The Department was established in 1962 and is the first in the country to institute Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree courses in Chemical Engineering. Currently, it has an enrollment of about 371 students pursuing undergraduate studies. The Department started M.Sc. Engineering degree courses in 1970, and since then, the postgraduate program has been on the road to progress. At present, there are 120 students pursuing M.Sc. studies. The Doctoral program is also established with 11 students currently pursuing their PhD degrees.
Courses of Study
The Department offers courses of study leading to the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
- Master of Science in Chemical Engineering with Specialization in
- Process Engineering
- Industrial Pollution Control Engineering
- Biochemical Engineering
- Computer-Aided Design
- PhD in Chemical Engineering
More information about the undergraduate and graduate programs can be found on the respective pages.
The Department has well-equipped and well-maintained laboratories which have been recently modernized and upgraded. These facilities not only offer excellent learning opportunities but also extend material testing and analysis services to the industry and other users.
The Department has a Computer Centre equipped with latest computing facilities. Apart from teaching computer languages and application of computers in various courses of Chemical Engineering, the students are encouraged to use this laboratory for their design projects, research dissertations, and class assignments. WiFi facility is available in all offices, class rooms and halls.
The Department has a well-organized conventional and e-library with a large stock of text books, handbooks, reference books, journals, design projects and research thesis submitted in the past. Latest publications are regularly added to the collection to keep pace with the modern research in the field.
Liaison with Chemical Industry
The Department gives great importance to a close interaction with the Chemical Industry. As a result, the Department has developed constructive links with some of the major organizations, including Dawood Hercules Chemicals, Engro Chemicals Pakistan Limited, Akzonobel (ICI Pakistan Limited), Fauji Foundation, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Rupali Polyester, DESCON (Pvt.) Ltd., Environmental Protection Agency, and a number of other important industrial organizations. A number of scholarships for the undergraduates, fellowships for the postgraduate students, facilities for the practical training of students, and exchange of senior staff members for mutual benefit are some of the features of such cooperation.
Continuing Professional Development Program
The Department conducts short courses under professional development program in various areas of Chemical Engineering:
- Process Design And Simulation Using Aspen Plus
- Risk And Safety Management In Process Industry
- Applied Process Control
- Occupational Safety And Health
- Dynamic Simulation Using Aspen Dynamics
- Matlab Simulink
- Behavioural Based Safety
- Process Modelling Using Aspen Hysys
- Industrial Instrumentation
- Carbon Footprint
- Applied Process Control Systems