B. Tech (Hons) - Chemical Engineering is an undergraduate Chemical Engineering course. Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the application of physical science (chemistry and physics), and life sciences (biology, microbiology and biochemistry) with mathematics and economics, to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. In addition to producing useful materials, modern chemical engineering is also concerned with pioneering valuable new materials and techniques such as nanotechnology, fuel cells and biomedical engineering. Chemical engineering largely involves the design, improvement and maintenance of processes involving chemical or biological transformations for large-scale manufacture.
The duration of the course is four years across eight semesters.
Chemical Engineering is a varied field, covering areas from biotechnology and nanotechnology to mineral processing. It covers various fields of chemical technology in mineral based industries, petrochemical plants, pharmaceuticals, synthetic fibres, petroleum refining plants etc. Chemical engineers design and operate chemical plants and improve methods of production. The scope for chemical engineers is tended to grow in future due to industrial expansion and the related scarcity of resources needed. They may be demand as they work to create synthetic replacements for those natural materials and resources that are in short supply. Overall chemical engineers make very important contributions for the improvement and maintenance of the quality of life. Students have access to further studies. Typical job profiles are Chemical Engineering Trainees, Chemical Engineers – Safety, Chemical Engineers - Oil & Gas, Technical Service Engineers - Waterproofing Chemicals, Professors - Chemical Engineering, Fire & Safety Officers - Chemical Engineer, Managers - Process Engineering, Executives - Engineering Purchase and Chemical System Coordinators.