About the Department
Chemical Engineering is a branch of engineering which is concerned with the processes and plant in which chemical, bio-chemical or physical changes are principle features. Profession requires knowledge of fundamental science and a special knowledge and experience of those processes which are carried out on a large scale in the manufacture of chemical, bio-chemical and technical products. The professional also must possess knowledge of industrial economics and factory management because these processes cannot be carried out unless a commercial profit is obtained. This knowledge is usually acquired through higher education.
Around the world, Chemical Engineers are involved in all kinds of industries namely, pharmaceuticals, energy, oil and gas, water, food and drink, chemicals, materials such as plastics, metals and ceramics as well as products such as toiletries, fertilizers and detergents. Chemical Engineers are also involved in assessing health, safety and environmental issues including the growing field of recycling and cleaner production, manufacture of life-saving vaccines and managing projects for the treatment of wastewater. Chemical Engineers use the modern information technology extensively for process development, design and to solve industrial problems using sophisticated simulation software to simulate the processes.