Chemical engineering is the broadest branch of engineering, training professionals to design, manufacture, operate and control processes of chemical industries and the development of chemical processes for converting raw materials or chemicals into valuable forms including those to remove chemicals from waste materials, to enable large-scale manufacture.

It combines knowledge of Chemistry and Engineering for the production of chemicals and related by-products. This branch of engineering is a varied field, covering areas from biotechnology and nanotechnology to mineral processing.

It covers various fields of chemical technology in mineral based industries, petrochemical plants, pharmaceuticals, synthetic fibres, petroleum refining plants etc.

About the Program

The undergraduate (B. Tech) program offered in Chemical Engineering (4 Years) at Kalasalingam University 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. It has state of the art laboratories including:

  • Fluid mechanics lab
  • Technical and Instrumental analysis Lab
  • Mechanical Operations Lab
  • Heat Transfer Lab
  • Chemical Engineering computational laboratory
  • Mass Transfer Lab
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab


To be a globally recognized department through excellence in teaching and research.


To provide quality education and training that can prepare graduates with excellent technical and leadership skills, integrity and social responsibility


A learner achieving this qualification will be competent in applying and integrating theoretical knowledge, engineering principles, proven techniques, practical experience, and appropriate skills to the solution of well-defined and ill-defined problems in the field of Chemical Engineering, by operating within the relevant standards and codes. The learner will be capable of independent decision-making taking into account the relevant technical, social, economic, and environmental factors.

Career Prospects

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 job prospectus and career options of a chemical engineer are varied. A chemical engineer can find a job in

  • Petroleum and petrochemicals
  • Ultra mega power plants
  • Coal-bed methane plants
  • Combined gas cycle plants
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Defense sectors
  • Mining and minerals industries
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Biochemical industries
  • Nanotechnology industries
  • Cement industries
  • Fertilizer industries
  • Food industries
  • Polymer industries