BSc Chemical Engineering

The Department was designed to build on current acclivities and to provide a nucleus for the University’s rapidly expanding industrially oriented research training and consultancy in Chemical Engineering. The curriculum for the B.Sc. Chemical Engineering has evolved over a number of years and is designed to prepare the students for design, operation, and supervision of Chemical, Biochemical and Polymer Plants. The course is updated regularly to incorporate the outcomes of local and global research in the field of Chemical Engineering. Emphasis is given to the use of computers by students in problem solving and design of equipment and plant. The course curriculum is same as already being followed in Chemical Engineering Department, Main Campus.

Program Educational Objectives

B.Sc. chemical engineering programs in the department is designed to provide its graduates a solid educational foundation on which they can build successful and sustainable careers in chemical engineering, chemical technology or a related field. The objectives are:

  • PEO-1: The graduate will apply the knowledge, principles, and skills in process industry, academia, and complementary fields to meet the stakeholder requirements.
  • PEO-2: The graduates will achieve professional success by practicing ethical behavior, social responsibility, and diversity, both as individuals and in team environments with effective communication.
  • PEO-3: The graduates will pursue innovative approaches and career growth through professional practice, graduate studies, and other training programs in engineering sciences and management.

Curriculum Design

Curriculum of BSc Chemical Engineering is designed to fulfill the needs of local industry and the guidelines of the National Curriculum Review Committees (NCRC) of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan. As per the guidelines of the NCRC, the courses are categorized into two domains: Engineering and Non-Engineering. Engineering domain is further categorized into foundation, breadth and depth courses whereas non-engineering domain includes natural sciences, management and social sciences related courses. Course contents are designed to inculcate the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domain skills among the students for the attainment of PLOs. The curriculum scheme is given below.

Course No. and Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Courses (if any)
Semester 1
ChE-101A Industrial Stoichiometry – I 3 (3, 0)
CS-101 & CS-101L Computing Fundamentals 3 (2, 1)
CY-142 & CY-142L Physical and Analytical Chemistry 3 (2, 1)
HU-111L Communication Skills 1 (0, 1)
MA-113 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 3 (3, 0)
ME-122L Engineering Drawing 2 (0, 2)
Subtotal 15 (10, 5)
Semester 2
ChE-108 Fluid Flow-I 3 (3,0)
ChE-104 Health and Safety at Workplace 2 (2,0)
ChE-103A & ChE-103AL Chemical Process Industries 3 (2, 1)
IS-101 or HU-101 Islamic and Pakistan Studies – I (Muslim students) or Ethics and Pakistan Studies – I (non- Muslim students) 3 (3, 0)
MA-118 Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3 (3, 0)
ME-100L Workshop Practice 1 (0, 1)
PHY-113 & PHY-113L Applied Physics 3 (2, 1)
Subtotal 18 (15, 3)
Semester 3
ChE-201A Industrial Stoichiometry – II 3 (3, 0) Industrial Stoichiometry – I
ChE-203A & ChE-203AL Particle Technology 4 (3, 1)
ChE-204A & ChE-204AL Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics – I 4 (3, 1)
CY-221 & CY-221L Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 3 (2, 1)
HU-221 Technical Writing and Presentation Skills 3 (3, 0)
MA-233 L Applied Mechanics 1 (0, 1)
Subtotal 18 (14, 4)
Semester 4
ChE-208 & ChE-208L Fluid Flow-II 3 (2, 1) Fluid Flow-I
ChE-209 & ChE-209L Process Heat Transfer 4 (3, 1)
ChE-210 & ChE-210L Separation processes-I 4 (3,1)
EE-140 & EE-140L Electrical Technology 3 (2, 1)
IS-201 or HU-201 Islamic and Pakistan Studies – II (Muslim students) or Ethics and Pakistan Studies – II (non- Muslim students) 3 (3, 0)
Subtotal 17 (13, 4)
Semester 5
ChE-301A& ChE-301AL Chemical Reaction Engineering 4 (3, 1)
ChE-312 Engineering Materials 2 (2, 0)
ChE-303A Unit Processes 3 (2, 1)
ChE-304A Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics – II 3 (3, 0) Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics – I
MA-240 & MA-240L Numerical Analysis 3 (2, 1)
MGT-413 Entrepreneurship 3 (3,0)
Subtotal 18 (15, 3)
Semester 6
ChE-311 Chemical Process Design & Economics 3 (3,0)
ChE-302A Chemical Engineering Mathematics 2 (2, 0)
ChE-310 & ChE-310L Separation Processes-II 3 (2, 1)
ChE-307A Transport Phenomena 3 (3, 0)
ChE-308A & ChE-308AL Energy Engineering 4 (3, 1)
ChE-313 L Process Modeling and Simulation 2 (0,2)
ChE-314 Community/Research Project-I 1 (0,1)
Subtotal 18 (13, 5)
Semester 7
ChE-401A Chemical Reactor Design 2 (2, 0) Chemical Reaction Engineering
ChE-409 Chemical Process Equipment Design and Rating 3 (3, 0)
ChE-409 to ChE-418 Elective-I 2 (2, 0)
ChE-404A & ChE-404AL Instrumentation and Control 4 (3, 1)
ChE-408A Engineering Management 2 (2, 0)
ChE-411 Final Year Project – I 3 (0, 3) Final year standing
ChE-315 Community/Research Project-II 1 (0,1)
Subtotal 17 (12, 5)
Semester 8
ChE-406A & ChE-406AL Environmental Engineering 4 (3, 1)
ChE-409 to ChE-418 Elective-II 2 (2,0)
ChE-419 to ChE-425 Elective-III 3 (3, 0)
ChE-419 to ChE-425 Elective-IV 3 (3, 0)
ChE-412 Final Year Project – II 3 (0, 3) Final Year Project – I
Subtotal 15 (11, 4)
Grand Total 136 (103, 33)

List of Elective Courses:

Course No. and Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Courses (if any)
ChE-415 Industrial Psychology and Ethics 2 (2,0)
ChE-416 Polymer Engineering 2 (2,0)
ChE-419 Petroleum Refinery 2 (2,0)
ChE-420 Food Engineering 2 (2,0)
ChE-413 Membrane Technology 2 (2,0)
ChE-414 Computational Fluid Dynamics 2 (2,0)
ChE-425A Computer Aided Design 2 (2,0)
ChE-426A Process Analysis and Optimization 2 (2,0)
ChE-417 Chemical Safety and Security 2 (2,0)
ChE-418 Process Equipment Malfunction 2 (2,0)
ChE-405 Maintenance Engineering 3 (3, 0)
ChE-421 Gas Engineering 3 (3, 0) Final year standing
ChE-422 Biochemical Engineering 3 (3, 0) Final year standing
ChE-427 Biomass and Biofuels 3 (3,0)
ChE-428 Industrial Safety and Risk Management 3 (3,0)
ChE-429 Clean Coal Technologies 3 (3,0)
ChE-430 Material Characterization Techniques 3 (3,0)