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Department of Chemical Engineering

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The Department of Chemical Engineering at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus is one of the premier Chemical Engineering departments in the Gulf region. Offering undergraduate program since 2005, the department enrols students with exceptional calibre and to provide them with an environment in which they will grow intellectually and personally. The curriculum is distinctive in its emphasis on broad based education and direct intellectual engagement with faculty, a wide range of extracurricular opportunities, and the experience of living in a diverse campus community (Department Brochure).

Through a judicious mix of mandatory and elective courses, the  student at Dubai campus gains expertise in various areas of chemical engineering, apart from core chemical engineering principles, such as petroleum and petrochemicals, cement, ceramics and glass, polymers and plastics, Environmental pollution, corrosion, chemical process technology, Process plant safety, modelling and simulation in chemical engineering, colloids, suspensions, emulsions, etc. The department also tries to explore software like PYTHON, MATLAB, MINITAB, ASPEN HYSYS, PROMAX etc to the core courses.  

The department has collaborated in several research-based projects with prestigious organizations like IIT Guwahati, Shimadzu Middle-East and Africa, Dubai, BITS PILANI Goa Campus, International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dubai, Universitè de Toulouse, France, Ocean corner wastewater treatment and chemicals LLC, etc to name a few.                 


Why Chemical Engineering at BPDC?


1. Why  should Students choose Chemical Engineering in BITS Pilani Dubai Campus?

  • Chemical engineers solve the problems that affect our everyday lives by applying the principles of chemistry, physics, maths and biology.
  • Best Infrastructure with lab facilities to nurture both technical and lab-based knowledge.
  • Our students have participated in several competitions and won awards not only in the UAE but also in countries like Bahrain, India, Malaysia etc.
  • Ranked 5 star by KHDA Dubai.
  • The department engages students in approx. 7 months of internship (Practice School) in reputed companies in UAE

·         Good Placements in reputed companies (Click here)

  • Admission into top universities for the graduate students who tend to pursue higher studies. See our Student testimonials to know more (Click here).

2. In what way Chemical Engineering courses are different from other Institutions or Universities?              

  • Courses are designed to understand both industrial and computational aspects of Chemical Engineering

·         Interesting class-room session with STEM activities along with the usage of interactive panels

  • Students get a chance to do Lab-project or Design project with the faculties of the department
  • The department also provides facilities for the students in the final year to do an Off-campus thesis with any university in the region or outside provided they have a faculty both in BPDC and the host university to agree upon the same.
  • Practice school (PS) in reputed organizations in the UAE (Click here)
  • The department actively encourages the students to participate in different competitions, conferences and presentations of international standards

3. What are the Faculty expertise and lab facilities available in the department 

  • All our faculties are PhD holders from world renowned universities with years of experience in research and teaching (Click here)
  • All faculties actively participate in research, resulting in journal papers, books, book chapters etc. in international publishing houses like Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis
  • The department boasts of world class lab facilities to enhance the research aspect for each graduating student

4.      Research scenario in the department

·         The department has PhD scholars (Full time and Part time) who are actively engaged in research activities.

·       Undergraduate students are also actively encouraged to take up research projects. All the students of the department are made well accustomed with research equipment’s and research protocols which makes them a suitable candidate for future higher studies


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