year, Public Bachelor's $5,545 (in-state)
Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL 2-year, Public Certificate & Associate's $3,450 (in-district), $10,508 (in-state)

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

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School Selection Criteria

Students will want to find a program that will prepare them for their career goals, offering both quality in-class and practical experience. Consider the following when looking for instrumentation engineering schools:

  • Students may want to find a school with a wide engineering technology curriculum, offering at least 15 engineering options so the program is recognized by area business and government.
  • The school's labs should feature up-to-date computer technology to focus on electrical circuits, digital circuits, gas flow measurements, control systems and calibration.
  • Instrumentation engineers often work as part of a team and need to know several aspects of this industry, including how to work with others.
  • Students should look for schools that arranged internships to ready them for employment after graduate.

Instrumentation Engineering Degree Overview

The instrumentation engineering curriculum can include learning skills in oil production, manufacturing, chemical processing and food processing as areas of study. Within these areas of study, the school may offer communications, problem-solving and technical skills for students looking for immediate employment upon graduation.

Certificate and degree programs may be found at colleges and universities from all areas of the country that will train aspiring instrumentation engineers for various stages in their career. Undergraduate programs range from certificate programs to bachelor's degrees.

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