Chemical Engineering

B. Tech. Chemical Engineering

Program Details

The B. Tech Chemical Engineering program at UPES is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of chemical processes and equipment, making them versatile professionals in the industry. The curriculum focuses on fundamental courses such as Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Reaction Engineering, and Heat Transfer, supported by robust laboratory experiences to enhance conceptual understanding. Advanced courses in areas like Advanced Transport Phenomena, Carbon Capture Sequestration and Utilization, Advanced Separation Process, and Circular Economy in Chemical Industries expose students to cutting-edge technologies and help them develop solutions for emerging environmental concerns.

A distinctive feature of the program is its three specialisations: Energy Systems and Storage, Refining and Petrochemicals, and Digitalization of Process Technology. The Energy Systems and Storage specialisation addresses the global demand for clean energy professionals, aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals. Refining and Petrochemicals focus on refining technology and petrochemical processing, providing students with skills essential for the booming petrochemical business in India and worldwide. The Digitalization of Process Technology specialisation prepares graduates for the evolving industry landscape by integrating data analytics, IoT applications, and automation skills, ensuring they are well-equipped for the technological advancements of the future.

To foster an interdisciplinary approach, the program includes capstone projects and programming courses that enable students to apply their knowledge to real-world problems. The department's faculty, with their research expertise, opens avenues for fully funded postgraduate and Ph.D. programs at top global universities. Graduates of the program are sought after by major industry players such as Exxon Mobil, Shell, Haliburton, Cairn Energy, Schlumberger, and Reliance Industries Limited. Overall, the B. Tech Chemical Engineering program at UPES stands out for its blend of theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and specialized focus areas, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared for the diverse challenges and opportunities in the field.

Program Highlights

  • UPES is the sole university in India integrating AI-ML and digitalization into Chemical Engineering education, providing students with a unique skill set aligned with the latest industry trends.
  • Boasting a 100% placement rate, graduates secure lucrative opportunities, with the highest package reaching 20 lakhs, ensuring a strong return on investment for students.
  • The B. Tech Chemical Engineering program molds professionals for pivotal roles in automated chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries, emphasizing process design, technology development, and the creation of digital twins for chemical processes and energy systems.
  • UPES has forged an international academic partnership with the University of Queensland, Australia, enriching the program with global perspectives and enhancing students' exposure to diverse academic environments.
  • The B. Tech Chemical Engineering program is enriched by faculty members from renowned institutions globally, including the University of Missouri, Salford University, IITs, IISCs, NTU Singapore, and Stanford, with 2% of faculty listed in the prestigious Stanford researcher list.
  • Housed in the Centre of Excellence for Energy Systems, the program benefits from state-of-the-art interdisciplinary infrastructure, providing students with hands-on experience in cutting-edge technologies and research in the field of Chemical Engineering.

The future scope of a B. Tech Chemical Engineering program is promising and diverse, aligning with global trends in sustainability, energy innovation, digitization, and gas engineering. Chemical engineers are pivotal in shaping industries and driving advancements, particularly in the energy sector, where they lead the development of sustainable solutions and efficient energy storage systems. The program's integration of digitization empowers chemical engineers to utilize cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, enabling them to optimize processes, enhance productivity, and innovate on unprecedented scales. Furthermore, the field of gas engineering within the program provides opportunities to work with natural gas, petroleum, and other gaseous substances, where chemical engineers play a crucial role in extracting, refining, and responsibly utilizing these resources. Overall, a B. Tech Chemical Engineering program opens doors to an exciting career in a dynamic and evolving landscape, positioning graduates at the forefront of global initiatives for a greener and technologically advanced future.

Career Opportunities

The B. Tech. Chemical Engineering program, with its specialised tracks, equips students for diverse roles across various industries, including chemicals, refining, petrochemicals, gas, fertilizers, energy solutions, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemical, and engineering sectors. Graduates can explore roles such as Production Engineer, Design Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Refining Engineer, Process Engineer, Research Engineer, Process Automation Engineering, Smart Manufacturer, and Data Analysts. The curriculum, developed in collaboration with industry, academia, alumni, and parents, ensures that students are well-prepared for industry demands upon graduation.

Placements

The B. Tech. Chemical Engineering program at UPES boasts an impressive track record of placements with leading industry giants. Graduates have secured coveted positions at renowned organizations such as ExxonMobil, Cairn India, and Reliance Industries Limited, where they have made substantial contributions to the field. The program's success extends beyond traditional chemical engineering roles, as evidenced by placements at prestigious consulting firms like McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company. The global impact of the program is further exemplified by alumni placements at international companies like Samsung Heavy Industries. Additionally, graduates have excelled in diverse sectors, from technology consulting with ZS Associates to environmental engineering with SUEZ India. The program's versatility is evident in placements at Epsilon Carbon and Jubilant Ingrevia, showcasing its ability to prepare students for a wide array of roles in the chemical engineering domain.

Fee Structure

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Curriculum

Click on the links below to check the curriculum of B. Tech. Chemical Engineering program at UPES School of Advanced Engineering.

Curriculum 2023-2027
 


 

Curriculum 2024-2028
 


Semester 1

 

 

CourseLTPCredits
Critical Thinking2002
Environment, Sustainability,
and Climate Change
2002
Advanced Engineering
Mathematics I
3104
Object Oriented
Programming
3003
Basic Electrical and
Electronics Engineering
3003
Basic Chemistry3003
Basic Chemistry Lab0021
Object Oriented
Programming Lab
0021
Basic Electrical and Electronics 
Engineering Lab
0021
TOTAL   20
,

Semester 2

CourseLTPCredits
Living Conversations2002
Environment, Sustainability,
and Climate Change
(Living Lab)
0042
Process Chemistry3003
Advanced Engineering
Mathematics II
3104
Workshop Practices1012
Engineering Graphics0022
Physics3104
Physics Lab0021
Process Chemistry Lab0021
Materials and Energy
Balance Calculations
2002
TOTAL   23
,

Semester 3

CourseLTPCredits
Exploratory I3003
Design Thinking2002
Process Heat Transfer3104
Momentum Transfer3104
Chemical Engineering
Thermodynamics
3104
Chemical Technology2002
Social Internship0000
Momentum Transfer
Lab
0021
Heat Transfer Lab0021
TOTAL   21
,

Semester 4

CourseLTPCredits
Working with Data2002
Exploratory II3003
Numerical Methods in
Chemical Engineering
3104
Mass Transfer3104
Data Analytics and
Machine Learning
2002
Chemical Reaction
Engineering
3104
Mass Transfer Lab0021
Chemical Reaction
Engineering Lab
0021
TOTAL   21
,

Semester 5

CourseLTPCredits
Technologies of Future2002
Leadership & Teamwork2002
Exploratory 33003
Specialisation Course I3003
Advanced Reaction
Engineering
3003
Advanced Separation
Process
3003
Energy Sources2002
Programming1011
Capstone I0042
TOTAL   21
,

Semester 6

CourseLTPCredits
Start your own Start-up2002
Exploratory 43003
Specialisation Course II3003
Process Dynamics,
Instrumentation & Control
3104
Process Economics2002
Instrumentation and
Control Lab
0021
Particulate Technology2002
Capstone II0042
Industrial Visit000
TOTAL   19
,

Semester 7

CourseLTPCredits
Exploratory 53003
Specialisation Couse III3003
Specialisation Course IV3003
Process Design and
Intensification
3003
Design and Simulation
Lab
0021
Process Safety2002
Particulate Technology Lab0021
Major Project I0084
Industrial Internship0021
TOTAL   21
,

Semester 8

CourseLTPCredits
Exploratory 63003
Specialisation Couse V3003
Carbon Technology and
Policies
2002
Advanced Transport
Phenomena
3003
Major Project II00168
TOTAL   19

Eligibility

Students who are interested must satisfy the prescribed minimum eligibility requirements for the B. Tech. program in Chemical Engineering: Minimum 50% marks in Classes X and XII. with 50% in PCM (Physics/Chemistry and Mathematics) in Class XII.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students aspiring to enroll in the B. Tech. Chemical Engineering program at UPES depend on the individual's performance in UPESEAT / JEE / Board Merit / SAT / CUET.

Minors

AI&ML, IoT, Blockchain, Data science, Bio-mimetics, Sustainability engineering, Climate change, Disaster management, Reclaim engineering, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Space Engineering, Statistics & probability, Economics.

Varied Specialisations to pick from

Energy Systems and Storage

Energy Systems and Storage

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Refining and Petrochemicals

Refining and Petrochemicals

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Digitization of Process Technology

Digitization of Process Technology

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