Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)


Seats 50*

*Total Seats in B.Tech. Chemical Engineering

B.Tech. Chemical Engineering specialization in Refining and Petrochemicals (CERP) program enables students to have in-depth knowledge regarding the oil, gas, chemical, and the petrochemical sector, with major future prospects in industries such as Exxon Mobil, Halliburton, Shell, Reliance, Phillips Carbon Black Ltd., Dr. Reddy’s Lab, etc. The program deals with courses such as 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.

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 program strives to develop industry-centric personnel with specialization in chemicals, petrochemicals and petroleum refining streams.


  • Chemical
  • Refining & Petrochemicals
  • Fertilizers and allied sectors
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction
  • Research & Development

 Suitable Roles offered in Industries:

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

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Students are going to top 100 Universities across the globe for pursuing their PhD with a full scholarship, qualifying in GATE and other Competitive Exams with good ranks. Students also complete their Academic Internship at various IITs, IISc, NITs, CSIR-Labs like NCL Pune, IICT Hyderabad, etc., participate in various competitive events conducted by various institutes across India, and do their Institution Funded Research projects under RISE scheme.


Minimum 50% Marks in Class X and XII. Minimum 50 % in PCM (Physics/Chemistry
and Mathematics) in Class XII

Examination Pathway:

UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPES-EAT) 

Name of Test Mode of Test Date of Test Test Timings Last Date to Apply
UPES-EAT Online 15-20 June 2021 As per opted Slot  10 June 2021


Non-Examination Pathway:

JEE Main, SAT & Board Merit

(1) 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).


(2) JEE Main cut-off Rank to be announced (on UPES website) after the declaration of JEE Main 2021 results)


(3) SAT Cut off of 50 percentiles and above


(4). Minimum 80% Marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level and Minimum 80% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Math’s) at Senior Secondary Level

Through Merit Rank / Cut-off Score


# Upto 20% seats shall be filled through Non-Exam category (10% through JEE Mains and 10% through Board Merit). In case of seats following vacant in this category; UPES has the right to fill these through UPES Examination. University also reserves the right to conduct further CBT / Pen Paper / Online test for admission

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