Control Engineering

At present, Control Engineering is a young field of study that has gained sufficient attention of students.

Wish to know about Control Engineering!

Control Engineering (Control Systems Engineering) is a branch of engineering courses, which applies control theory to various design systems. Control engineering plays an important role in a vast range of control systems.

Control engineering is applied to various objects like from simple household device like washing machine to fighter aircraft. Without this field, machines would not be able to operate without human control.

Here are some facts about Control Engineering:

  • The first automatic control system was created over two thousand years ago.
  • In the third BC, several types of water-clock were designed by Greeks and Arabs to measure the time accurately.
  • In 1788, first automatic system is considered as the Watts Flyball Governor.

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Control Engineering

Skills Required to Become a Control Engineer:

  • You must have troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work long hours.
  • Good knowledge of high level computer technology.
  • You should have good customer care skills and commercial awareness.

Eligibility & Courses

You can pursue bachelor and master courses in this field. Generally, control engineering is studied in electrical & electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics engineering and aerospace engineering. You can also pursue this field in Instrumentation and control engineering or Systems and Control Engineering.

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Basic Eligibility

Am I eligible to apply for this course?

Here we are providing the basic eligibility to apply for UG and PG courses:

UG Eligibility:

To pursue bachelor courses in this field, it is necessary to clear 12th examination with PCM group and for master courses, students should have a bachelor degree in the related field.

PG Eligibility:

For admissions into PG courses like M.Tech, you must have completed the bachelor degree in the relevant field from any recognized college or university. The duration of M.Tech courses is two years.

Bachelor Courses:

  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering

Master Courses:

  • Master of Control Engineering
  • M.Tech in Systems and Control Engineering
  • M.Tech in Instrumentation and Control Engineering

To pursue bachelor courses in this field, it is necessary to clear 12th examination with PCM group and for master courses, students should have a bachelor degree in the related field.

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Admission Process

Are you looking for admission into these courses?

Various colleges and universities of the country, consider different processes for providing admissions. Some colleges offer admission through entrance test while some other institutions give admissions on the basis of merit list of the qualifying examination.

If you are looking for admissions in UG courses then you can appear in JEE Main examination. JEE Main is a national level examination regulated by the CBSE Board for providing admissions in B.Tech and B.Arch courses. You may also appear in GATE examination to get admissions in M.Tech programme.

You may appear in various entrance exams organized at national, state and university level. Here we are listing some entrance tests for engineering aspirants:

Of course, there some good colleges in India to pursue control engineering?

The college are listed below:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology
  • SRM University
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
  • Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Career Opportunities

“Career opportunities are bright in the field of Control Engineering”

After graduating in this field you can work in almost all related production industries, hospitals, research institutes, oil & gas, petrochemical industries, automobile, etc. Control Engineers are highly demanded in government and private sectors.

Career opportunities are vast in this field. You can work from design and development to testing and writing reports. More you work more you will get experienced. More experience is beneficial in this field.

Some other areas where a control engineer can find jobs are Railways, Construction Companies, Automotive Companies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Telecommunication Sector, Power & Defence Production and many others.

Job Titles:

  • Controls Engineer
  • Senior Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Proto Instrumentation Technician
  • Senior Design Engineer
  • Instrumentation Site Engineer
  • Instrumentation Control System Engineer
  • Manager & Deputy Manager
  • Principle Designer

Some highly reputed recruiters for Control Engineer are listed here:

  • BSNL
  • Indian Oil Corporation
  • Santech Electricals India (P) LTD
  • Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd.
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • A&H Infotech Pvt. Ltd.

Duties of a Control Engineer:

  • Design, develop and observe all aspects of electrical control systems.
  • Develop process control strategies and improve the existing ones.
  • Offer control system support for large projects.
  • Make changes in the control systems to improve its performance.
  • Execute projects as per company standards and given deadlines.

Salary Range

“Handsome salary packages are offered to Control Engineers in the public as well as private sector”.

Salary packages are satisfying in this field. You can earn more in this field with master’s degree plus experience. Salary packages vary depending on the size of organization, sector, location, education and experience.

In India, the average salary of a fresher Control Engineer is around 3 to 4 lacs per year. There are many private companies in India which offers a good salary package to control engineers.

“Masters Degree + Experience = Salaries beyond the limits”

Books & Study Materials

Here we have mentioned some books which students may consider for control engineering:

  • Control Systems Engineering – I.J. Nagrath and M. Gopal
  • Automatic Control Systems – B.C. Kuo
  • Signals and Systems – S. Haykin and B. Van Veen
  • Modern Control Engineering – Kutsuhiko Ogata
  • System Dynamics – E.O. Doeblin
  • Modern Control System Theory and Design by Stanley M. Shinners
  • Essentials of Robust Control: Solutions Manual by Kemin Zhou
  • Control Systems: Modeling, Identification, Design, and Implementation by J. Dorsey. Continuous and Discrete
  • Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems by G.F. Franklin and J.D. Powell
  • Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering and Control Applications by Chadli, Mohammed

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  1. Vinitha says:

    I just want to know the scope of control engineering jobs for girls in core indutries… And also the reputed colleges in tamilnadu for this course…

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