Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering deals with the application of chemical science to transform chemicals into useful products. It is one of the oldest branches of engineering. Chemical engineering involves designing, construction, installation, and operation of plants and machines. It also includes the manufacturing of plastic, paints, fuels, fibres, medicines, fertilizers, semiconductors, and paper. The chemical engineering industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Hence, there are a plethora of job opportunities for fresh chemical engineers.

Chemical Engineering


Course Eligibility Duration
Diploma in Chemical Engineering Class 10 with 45% 3 years
B.E/B.Tech Class 10+2(Science Stream with PCM) +Entrance Exam 4 years
M.E/M.Tech B.E/B.Tech+Entrance Exam 2 years
PhD/Doctorate Course M.E/M.Tech 3 years

Entrance Exam    

Under Graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance test

  • J.E.E. or Joint Entrance Exam

State Level Common Entrance test

  • GUJCET(Gujarat)

  • MHCET(Maharashtra)

Graduate Entrance:

  • GATE(Graduate Aptitute Test in Engineering)


Depending on the type of institute/quota/degree, fees can range from INR five thousand to INR three lakhs per year, excluding lodging and boarding.

Skills Required   

  • Strong Research and Anlaytical Skills.

  • Commercial Awarness.

  • Communication and Teamwork Skills

  • Problem-Solving Skills.

  • Ability to work under harsh condition and deal with harmful chemicals.

Career Options   

The following are the opportunities available for chemical engineers in various fields :

  • Analytical Chemist : An analytical chemist is a scientist who studies and tests the chemical compositions and behaviors of varied substances.

  • Energy Manager :An energy manager monitors the usage of energy across the industry or organization. He/ She also undertakes energy audits.

  • Environmental Engineer :These engineers use the principles of biology, chemistry, soil science, and engineering to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are also involved in different initiatives to improve recycling, public health, waste disposal, and water & air pollution control.

  • Manufacturing Engineer :The major responsibility of a manufacturing engineer is to evaluate manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programmers. They also apply their knowledge of various activities involved in the manufacturing process.

  • Materials Engineer:These engineers specialize in metals, ceramics, or plastics. They also develop composite materials and study the atomic structure of materials.

  • Mining Engineer:Mining engineers play a vital role in extracting underground resources such as minerals, oil, gas, and metals.

  • Production Manager:The major responsibility of the production managers is to assess project and resource requirements. They also plan and organize production schedules.

  • Lecturer : Chemical engineers can also become lectures in universities and colleges after attaining the necessary qualifications.

Undergraduate course (B.E/B.Tech/Diploma)   

  • Chemical Engineering

Postgraduate Courses (M.E/M.Tech)   

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Biochemical Engineering

  • Nanotechnology

  • Polymer Engineering

  • Microfluidics

  • Material Science

  • Plastic Engineering

  • Thermodynamics

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


  • Reliance Industries Limited.

  • HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL)

  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

  • Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL)

  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)

  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

  • National Aluminum Company Ltd. (NALCO)

  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.