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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 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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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 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.

  • Chem-E-Car 2019

    Chemical Engineering students from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus were able to participate (with sponsorship) in the prestigious Chem-E-Car competition (Middle East region), which was organised as a part of MEPEC conference in Bahrain by AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers’) from 14th to 16th Oct 2019. Ms. Urvashi Satwani, Ms. Amaan Fathima, Ms. Jasiya Harris ,Ms. Sadhya Gulati, Ms. Shruthi Ravindran, Mr. Allan Barbosa.The BPDC Chem-E-Car team managed to win the most titles among the other teams as they bagged two awards: 1st Place in Poster Competition and Best Video Award 

  • 7th Undergraduate Research Competition conducted by Abu Dhabi University-2019

    Chemical Engineering Students have secured prestigious 1st place in Environmental Science section. Hearty congratulations to the winners and all finalists from BPDC. Student: Urvashi Satwani, Amaan Fathima, Mentor: Dr. Nishant Pandya, Prize Money: AED 5000.


    Dubai Municipality honoured the winners of the “INNOVATIONS FROM WASTE 2017” contest on 8thFebruary 2018. A group of 4 students (Abinaya, Krishna, Jithin and Sripriya) from our Chemical Engineering department mentored by Dr. B.G. Prakash Kumar have secured the first runner up position in the category “ VISION OF THE FUTURE ” for their proposal of “BLACK GOLD FROM VEGETABLE WASTE”. A prototype compost bin was developed to reduce our housing ecological footprint.

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