Chemical engineering is the broadest branch of engineering, training professionals to design, manufacture, operate and control processes of industries such as petroleum and petrochemicals, energy, power generation including ultra mega power plants, coal-bed methane, combined gas cycle plants and nuclear power, defense, mining and minerals including steel and aluminum, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, nanotechnology, cement, fertilizers, textiles, leather, food and agro-based technologies, polymers, and environmental engineering.
In this context, the demand for qualified professional chemical engineers to propel the growth of the industry and shape the contours of Indian economy is on the rise. The undergraduate(B. Tech) program offered in Chemical Engineering at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a curriculum of global standards emphasizing the fundamentals, breadth of the discipline, and the necessary flexibility in being able to apply the fundamentals in widely varying contexts. Simultaneously trains the students in specialized elective streams such as materials science, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals, and petroleum refineries. With 45% of the faculty having a PhD degree, and another 25% actively pursuing their PhD, the students get to learn from well qualified and experienced staff.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
To produce graduates in chemical engineering, who, immediately after graduation or within five years of it:
- can apply the knowledge for engineering practice, research, and management in the chemical and allied industries such as bulk chemicals, specialty chemicals, petroleum & petrochemicals, energy, advanced materials, microelectronics, healthcare, biotechnology, consumer products, and other industries, while adhering to values in the context of ethical, health, environmental, social, safety and economic issues,
- can make worthy progress towards the acquisition of advanced degrees, are motivated to pursue additional training and certifications, and use their knowledge and skills to participate in the activities of local/national/international professional societies,
- have good written and oral communication skills, and communicate their ideas and knowledge via scholarly articles, patents, delivery of effective presentations, and/or training of co-workers and associates,
- strive for continuous self-development and life-long learning, and engage in their daily work with awareness of the global or social implications.
Program Outcomes (POs)
The Program Outcomes are defined by National Board of Accreditation. Engineering graduates will be able to:
- Engineering Knowledge : Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems
- Problem Analysis : Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences
- Design/Development of Solutions : Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
- Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems : Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions
- Modern Tool Usage : Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations
- The Engineer and Society : Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice
- Environment and Sustainability : Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development
- Ethics : Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice
- Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings
- Communication : Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions
- Project Management and Finance : Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments
- Life-long Learning : Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
The undergraduate chemical engineering graduates will be able to:
- obtain, apply, and demonstrate knowledge of core concepts and principles associated with chemical engineering unit operations and unit processes, along with the associatedethics, economics, safety, and sustainability aspects required to work in manufacturing, service, and R&D sectors,
- formulate chemical engineering problems, and then apply computational and simulation tools to solve them for effective, efficient, and sustainable design, operation, and optimization of chemical processes, while being socially and environmentally responsible, and
- plan, design and conduct scientific experiments, analyse the data, apply critical thinking to make valid inferences, and prepare technical and scholarly reports that include management and economics.