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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 enrolls students with exceptional caliber 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.
Chemical engineering is undoubtedly the most versatile of engineering disciplines. No facets of modern civilization can be envisioned without some applications and contributions from chemical engineers. 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, electrochemicals, paper, cement, ceramics and glass, polymers and plastics, food processing and products, paints and dyes, textiles and synthetic fibers, colloids, suspensions, emulsions, simulations etc. 
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The department is engaged in fundamental as well as applied research. The department has excellent computational and experimental facilities, for both teaching and research.
BITS’ Department of Chemical Engineering boasts a  diverse set of research areas, which have wide-ranging applications in industry, potential solutions to energy problems, and the development of sustainable technologies, to name a few.
Our research is frequently interdisciplinary, connecting across departments including Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Environmental Engineering, and Applied and Computational Mathematics. The thrust areas of research include: process systems engineering, energy integration, catalysis and reactor design, separation processes, water treatment and remediation technologies, adsorption, nanofluidics, and artificial neural networks. Learn more...
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The department currently offers an undergraduate program in chemical engineering.  The curriculum is designed to equip the students with essential knowledge and necessary skills to enable him to undertake challenging tasks in industrial as well research environments. 
In the first year, foundation is laid with courses on sciences, humanities, math and statistics, and professional communication. In subsequent years, the student is taught a wide spectrum of core as well as allied courses; such as fluid, heat and mass transfer, reactor design, process control, process design, material science, etc. there is a wide pool of electives available to students, containing courses such as process plant safety, environmental pollution control, polymer technology, refrigeration and air-conditioning, biochemical engineering, combustion engineering, and petroleum refining, etc. Learn more...
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The department boasts of highly qualified and competent core faculty members and several adjunct professors. All faculty are engaged in research and teaching. Our culturally and intellectually diverse faculty engage - both individually and collectively - in the preservation, transmission, and discovery of knowledge. Learn more... 
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Career updates of 2018 batch

Career paths chosen by our students of batch 2018. Latest updated on 9th October 2018. Although we tried to collect as much data as possible, this list may not be complete. Please find the list here.



    The aerial robot, developed by students of BITS Pilani at the Dubai campus won the first position in the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) held recently in  North Dakota, United States.

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MOU With Ocean Corner Water Treatment Equipment & Chemicals LLC

The department has recently signed an MOU with Ocean Corner Water Treatment Equipment & Chemicals LLC to set up a research facility for water treatment and testing. Under the agreement, Ocean Corner Water Treatment Equipment & Chemicals LLC will set up a treatment plant and which will be used for research, consultancy and academic purposes.

Recent recruiters of chemical students

16-17 Batch: MES, Croda

15-16 Batch: Croda, Reckitt Benckiser, German Imaging Technology, Kelvion,Seven Seas Computers / Ingram Micro, Adam Global

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