Chemical Engineering deals with the design and development of processes to transform raw materials, micro-organisms and energy into economically useful products. Traditionally, chemical engineers have been employed in industries such as petroleum refining, petrochemicals, fertilisers, bulk inorganic chemicals, polymers and textiles. In recent times, with increased emphasis on life sciences, the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals also offer good opportunities for young chemical engineers. Many of the life-improving breakthroughs of the last century in areas such as health, agriculture, energy and the environment have been heavily dependent on advances in Chemical Engineering.
One of the unique aspects of an Ahmedabad engineering education is its Engineering Foundation. The Engineering Foundation is a core that is common to all engineering majors. It comprises courses that cover the foundational knowledge of most engineering disciplines It encompass topics in electrical, computer science, chemical and mechanical engineering, amongst other fields. Besides imparting breadth, these courses will enable students and graduates to work in interdisciplinary teams and provide a robust foundation to becoming a contemporary engineer.
At Ahmedabad University, the unique curriculum of the BTech programme with a major in Chemical Engineering exposes students to a range of General Education Requirement courses along with the Engineering Foundation courses. Apart from these, the students undergo the signature Foundation Programme of the university which provides a broad perspective and equips students with basic skills such as effective communication, programming, data analysis as well as the ability to think critically. Learning by doing is encouraged alongside a strong emphasis on student projects and research. Students have the opportunity to engage early on in research with faculty or with individuals in industry to gain an in-depth understanding and acquire skills in specific areas. Not only are our programmes in line with current technologies, several of our elective courses focus on skill sets and know-how that are currently in high demand.
On completion of this major, the student will be able to:
The Chemical Engineering undergraduate programme equips students for successful careers in diverse areas that make up the chemical engineering profession. It also prepares students for advanced study in chemical engineering, as well as for the pursuit of other fields, such as science, law, medicine, business and public policy.
|Offered by||School of Engineering and Applied Science|
|Programmes||Bachelor of Technology|
|Degree||Bachelor of Technology|
|Minimum Programme Credits||146|
|Minimum Major Credits||86|
|Chemical Engineering is also offered as a MINOR|
All students entering the undergraduate programme complete our common core, The Foundation Programme, in the first year. The Foundation Programme is designed around four Studios, each of three credits. They are:
Democracy and Justice
Environment and Climate Change
The studios deliver interdisciplinary learning around six domains:
Data Science, Communication, Behaviour, Constitution & Civilisation, Materials, and Biology & Life.
|Humanities & Languages Elective|
|Social Sciences: Managerial Economics OR Microeconomics OR Macroeconomics|
|Biological & Life Sciences Elective|
|Mathematical & Physical Sciences: Data Science|
|Performance & Visual Arts Elective|
|GER Elective 1: Communication I|
|GER Elective 2: Communication II|
|GER Elective 3: Multivariable Calculus|
|GER Elective 4: Any course at the university outside the major|
|GER Elective 5: Any course at the university outside the major|
|Materials Science and Engineering|
|Mechanics of Rigid Bodies|
|Fundamentals of Computer Programming|
|Electronics and Magnetic Circuits and Devices|
|Sensors, Instruments and Experimentation|
|Design, Innovation and Making|
|Communication III: Engineering Report Writing|
|Materials and Energy Balance|
|Differential Equations and Linear Algebra|
|Mass Transfer Operations I|
|Mass Transfer Operations II|
|Chemical Reaction Engineering I|
|Chemical Reaction Engineering II|
|Control Engineering Theory and Applications|
|Chemical Engineering Laboratory I|
|Chemical Engineering Laboratory II|
|Chemical Process Simulation|
|Process Design and Economics|
|Catalysis and Catalytic Processes|
|Process Synthesis and Integration|
|Surface Science and Nanotechnology|
|Chemical and Petrochemical Industries|
|Renewable Energy Technology|
|Introduction to Composites|
|Internship + Undergraduate Thesis/Capstone Project OR
Off-Campus Industry Project (summer plus one semester)
Free Electives provide flexibility to students to customise their education at the University.
All students will complete 30 hours of engagement with society to develop a sense of engagement, concern, build problem solving skills, and understand the role of an engaged member of a society. This will be done through a mandatory course, Engagement with Society, that would be a graduation requirement. This course can be taken anytime during the stay at the University but it is advised that the student engage with the courses during the first two years at the University. The 30 hours of volunteer work may be completed during one semester or during the Winter or Summer Break.
Note: Most courses have a laboratory/workshop course attached to it to provide hands-on learning. Some courses are exclusively laboratory/project-based courses.