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Chemical Engineering

Department Code: CHE

Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 2010 with an initial enrolment of 50 students. WEC having a great advantage of its proximity to Pakistan's largest concentration of industrial units which gives its students a hands-on experience to the theoretical knowledge imparted. The major areas such as Chemical, Petroleum, Refining, Cement, Glass, Fertilizers, Textiles, Explosives and Ordnance, being most relevant to Chemical Engineering puts the department at a great advantage.

The department has gained considerable prestige and standing in the academic and industrial world due to our highly motivated and outstanding faculty, hardworking and dedicated supporting staff and well equipped laboratories covering every aspect of Chemical Engineering education.

The graduates of this department contribute directly to the industrial and economic growth of the country. The curricular of the department is in line with the recommendation of Higher Education Commission. The objective of the courses is to prepare students for all activities related to the operation, design, maintenance, management and supervision of all chemical, bio-chemical and polymer plants. In addition to the conventional Chemical Engineering there is emphasis on pollution control and environmental processes, biochemical processes, materials science and material processing, heterogeneous catalysis, reaction engineering, engineering economics and entrepreneurial skills. At the department, we are conscious that our graduates will be employed in industries based on nanotechnology, biotechnology and higher performance composite materials. Non- Conventional lectures, talks and projects are therefore a part of our program where eminent experts in the relevant field are invited to conduct seminars or deliver lectures on the subject.

We are also aware of the global prospective of Chemical Engineering. The graduating students are encouraged, advised, assisted and recommended to apply for higher education/job both at national and international level.

Programs Offered

Program Duration Entry Requirements
B.Sc. Chemical
4 Years
(8 Semesters)
FSc Pre-Engineering with at least 60% marks or DAE with 1st Division in relevant technology. Merit determined on the basis of 50% FSc marks & 50% UW Entry Test marks. UET Entry Test result is acceptable and such candidates will be exempted from UW Entry Test.
MS Chemical
2 Years
(4 Semesters)
B.Sc. Engineering in relevant discipline with minimum CGPA 2.50/4.00 or equivalent (55%). UW Entry Test or GAT-General (Minimum 50% Marks) or GRE-General (Minimum 50 percentile).

Career Prospects

Civil engineering is a profession that offers plenty of visual payoff. Take a look around, and you'll see the work of civil engineers everywhere - from buildings and bridges to roads and reservoirs. "To create things, to actually see them being built ... it's very rewarding to see the results of what you saw on paper. It gives you a lot of personal satisfaction," says Andrew Herrmann, former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Principal with the engineering firm Hardesty & Hanover. These professionals design and oversee the construction and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure such as highways, tunnels, rail systems, airports and water supply and sewage systems. The job includes analysis - especially in the planning stage - studying survey reports and maps, breaking down construction costs and considering government regulations and potential environmental hazards. Civil engineers also may test soils and building materials, provide cost estimates for equipment and labor, and use software to plan and design systems and structures.

There are many career paths within this field. Specialties include architectural, structural, transportation, traffic, water resources and geotechnical engineering. Civil engineers may work for state or local governments or in the private sector at consulting or construction firms. Some civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, while others pursue careers in design, construction or teaching.

  • Oil Refineries
  • Fertilizers Industries
  • Paper and Board Industries
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Chemical Manufacturing Companies
  • Fossil Fuel and Renewable Energy Sector
  • Nuclear Industry
  • Waste Recycling Operations
  • Fuel Reprocessing Companies
  • Waste Management
  • Plastic Industries
  • Petrochemicals
  • Natural Gas Distribution Companies
  • Oil and Gas Exploration Industries
  • Textile Industries
  • Mineral Processing Companies
  • Energy Sector
  • Environmental Sector
  • Health and Safety Departments
  • Consulting Industries
  • Banking and Finance
  • And many others government and Private Companies

Vision of Department

Provide quality education with matching professional skills, and ethical values to prepare competent and socially responsible engineers who can meet the present and future challenges and contribute positively towards economic development of the society.

Mission of Department

The Department of Chemical Engineering aims to foster, achieve and sustain unmatched excellence in professional education through conducive learning environment by undertaking comprehensive research to inculcate entrepreneurial attitude and instill moral and ethical values to serve the society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOS)

  • PEO-01: Participate in multidisciplinary / multicultural teams in leading roles to handle challenging projects that produce successful solutions through diverse approaches.
  • PEO-02: Exhibit holistic personality traits to become a responsible professional as an individual and in a team.
  • PEO-03: Integrate socio economic, ethical, and environmental considerations into chemical engineering practices.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • 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 importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.