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.


Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
HUM 15ENG111 Communicative English 2 0 2 3 A
SCI 15MAT111 Calculus and Matrix Algebra 2 1 0 3 B
ENGG 15CSE100 Computational Thinking and Problem Solving 3 0 2 4 D
SCI 15PHY100 / 15CHY100 Physics / Chemistry 3 0 0 3 C
SCI 15PHY181 / 15CHY181 Physics Lab / Chemistry Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15MEC180/ 15EEE180 Workshop A/ Workshop B 0 0 2 1 L2
ENGG 15MEC100 Engineering Drawing - CAD 2 0 2 3 E
HUM 15CUL101 Cultural Education I 2 0 0 2 F

Total 20
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
SCI 15MAT121 Vector Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations 3 1 0 4 B
SCI 15CHY100/ 15PHY100 Chemistry/ Physics 3 0 0 3 C
ENGG 15CSE102 Computer Programming 3 0 0 3 D
ENGG 15CHE111 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 3 0 0 3 A
ENGG 15CHE112 Material Balances 3 1 0 4 E
SCI 15CHY181/ 15PHY181 Chemistry Lab/ Physics Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15EEE180/ 15MEC180 Workshop B/ Workshop A 0 0 2 1 L2
ENGG 15CSE180 Computer Programming Lab 0 0 2 1 L3
HUM 15CUL111 Cultural Education II 2 0 0 2 F
Total 22
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG 15CHE201 Energy Balance and Thermodynamics 3 0 2 4 A
ENGG 15CHE202 Fluid Mechanics 3 1 0 4 C
ENGG 15CHE203 Mechanical Operations 3 0 0 3 D
SCI 15CHY245 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 3 0 0 3 E
SCI 15MAT204 Transforms and Partial Differential Equations 2 1 0 3 B
HUM   Humanities Elective I 2 0 0 2 H
ENGG 15CHE281 Fluid Mechanics Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15CHE282 Mechanical Operations Lab 0 0 2 1 L2
HUM 15AVP201 Amrita Values Programme I 1 0 0 1 F
Total 22
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG 15CHE211 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 0 0 3 A
ENGG 15CHE212 Chemical Technology 4 0 0 4 B
ENGG 15CHE213 Process Heat Transfer 3 1 0 4 C
SCI   Science Elective 3 0 0 3 D
HUM   Humanities Elective II 2 0 0 2 H
ENGG 15CHE285 Chemical Engineering Instrumentation Lab 1 0 2 2 L1
ENGG 15CHE286 Chemical Technology Lab 0 0 2 1 L2
HUM 15SSK221 Soft Skills I 1 0 2 2 G
HUM 15AVP211 Amrita Values Programme II 1 0 0 1 F
Total 22
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG 15CHE301 Chemical Reaction Engineering I 3 0 0 3 A
ENGG 15CHE302 Diffusional Mass Transfer Operations 3 1 0 4 C
ENGG 15CHE303 Statics and Strength of Materials 3 1 0 4 E
HUM 15ENV300 Environmental Science and Sustainability 3 0 0 3 D
SCI 15MAT214 Probability and Statistics 2 1 0 3 B
ENGG 15CHE381 Heat Transfer Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15CHE382 Strength of Materials Lab 0 0 2 1 L2
HUM 15SSK321 Soft Skills II 1 0 2 2 G
PRJ 15CHE391 Project Based Learning - Phase I   1 P1
ENGG 15CHE390 Live-in-Lab**   [3] P2
Total 22 [+3]
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG 15CHE311 Chemical Reaction Engineering II 3 0 0 3 A
ENGG 15CHE312 Equilibrium Staged Operations 3 1 0 4 C
ENGG 15CHE313 Materials Technology 3 0 0 3 D
ENGG 15CHE314 Process Dynamics and Control 3 1 0 4 E
SCI 15MAT302 Numerical Methods 2 0 2 3 B
ENGG 15CHE385 Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15CHE386 Mass Transfer Lab 0 0 2 1 L2
HUM 15SSK331 Soft Skills III 1 0 2 2 G
PRJ 15CHE396 Project Based Learning – Phase II   2 P1
Total 23
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG 15CHE401 Process Design and Integration 3 0 0 3 A
ENGG 15CHE402 Process Equipment Design and Drawing 2 0 2 3 B
ENGG 15CHE403 Transport Phenomena 3 1 0 4 C
ENGG   Elective I* 3 0 0 3 E
HUM   Management Elective 3 0 0 3 D
ENGG 15CHE481 Chemical Process Control Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15CHE4820 Computer Aided Design Lab 1 0 2 2 L2
PRJ 15CHE495 Project Phase I       2 P1
ENGG 15CHE490 Live-in-Lab**       [3] P3
Total 21 [+3]
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG   Elective II* 3 0 0 3 E
ENGG   Elective III* 3 0 0 3 D
PRJ 15CHE499 Project Phase II       10 P

Total 16


* A maximum of One Elective course can be chosen from the Electives prescribed for other Branches or from under Science Electives.
** Students undertaking and registering for a Live-in-Lab project, can be exempted from registering for an Elective course in the higher semester.

15CHY232 Biomaterials Science 15CHY244 Green Chemistry and Technology
15CHE431 Biochemical Engineering 15CHE432 Chemical Process Modelling and Simulation
15CHE433 Environmental Engineering for Process Industries 15CHE434 Interfacial Science and Engineering
15CHE435 Material Characterization and Spectroscopic Methods 15CHE436 Modern Separation Methods
15CHE47 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 15CHE438 Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Technology
15CHE439 Polymer Composites 15CHE440 Polymer Materials – Structure Property Relations
15CHE441 Polymer Processing 15CHE442 Process Instrumentation
15CHE443 Process Intensification 15CHE444 Safety and Hazard Management in Chemical Industries
15CHE445 Solar Energy    
Management Electives
15CHE470 Fundamentals of Management 15CHE471 Managerial Economics and Accounting
15CHE472 Project Engineering of Process Plants    


15CHY231 Advanced Polymer Chemistry 15CHY232 Biomaterials Science
15CHY233 Catalytic Chemistry 15CHY234 Chemistry of Advanced Materials
15CHY235 Chemistry of Engineering Materials 15CHY236 Chemistry of Nanomaterials
15CHY237 Chemistry of Toxicology 15CHY238 Colloidal and Interfacial Chemistry
15CHY239 Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modelling 15CHY241 Electrochemical Energy Systems and Processes
15CHY242 Environmental Chemistry 15CHY243 Fuels and Combustion
15CHY244 Green Chemistry and Technology 15CHY245 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
15CHY246 Medicinal Organic Chemistry 15CHY247 Modern Polymer Composites
15CHY248 Organic Reaction Mechanisms 15CHY249 Organic Synthesis and Stereochemistry
15CHY250 Polymer Materials and Properties 15CHY251 Polymers for Electronics
15CHY252 Solid State Chemistry 15CHY331 Batteries and Fuel Cells
15CHY332 Corrosion Science 15PHY230 Advanced Classical Dynamics
15PHY233 Biophysics and Biomaterials 15PHY234 Introduction to Computational Physics
15PHY238 Electrical Engineering Materials 15PHY239 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
15PHY240 Electronic Material Sciences 15PHY241 Lasers in Material Processing
15PHY243 Microelectronic Fabrication 15PHY245 Nuclear Energy – Principles and Applications
15PHY247 Photovoltaics 15PHY248 Physics of Lasers and Applications
15PHY250 Quantum Physics and Applications 15PHY251 Thin Film Physics
15PHY331 Astronomy 15PHY333 Concepts of Nanophysics and Nanotechnology
15PHY335 Medical Physics 15PHY338 Physics of Semiconductor Devices
15PHY532 Astrophysics 15PHY535 Earth's Atmosphere
15PHY536 Earth's Structure and Evolution 15PHY540 Nonlinear Dynamics
15PHY542 Optoelectronic Devices1
15CUL230 Achieving Excellence in Life - An Indian Perspective
15CUL231 Excellence in Daily Life
15CUL232 Exploring Science and Technology in Ancient India
15CUL233 Yoga Psychology
15ENG230 Business Communication
15ENG231 Indian Thought through English
15ENG232 Insights into Life through English Literature
15ENG233 Technical Communication
15ENG234 Indian Short Stories in English
15FRE230 Proficiency in French Language (Lower)
15FRE231 Proficiency in French Language (Higher)
15GER230 German for Beginners I
15GER231 German for Beginners II
15GER232 Proficiency in German Language (Lower)
15GER233 Proficiency in German Language (Higher)
15HIN101 Hindi I
15HIN111 Hindi II
15HUM230 Emotional Intelligence
15HUM231 Glimpses into the Indian Mind - the Growth of Modern India
15HUM232 Glimpses of Eternal India
15HUM233 Glimpses of Indian Economy and Polity
15HUM234 Health and Lifestyle
15HUM235 Indian Classics for the Twenty-first Century
15HUM236 Introduction to India Studies
15HUM237 Introduction to Sanskrit Language and Literature
15HUM238 National Service Scheme
15HUM239 Psychology for Effective Living
15HUM240 Psychology for Engineers
15HUM241 Science and Society - An Indian Perspective
15HUM242 The Message of Bhagwad Gita
15HUM243 The Message of the Upanishads
15HUM244 Understanding Science of Food and Nutrition
15JAP230 Proficiency in Japanese Language (Lower)
15JAP231 Proficiency in Japanese Language (Higher)
15KAN101 Kannada I
15KAN111 Kannada II
15MAL101 Malayalam I
15MAL111 Malayalam II
15SAN101 Sanskrit I
15SAN111 Sanskrit II
15SWK230 Corporate Social Responsibility
15SWK231 Workplace Mental Health
15TAM101 Tamil I
15TAM111 Tamil II

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