Department Of Chemical Engineering


The dynamics of research and process industry require professionals who can upgrade the present manufacturing processes, develop and design alternative technologies. The department is launching Masters (MS) and doctorate of philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering. The graduate program in Chemical Engineering is especially designed to provide excellent opportunities to the students who will be seeking for higher studies.

The strength of the graduate program in Chemical Engineering has diversity that covers all major aspects of chemical engineering like designing, process dynamics & synthesizing, energy sector and materials production. The program is designed with the aim to provide in-depth knowledge of Chemical Engineering to enhance analytical skills and research capabilities of the graduates. It is a unique opportunity to learn latest and advanced technologies to resolve interdisciplinary complex engineering problems.

Graduates of the Chemical Engineering at GIK institute are expected to be able to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for a promising professional to identify, formulate, innovative design and solve bottlenecks utilizing critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities.

DCME Mission

The mission of the department of chemical engineering is to develop and disseminate the understanding of designing and operations of chemical processes so that our graduates can excel in academia, research, business and industry.

Thrust Areas

The graduate program in Chemical Engineering consists of lectures and hands-on research training emphasizing underlying principles and their engineering applications. A number of core and elective courses are offered as per the graduate approved degree plan leading them to earn a Masters (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in their respective fields of specialization.

The Graduate Programs can be pursued in one of the following research areas but not limited to these as student can opt the research area as per his/her interest and supervisor advice:

  1. Process & equipment design
  2. Fluid handling and thermodynamic behavior
  3. Catalytic Reaction
  4. Transport processes engineering
  5. Modeling and simulation
  6. Waste water treatment

Degree Requirement

MS Degree:

The courses offered by the Faculty are categorized as core courses, faculty and inter-faculty electives. An MS student will be required to take eight courses, of which three should be core courses and the rest elective courses appropriate to the specific degree programme either in Materials Engineering and Chemical Engineering as per consultation of the graduate advisor. On recommendations and approval, a graduate student may also register for one 4xx level course. Overall, 30 credit hours should be maintained.

PhD Degree

The courses to be taken by the student will be recommended and endorsed by the graduate advisor and Departmental Academic Committee respectively. Of the six courses at least five (04) must be from the list of DMSE, DCME courses and the remaining from other faculties. Overall, 36 credit hours should be maintained including 18 hours of PhD Dissertation.

Degree Plan:

The degree plan must be approved by the departmental academic committee in consultation with the graduate program advisor during the first semester.

If student is taking 7 hours he’ll take MS Thesis (06 hours) if taking 8 hours with the consent of dean and his/her supervisor, he may take 8 courses to fulfil overall 30 credit hours.

Please note that according to new rule of GIKI graduate council student will take 18 credit hours in phd and 18 hours of thesis.

Condition of PhD Dissertation is two accepted articles.

Please recheck this paragraph for course requirement of PhD candidate. I made changes as discussed with Dr. Joya please amend accordingly.

Course Description

Department Of Chemical Engineering

Code Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Pre-reqs Co-reqs
CH501 ChemicalThermodynamics 3 0 3 none none
CH502 ChemicalReaction Engineering 3 0 3 none none
CH503 Transport Phenomena 3 0 3 none none
CH512 Experimental DesignandAnalysis 3 0 3 none none
CH513 Process Designand Optimization 3 0 3 none none
CH514 Sustainable Energy Resources 3 0 3 none none
CH515 Energy Management and Auditing 3 0 3 none none
CH521 AdvancedFluidMechanics 3 0 3 none none
CH522 AdvancedHeatTransfer 3 0 3 none none
CH523 AdvancedMassTransfer 3 0 3 none none
CH524 Biochemical Engineering 3 0 3 none none
CH525 Computational Fluid Dynamics 3 0 3 none none
CH526 ComputerAided ProcessDesign 3 0 3 none none
CH527 Clean Coal Technology 3 0 3 none none
CH528 Environmental Engineering 3 0 3 none none
CH531 Design of Heat Recovery Systems 3 0 3 none none
CH532 Project Management 3 0 3 none none
CH533 Particle Dynamics 3 0 3 none none
CH534 OccupationalHealthandSafety in Process Industries 3 0 3 none none
CH535 Power Plant Engineering 3 0 3 none none
CH598 MS Project 6 0 6 none none
CH599 MS Thesis 9 0 9 none none
CH601 Computational Modeling of Reactors 3 0 3 none none
CH611 Catalytic Reaction Engineering 3 0 3 none none
CH621 Statistical Thermodynamics 3 0 3 none none
CH631 Computer Aided Design in Chemical Engineering 3 0 3 none none
CH641 Computational Multiphase Flow 3 0 3 none none
CH651 Non-Newtonian Transport Phenomena 3 0 3 none none
CH699 PhD Dissertation 12 0 12 none none