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
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.