B.E. Chemical Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering is an undergraduate Chemical Engineering course. The duration of the course is four years and it combines the study and application of the principles of chemistry and engineering to solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals, thus building a bridge between science and manufacturing. The degree provides the thorough theoretical knowledge in the development and operation of chemical processing plants, as well as the equipment used in these plants. B.E. (Chemical Engineering) is very valuable and career orienting one which opens a lot of jobs both in private and government sector for the candidates.
B.E. Chemical Engineering Eligibility
The basic eligibility criteria for pursuing a B.E. (Chemical Engineering) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with a reasonably high percentage of marks in the aggregate and clearing the different national and state level entrance exams such as All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE), Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) etc, conducted by different universities and colleges across the country.
Selection to the B.E. (Chemical Engineering) degree course is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of 10+2 and the entrance exams.
A Joint entrance Exam (JEE) is conducted by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country. The entrance to the IITs can be secured only after clearing this JEE.
An examination is also conducted by the Associate Membership of the Institute of Engineers (AMIE), which enables working people in the private / public sector and diploma holders to acquire a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering through distance education. The degree awarded is considered equivalent to a regular B.E. (Chemical Engineering) degree.
Candidates who possess the skills and capabilities such as be a good problem solver and have an ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate data and develop ideas, making you attractive to a wide range of engineering and business-related roles are the most suitable for this course.
Second, those have management skills such as group design work that will allow you to manage real life projects from conception to completion.
They have the nature of working in a team that will also give you great exposure to the advantages and challenges of teamwork, as well as preparing you to take on supervisory roles. Therefore these types of students are also capable of taking up this course.
How is B.E. Chemical Engineering Course Beneficial?
Chemical engineers are some of the highest-paid professionals in the country.
The petroleum and chemical industries are long-established reserved job-areas for chemical engineers.
As environmental concerns such as waste reduction and biohazard cleanup are catching attention of the whole world, chemical engineers will enjoy high demand and wider scope in these areas.
As the chemical engineers develop everything from fibres to artificial organs for human transplant, the wide scope and broad application of a B.E. (Chemical Engineering) degree has and will always continue to provide the degree holders the opportunities to take up work in almost any field of interest such as chemical manufacturing, electronics, healthcare, biotechnology photographic equipment, clothing, pulp and paper, etc.