Chemical Engineering

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Chemical Engineering combines the study and principles of chemistry and engineering to find solutions to the problems involved in the production or use of chemicals. The discipline involves a combination of knowledge from chemistry, physics, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, mathematics and engineering.

Chemical Engineering is used to manufacture various products such as organic and inorganic industrial chemicals, ceramics, fuels and petrochemicals, explosives, plastics, agrochemicals, detergents, dietary supplements, fragrances and flavours, pharmaceuticals, etc. Individuals that pursue this course have a plethora of job prospects in the private and public sector.

From working in manufacturing industries to the lucrative field of pharmaceuticals to working under the government to solve environmental or water issues to conducting research on alternative energy sources, the discipline opens a floodgate of options for those that opt for it. 


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B.E Chemical Engineering

B.E Chemical Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate level course which provides the theoretical understanding needed for the development and operation of processing plants. As one of the most versatile branches of engineering, it involves the invention, development, design, operation, and management of processes in industries dealing with different varieties of chemicals.

B.E Chemical Engineering Eligibility

  1. 10+2 or equivalent exams with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  2. National/State level entrance exams such as Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE), etc.

B.E Chemical Engineering Syllabus

  1. Biochemical Engineering
  2. Bioinformatics
  3. Biomedical Engineering
  4. Bio-Molecular Engineering
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Ceramics
  7. Chemical Process Modelling 
  8. Chemical Reactors
  9. Computational Fluid Dynamics
  10. Corrosion Engineering
  11. Electrochemistry
  12. Environmental Engineering
  13. Earthquake Engineering
  14. Fluid Dynamics
  15. Food Engineering
  16. Heat Transfer
  17. Industrial Gas
  18. Material Science
  19. Metallurgy
  20. Mineral Processing
  21. Nanotechnology
  22. Natural Gas Process
  23. Nuclear Reprocessing
  24. Oil Exploration
  25. Oil Refinery 
  26. Pharmaceutical Engineering
  27. Plastics Engineering
  28. Polymers
  29. Process Control
  30. Process Design 
  31. Process Development
  32. Paper Engineering
  33. Safety Engineering
  34. Separation Processes
  35. Crystallization Processes
  36. Distillation Processes
  37. Textile Engineering
  38. Thermodynamics
  39. Water Technology

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B.E Chemical Engineering Colleges

  1. Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  2. Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab
  3. Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

M.E Chemical Engineering

On the postgraduate level, numerous institutes within India offer M.E Chemical Engineering. The 2-year programme concentrates on the area of study whereby engineering is used to improve the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into valuable forms. 

M.E Chemical Engineering Eligibility

  • B.E/B.Tech in Biomedical, Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Material Science, Telecommunication Engineering.
  • Entrance exams for some institutes.

M.E Chemical Engineering Syllabus

  1. Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering
  2. Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  3. Advances Mass Transfer
  4. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  5. Advanced Transport Phenomena
  6. Advanced Heat Transfer
  7. Distillation
  8. Chemical Reaction Engineering
  9. Advanced Process Dynamics & Control
  10. Process Modelling & Simulation
  11. Electives:
    • Research Methodology
    • Project Management
    • Optimization Techniques
    • Safety & Hazards
    • Analytical Techniques
    • Composite Materials

M.E Chemical Engineering Colleges

  1. National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
  3. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal

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Chemical Engineering Employment Areas

  1. Chemical Plants
  2. Food Industries
  3. Electronics Industry
  4. Oil & Natural Gas Industry 
  5. Pharmaceuticals
  6. Biotechnology
  7. Water/ Waste Treatment Plant
  8. Research & Development
  9. Mining Engineering Companies
  10. Petrochemical Engineering Companies
  11. Agriculture Sector

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Chemical Engineering Job Types  

  1. Chemical Engineer
  2. Development Chemical Engineer
  3. Site Engineer
  4. Technical Operator
  5. Professor
  6. Chemical Lab Operator
  7. Health & Medicine Operator
  8. Senior Process Engineer
  9. Product Development Engineer
  10. Quality Manager

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Skills Required For Chemical Engineering

  1. Teamwork
  2. Innovative
  3. Analytical
  4. Can interpret and evaluate data
  5. Management skills
  6. Problem-solving skills

FAQ

What exactly does a chemical engineer do?

Ans. Chemical Engineering is used to manufacture various products such as organic and inorganic industrial chemicals, ceramics, fuels and petrochemicals, explosives, plastics, agrochemicals, detergents, dietary supplements, fragrances and flavours, pharmaceuticals, etc. Individuals that pursue this course have a plethora of job prospects in the private and public sector.

Is Chemical Engineering a good career?

Ans. Chemical Engineering is a good career in 2020, it may be difficult but worthwhile. Studying chemical engineering has plenty of benefits. It involves the invention, development, design, operation, and management of processes in industries dealing with different varieties of chemicals.

Which country is best for chemical engineering?

Ans. There are many opportunities for chemical engineering abroad. Here is the list of countries best for chemical engineering:
1. Aberdeen, Scotland
2. Netherlands
3. Japan
4. South Korea
5. Singapore
6. Malaysia

Do chemical engineers get jobs?

Ans. There are many jobs in chemical engineering, it’s projected to grow 6% in the next 10 years. It’s basically related to the demand for
products of various manufacturing industries.

Is Chemical Engineering hard?

Ans. Chemical Engineering is a challenging course, as it involves lot of knowledge about physics and math. Along with it involve a high number of exams at degree level.

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