The idea of the creation of the Department of Chemical Engineering at AMU was born with the visit of his Highness Sheikh Zaid Bin Sultan Al-Nahant of the UAE in 1975. The approval of the UGC was obtained for the creation of the Department in the fifth Five Year Plan and it came into existence in 1978, when the first undergraduate course in Chemical Engineering started with an intake of thirty students.
A Post-graduate Diploma in Petroleum Processing was started in the Department in 1987, which was upgraded to full-fledged degree, M.Sc. Engg. (Petroleum Processing) in 1988. Subsequently, a masters programme, M. Tech. (Chemical Engineering) was started in 1999 with specialization in Process Modelling and Simulation. Another specialization, "Computer Aided Design of Process Plant" has also been approved.
Apart from B. Tech. and M. Tech. programmes, the Department also offers PhD in Chemical Engineering in a wide range of thrust areas: heat transfer, waste management, nanotechnology, mass transfer, enhanced distillation thermodynamics, and modelling & simulation etc. Till date five PhDs have been awarded while six are in progress.
To be a world class Chemical Engineering Department that imparts high quality education to its graduates and prepares them to be leaders in chemical
engineering and allied fields.
1. To produce globally acceptable, competent, ethically strong and professional chemical engineers to serve the needs of society as engineers, technocrats, entrepreneurs and leaders.
2. To foster process engineering knowledge through collaborative research and innovation with leading academic institutions and industry.
3. To prepare the students coming from different socio-economic levels including a sizeable number from the marginalized sections of society for a successful career in chemical engineering and allied fields.
4. To create a conducive environment to attract and retain the best faculty.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) (B.Tech)
1. To provide necessary background in science, particularly in advanced mathematics, physics and chemistry that underline modern chemical engineering and technology.
2. To provide training so that the graduates are able to choose their careers as practicing chemical engineers in traditional chemical industries as well as in expanding areas of material, environment and energy related industries and be able to solve problems relevant to the general practice of chemical engineering and engineering design.
3. To prepare students so that they function effectively in the complex modern work environment with the ability not only to work as part of a team but also to assume professional leadership roles.
4. To promote awareness among students for life-long learning and noble human values, and to inculcate in them professional ethics and codes of practice.
5. To motivate the students to engage in post-baccalaureate study and make timely progress toward and advanced degree in chemical engineering or a related business.
Programme Outcomes (POs) (B.Tech.)
a. The Chemical Engineering Graduates are able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and Engineering.
b. The Chemical Engineering Graduates are capable to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. The Chemical Engineering Graduates are capable to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d. The Chemical Engineering Graduates are capable to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e. The Chemical Engineering Graduates are capable to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. The Chemical Engineering Graduates have the understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. The Chemical Engineering Graduates are able to communicate effectively.
h. The Chemical Engineering Graduates have a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic environmental, and societal context.
i. The Chemical Engineering Graduates have recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j. The Chemical Engineering Graduates have knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. The Chemical Engineering Graduates are capable to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
l. The Chemical Engineering Graduates are capable to apply fundamental and practical knowledge of unit operations and processes, principle of management and economics for providing better services to chemical process and allied industries.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) (M.Tech.)
1. To prepare students for successful career in industry and academia that meets the needs of national and global organizations by imparting state of the art knowledge of tools and techniques for analysis and design of chemical engineering systems.
2. To provide opportunity for students to work as part of team on multidisciplinary projects by imparting training of research methodologies, modern tools emphasizing theoretical, experimental and computational approaches.
3. To develop communication, decision making, motivational human relations and ethical attitude in students.
4. To provide students a familiarity with professional issues in chemical engineering related to the global economy and to emerging technologies and thereby promoting student awareness of life-long learning.
Programme Outcomes (POs) (M.Tech.)
a. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and core engineering subjects to define, analyze and design chemical engineering systems.
b. Ability to judiciously employ state of the art research tools and methods for solving contemporary chemical engineering problems.
c. Ability to identify and formulate broadly-defined chemical engineering problems by critically evaluating the literature.
d. Capability to apply knowledge, skills to carry out cutting edge research in new emerging interdisciplinary fields.
e. Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools.
f. Ability to function effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
g. Ability to include social, professional and ethical attitude considering health & safety and environmental factors in technological solutions.
h. Capability to communicate effectively and professionally.
i. Development of self critical thinking in evaluating technical solutions.
j. Providing suitable motivation for research activities and entrepreneurship.