Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)


Seats 50*

*Total Seats in B.Tech. Chemical Engineering

B. Tech. Chemical Engineering Spl in Refining and Petrochemicals is a specialization running since 2010 and has been accredited by NBA in 2019. This program enables students to have in-depth knowledge regarding the oil, gas, chemical, and the petrochemical sector, with major future prospects in industries like Exxon Mobil, Halliburton, Shell, Reliance, Phillips Carbon Black Ltd., Dr. Reddy’s Lab, etc. The program deals with courses like Petroleum refining technology, Petrochemical process technology, Catalyst design and catalysis, Chemical Industry 4.0 etc. which prepares the student to be ready for any oil and gas industry. We have our student alumni with this degree doing extremely well in both PSUs like Indian Oil Corporation Limited and also private sector like Exxon Mobil, Halliburton, Shell, Reliance etc.

Co-Delivered Courses by Partner Industries


"To be a forerunner in engineering education by delivering excellent engineering graduates fortified with sound knowledge and integrity, by performing cutting-edge research and by innovating new technologies to benefit the nation and the world at large”


  • To develop industry focused engineers with expertise in the areas of oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, transportation, electronics, automotive design and aviation.
  • To sustain a strong focus on delivering excellent engineering and science education by providing an exposure to the concurrent research and industry trends and by employing innovative pedagogy tools/ techniques.
  • To promote research, technology incubation and entrepreneurship to address the most pressing needs of our society and nation.
  • To maintain a professional and ethical environment conducive to the intellectual growth of faculty and students, fostering communication, dialogue and sharing of ideas.
  • To strengthen our linkages with academic institutes worldwide


The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.



PEO 1. Graduates will develop a sound mathematical and scientific foundation to provide Engineering solutions in Chemical/ Petrochemical areas.

PEO 2. Graduates will have successful careers in leading Chemical/Petrochemical industries.

PEO 3. Graduates will interact with leading researchers and academicians of Chemical/ Petrochemical areas, to participate in lifelong learning and R&D.

PEO 4. Graduates will acquire lateral thinking and leadership skills to become industry leaders.

PEO 5. Graduates will contribute to the welfare of the society /environment by taking professionally responsible decisions



PSO 1. Design and operate unit processes and equipment of modern refining and petrochemical plant.

PSO 2. Solve practical chemical engineering problems using heat and mass conservation and transfer, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, process control, economics and safety

The B. Tech. Chemical Engineering spl in Refining and Petrochemicals prepares the students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows


  • Chemical
  • Refining & Petrochemicals
  • Fertilizers and allied sectors
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Speciality chemical Industries
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction
  • Research & Development

 Suitable Roles offered in Industries:

  • Production Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Refining Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Technical Sales Engineer

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni and parents to make the students industry ready on graduation

We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience:

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring
  • Real world/Project based assignments
  • Quality Laboratory Experience
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner
  • Slow Learners Support
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Industry led Courses.
  • Certification Courses
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Prototype development
  • Use of Virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International).
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International).
  • Semester Exchange Program.
  • FDP/Industry Attachment Program for Faculty members (Abhigyat)
  • GATE Coaching
Minimum 50% Marks in Class X and XII. Minimum 50 % in PCM (Physics/Chemistry
and Mathematics) in Class XII
Through Board Marks & JEE Scores


Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) at Senior Secondary level (12th class)


Valid JEE Score with 50% marks  with Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) at Senior Secondary level (12th class)



Last date to Apply: 22nd October 2021



Category Course Credits
Life Skills Life Skills 1 2
Life Skills Life Skills 2 2
Major Mathematics I 4
Major Physics I 4
Major Object Oriented Programming 3
Major Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3
Major Object Oriented Programming Lab 1
Major Basic Electrical and Electronics Engg Lab 1
Major Physics I Lab 1
  Total 21





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 1 3
Life Skills Life Skills 3 2
Major Chemistry I 4
Major Mathematics II 4
Major Workshop Practices 2
Major Engineering Graphics 2
Major Chemistry I Lab 1
  Total 18





Category Course Credits
Exploratory Exploratory 1 3
Life Skill Life Skill 4 2
Major Engineering Mechanics 2
Major Process Chemistry  4
Major Material and Energy Balance Computations 4
Major Momentum Transfer 4
Major Thermodynamics I 4
Life Skill Social Internship 0
  Total 23





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 2 3
Life Skills Life Skills 5 2
Major Mass Transfer I 4
Major Momentum Transfer Lab 1
Major Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering 4
Major Process Heat Transfer 4
Major Thermodynamics - II 4
  Total 22





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 3 3
Life Skills Life Skills 6 2
Exploratory Exploratory 2 3
Major Chemical Reaction Engineering I 4
Major Heat Transfer Lab 1
Major Mass Transfer II 3
Major Mass Transfer Lab 1
Major Particle and Fluid Particle Processing 3
Major Particle and Fluid Particle Processing Lab 1
Major Specialization Course  I 3
  Total 24





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 4 3
Exploratory Exploratory 3 3
Major Chemical Reaction Engineering II 3
Major Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab 1
Major Process Equipment Design and Economics 3
Major Process Dynamics, Instrumentation & Control 4
Major Industrial Visit 0
Major Project 1 2
Major Specialization Course II 3
  Total 22





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 5 3
Exploratory Exploratory 4 3
Major Design and Simulation lab​ 2
Major Instrumentation and Control Lab​ 1
Major Transport Phenomena​ 4
Major Specialization Course III 3
Major Comprehensive Viva 0
Major Industrial Internship 0
Major Project 2 4
  Total 20





Category Course Credits
Exploratory Exploratory 5 3
Signature Course Signature 6 3
Major Project 3 6
Major Specialization Course IV 3
  Total 15





Course Credits
Petroleum Refining Technology* 3
Petrochemical Processing Technology* 3
Catalyst Design and Catalysis 3
Specialty Chemicals 3
Chemical Engineering Safety 3
Chemical Industry 4.0 3
Chemical Process – by PCBL 3



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