Chemical engineering is a multi-disciplinary branch of engineering that combines natural and experimental sciences (such as chemistry and physics), along with life sciences (such as biology, microbiology and biochemistry) plus mathematics and economics to design, develop, produce, transform, transport, operate and manage the industrial processes that turn raw materials into valuable products.
Many of the processes within chemical engineering involve chemical reactions, and the field takes cues from chemists who are looking for new ways to create products and to investigate the mechanisms within chemical reactions. Chemical engineers then translate this chemical information to formulate designs. As such, there are two broad subgroups that better answer the question “What is chemical engineering?” – more precisely:
Designing, manufacturing and operating plants and machinery for carrying out large-scale industrial chemical, biological or related processes
Developing new or adapted substances for a wide range of products
Chemical engineers may be specialized in one or the other subgroup, but work from both side will be required in order to create a final product. They will need to consider economic viability, management of resources, health and safety, sustainability and environmental impact.
Entry requirements for chemical engineering degrees
Entry requirements for chemical engineering degrees usually emphasize a strong background in chemistry and mathematics, while knowledge of other sciences is beneficial. Some background knowledge of the nature of chemical engineering and its various real-world applications is also a good way to prove to university admissions officers that you have a keen interest in pursuing a chemical engineering degree.
Department of Chemical Engineering
Engineering College Barmer
The vision of the department is to be a nationally recognized undergraduate chemical engineering program coupled with research strengths in process safety, process systems engineering, applied thermodynamics, polymers, mineral processing, and biochemical engineering.
We provide a high-quality education experience that will prepare graduates to assume leadership positions within chemical and other associated industries. We foster and encourage the pursuit of new knowledge and innovative scholarship in chemical sciences and engineering. We teach in modern classrooms and carry out research in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. We provide leadership to the chemical engineering profession through scholarship, teaching, and service.