Everyone have an impression that Chemical engineering relates to chemistry. Well that is a wrong impression because chemical engineering is not chemistry. It deals with various engineering aspects like designing equipment, analysis etc..
Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that applies physical sciences and life sciences to produce, transform and properly use materials and energy. A chemical engineer designs a process that converts raw materials to useful products.
Any student who has successfully completed +2 or intermediate choosing mathematics as their main subject is eligible to pursue chemical engineering. The candidates can gain eligibility by appearing and clearing various competitive exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE or EAMCET. Candidates completing diploma courses are also eligible to pursue chemical engineering. Such candidates must appear and clear ECET to join this course.
Candidates clearing various Engineering entrance exams have to undergo a counselling process where the students can choose this course in different engineering colleges and universities. Once the candidate is alloted with the college and course the candidates shall take admission to pursue the course.
Chemical Engineering is a full-time engineering course and the course duration is 4 years. For candidates completing diploma the course duration is only 3 years.
The main areas or concepts of chemical engineering are Process design and analysis, Plant Design and Construction, Transport Phenomena, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process modelling and Simulations, Thermodynamics and various unit operations like fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, mechanical operations, chemical process calculations etc..