Many educational institutions around the world offer programs related to automation and control. Some of the institutions may offer extensive programs; others may offer only one or two courses; and some offer only continuing education programs. Some are engineering technology programs with an instrumentation option, concentration, or specialization. Others offer instrumentation, automation, control, or similarly titled technology programs. And others offer control systems engineering programs.
As a service to students, ISA has compiled lists of institutions in the USA and Canada that have indicated that they offer a program of study of relevance to automation and control. But, you are encouraged to contact the institution directly to determine the scope of their programs.
Accredited Schools in the USA and Canada
ISA supports the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) initiatives in the USA to accredit institutions of higher learning. ISA has responsibility for establishing the criteria for accrediting programs in Instrumentation Engineering Technology.
In Canada, there is a similar accreditation process overseen by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
In the lists of institutions, those programs that have been accredited by ABET or CEAB are highlighted. You are encouraged to verify the current status of accreditation at any institution.
Master's Degree in Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation
This special program, developed by leading universities in the USA in cooperation with ISA, allows students and professionals to take Master's Degree courses through distance learning delivery methods, including internet, videotape, and correspondence. Learn more.