Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Program Description

The BE Chemical Engineering program is designed to deliver a practical hands-on, rigorous learning experience that will consistently yield top of the line, sought-after graduates. Accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council, the program offers elective courses in AI in chemical engineering, Process design & optimization using AI, Membrane Technology, Solid Waste Management, Fuel Cells, Petroleum Refinery Processes, numerous undergraduate research projects and mandatory 500 hours internship. Considering the PAF-IAST unique vision, Skilling Pakistan, the program is tailored to incorporate industrial trainings, design projects, and international collaboration, with main thrust on process engineering.

Associated Career

Graduate of our chemical engineering program have endless possibilities. The department aims to provide the graduates with specific skill to develop the entrepreneur skills. Furthermore, the key interest towards applied research-based projects is the distinguishing feature for career prospects of the student to develop indigenous products. Some of the potential careers are enlisted below:

Oil and Gas Exploration, Oil Refineries, Chemical Industry, Petrochemical Industry, Agrochemicals, Cement Industry, Fertilizer Industry, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverages, Renewable & Nuclear and Atomic Energy

Salient Features

Student Exchange Opportunity

  • Fully funded foreign student exchange opportunity with partner institution (i.e., MCI, Innsbruck, Austria) for 1 semester after approval from all statuary bodies

Approved by PEC

  • Program approved by Pakistan Engineering council and outcome-based education under Washington accord.

Curriculum by Foreign Partner

  • Curriculum designed by the experts from foreign partner i.e., MCI, Innsbruck, Austria and artificial intelligence-based implementation of courses in curriculum.

Course Delivery

  • Course delivery by foreign partner’s faculty and industrial experts, industry visit, projects, internships

Well-equipped Labs

  • Training in well-equipped labs including small scale plants on bioethanol, biogas, and biodiesel production etc.

Dedicated labs

  • Dedicated labs with focus on energy & environment

Austrian trained PhD faculty

  • Austrian trained 100% PhD faculty in the department

Entry Criteria

  • F. Sc (Pre-Eng.) / A-Levels (Math, Physics, Chemistry),
    Combination of Physics, mathematics and computer studies/Computer Science (ICS)
  • 60% marks in HSSC or equivalent

Course Curriculum

Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Theory CH

Lab CH

Total

CH-202

Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

3

0

3

CH-202L

Inorganic and Organic Chemistry Lab

0

1

1

COMP-102

Introduction to ICT

2

0

2

COMP-102L

Introduction to ICT Lab

0

1

1

MTH-101

Calculus and Analytical Geometry

3

0

3

SS-102

Communication Skills

2

0

2

SS-310

Professional Ethics

3

0

3

Total

13

2

15

 

Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Theory CH

Lab CH

Total

ME-101L

Workshop Practice

0

1

1

MSE-101

Fundamental of Engineering Materials

3

0

3

MTH-202

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

3

0

3

PHY-101

Applied Physics

3

0

3

PHY-101L

Applied Physics Lab

0

1

1

SS-111

Islamic Studies

2

0

2

SS-112

Pakistan Studies

2

0

2

SS-203

Technical and Business Writing

3

0

3

Total

16

2

18

Semester 3

Course Code

Course Title

Theory CH

Lab CH

Total

CHE-201

Chemical Engineering Principles-I

3

0

3

CHE-203

Chemical Process Industries

3

0

3

CH-202

Physical and Analytical Chemistry

2

0

2

CH-202L

Physical and Analytical Chemistry Lab

0

1

1

COMP-111

Programming Fundamentals

3

0

3

COMP-111L

Programming Fundamentals Lab

0

1

1

ME-102L

Engineering Drawing

0

1

1

MTH-307

Numerical Computations

2

0

2

MTH-307L

Numerical Computations Lab

0

1

1

Total

13

4

17

Semester 4

Course Code

Course Title

Theory CH

Lab CH

Total

CHE-211

Fluid Mechanics-I

2

0

2

CHE-202

Chemical Engineering Principles-II

3

0

3

CHE-212

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics-I

2

0

2

CHE-215

Heat Transfer

3

0

3

CHE-215L

Heat Transfer Lab

0

1

1

CHE-216

Particulate Technology

3

0

3

CHE-216L

Particulate Technology Lab

0

1

1

ECE-110

Basic Electrical Engineering

2

0

2

ECE-110L

Basic Electrical Engineering Lab

0

1

1

Total

15

3

18

Semester 5

Course Code

Course Title

Theory CH

Lab CH

Total

CHE-317

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics-II

2

0

2

CHE-317L

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics-II Lab

0

1

1

CHE-313

Fluid Mechanics-II

2

0

2

CHE-313L

Fluid Mechanics-II Lab

0

1

1

MGT-262

Entrepreneurship

3

0

3

CHE-314

Mass Transfer

3

0

3

CHE-314L

Mass Transfer Lab

0

1

1

CHE-331

Energy Engineering

2

0

2

CHE-331L

Energy Engineering Lab

0

1

1

SS-321 

Engineering Economics

2

0

2

Total

14

4

18

Semester 6

Course Code

Course Title

Theory CH

Lab CH

Total

CHE-321

Chemical Reaction Engineering

3

0

3

CHE-321L

Chemical Reaction Engineering  Lab

0

1

1

CHE-318

Separation Processes

3

0

3

CHE-318L

Separation Processes  Lab

0

1

1

CHE-323

Instrumentations and Process Control

3

0

3

CHE-323L

Instrumentations and Process Control Lab

0

1

1

CHE-335

Environmental Engineering

2

0

2

CHE-335L

Environmental Engineering Lab

0

1

1

MTH-231

Probability and Statistics

3

0

3

Total

 

14

4

18

Semester 7

Course Code

Course Title

Theory CH

Lab CH

Total

CHE-XXX

Depth Elective-I

3

0

3

CHE-422

Process Simulation

3

0

3

CHE-422L

Process Simulation Lab

0

1

1

CHE-454

Chemical Plant Design

3

0

3

CHE-498

Final Year Project-I

0

3

3

CHE-XXX

Depth Elective-II

3

0

3

SS-331

Community Services

0

1 (NC)

0

Total

 

12

4

16

Semester 8

Course Code

Course Title

Theory CH

Lab CH

Total

MGT-355

Production & Operational Management

3

0

3

CHE-426

Transport Phenomena

3

0

3

CHE-451

Plant Safety and Maintenance

3

0

3

CHE-499

Final Year Project-II

0

3

3

CHE-XXX

Depth Elective-III

3

0

3

Total

 

12

3

15

List of Elective(s) courses

No.

Course Title

Credit Hours          

BIO-447

Biological Process Engineering

3

CHE-425

Membrane Separation Processes

3

CHE-426

Chemical Wet Processing of Textiles

3

CHE-427

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

3

CHE-428

Biochemical Engineering

3

CHE-433

Renewable Energy Resources

3

CHE-434

Hydropower

3

CHE-435

Industrial Energy Systems

3

CHE-436

Solid Waste Management

3

CHE-437

Fuel Cell

3

CHE-438

Water Pollution Control

3

CHE-439

Biomass

3

CHE-441

Gas Dynamics

3

CHE-442

Petroleum Refinery Processes

3

CHE-443

Petrochemicals

3

CHE-444

Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering

3

CHE-453

Chemical Analysis and Material Characterization

3

PEOs and PLOs

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Department’s commitment to excellence and professionalism is reflected in its four overarching Program Educational Objectives, set out below: 

PEO–1. Become technically competent engineers with a successful career in the engineering profession. 

PEO–2. Pursue graduate studies and research in related allied or multidisciplinary fields imparting economic, safety and environmental impression of their work on society. 

PEO–3. Demonstrate entrepreneurial and leadership skills in a diverse professional environment. 

PEO–4. Engage in life-long learning for the purpose of continuous improvement in a befitted manner to the society. 

Program Learning outcomes (PLOs):

The following PLOs are proposed which are aligned with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) guidelines: 

PLO-1 Engineering Knowledge: 

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems. 

PLO-2 Problem Analysis: 

An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences. 

PLO-3 Design/Development of Solutions: 

An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations. 

PLO-4 Investigation: 

An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions. 

PLO-5 Modern Tool Usage: 

An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations. 

PLO-6 The Engineer and Society: 

An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems. 

PLO-7 Environment and Sustainability: 

An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of, and need for, sustainable development.  

PLO-8 Ethics: 

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice. 

PLO-9 Individual and Team Work: 

An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings. 

PLO-10 Communication: 

An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions. 

PLO-11 Project Management: 

An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment. 

PLO-12 Lifelong Learning

An ability to recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in, independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change. 

Admissions

PAF-IAST promotes equal opportunities and welcomes students from all backgrounds, irrespective of their creed, color, gender, ethnicity, and their social and financial status. Female students are encouraged to join any program of their choice and realize their dreams.

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