A.A.S. Energy Systems Instrumentation Engineering Technology

(2 Years)

Program Objectives:

  1. Solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the instrumentation engineering technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, principles of mathematics, and applied science.
  2. Work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings.
  3. Understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate safe work practices on industrial equipment.

2. Work and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment.

3. Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot and analyze electrical, electronic, and instrumentation related circuits.

4. Analyze alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electronic circuits and logic fundamentals.

5. Create schematics to document electrical, electronic, and process control systems.

6. Design and troubleshoot circuits for motor controls and associated devices.

7. Install, troubleshoot, and maintain electrical AC and DC motors, generators, and variable frequency drives.

8. Install, configure, calibrate, and troubleshoot pressure, temperature, level, flow, and analytical instrumentation. 

9. Configure, troubleshoot, and optimize Proportional-integral-Derivative (PID) control loops.

10. Use the fundamentals of pump and valve operation to troubleshoot final element issues.

11. Utilize the fundamentals of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics to troubleshoot and maintain process control associated with industrial plants.

12. Design, implement, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) programs and associated Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications for industrial processes.

13. Utilize the fundamentals of networks and digital communications to troubleshoot and maintain distributed plant automation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.

Graduates will have a fundamental knowledge of energy systems, thermodynamics, electronics and electrical systems. They will have extensive hands-on experience setting up and troubleshooting single and three-phase motor controls, variable frequency drives, programmable logic controllers, sensors, relays, timers, solenoids, and human machine interface stations. They will be able to install, troubleshoot and calibrate instrumentation that measures and controls temperature, level, flow, pressure and other process variables.

Students must register concurrently for the lab course associated with each theory course.

Program Admissions Requirements

Placement Test English Math
ACT 14 19
SAT 360 500
AccuPlacer 232

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 13
Writing and Rhetoric I
Writing and Rhetoric I Plus
Writing and Rhetoric II
Objective 23
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Objective 3 - Choose MATH 1143, MATH 1153, MATH 1160, MATH 1170, or MGT 22163
Objective 6 3
Any unfilled objective4
Elements of Physics
and Elements of Physics Laboratory
Concepts of Chemistry
Total Credits16

Major Requirements

Required Courses:
ESET 0100Engineering Technology Orientation1
ESET 0100LEngineering Technology Orientation Lab1
ESET 0101Electrical Circuits I4
ESET 0101LElectrical Circuits I Laboratory4
ESET 0102Electrical Circuits II5
ESET 0102LElectrical Circuits II Laboratory5
ESET 0110Introduction to Process Control1
ESET 0110LIntroduction to Process Control Laboratory1
ESET 0140Applied Technical Intermediate Algebra5
INST 0281Electrical Automation Theory8
INST 0282Electrical Automation Laboratory5
INST 0292Process Measurement and Control Theory10
INST 0293Process Measurement and Control Laboratory4
TGE 0159Internship Strategies1
Chose one of the following Objective 3 courses: 13
College Algebra
Statistical Reasoning
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
Business Statistics
Choose one of the following Objective 5 courses: 14
Elements of Physics
and Elements of Physics Laboratory
Concepts of Chemistry
Total Credits62

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education16
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed.)55
Free Electives
Total Credits71

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education for College of Technology

Major Academic Plan (MAP)