Overview

Rapid commercialization of conventional and modern, man-made products gave birth to process industry. The dynamics of the industry requires group of highly trained professionals from almost all engineering disciplines. However chemical engineer organizes his/her coordination at the process plant and thus deemed as process brain. Such responsibility demands basic knowledge of all conventional trades of engineering in addition to in-depth knowledge of large-scale industrial dynamics. Continuous & safe process operation is an exclusive responsibility of this trade, in addition to design, problem investigation and troubleshooting. Well-versed chemical engineer, during his/her career, usually encounters a diverse field of application in thermodynamics dictating unit processes.

The faculty offers a 4-years degree program in chemical engineering detailing basic principles & mathematics of process operations in the first two years. Third & final year deal with the advanced level of the trade closely selected to cope the industrial requirements.

The newly established laboratories are the prime feature, providing state of the art equipment. Most of the laboratories are designed having conventional features imitated by the more sophisticated and risk free digital equipment. Experiments are designed to trigger the thinking of students and not just mere data logging.

Careers in Chemical Engineering

Quality of modern living standards has encouraged the mass production of various utilities, necessities and amenities. Since the birth of process & processing industry, after 18th century, there is a dramatic increase in its volume. Population trends and chain of never ending new/modern products ensures the growth in this sector. Furthermore struggling third world countries like Pakistan are now focusing to process their raw materials in their own facilities. When it comes to realization, chemical engineers become an essential part of the team to chart the layout and erection of the new production line. Existing plants also require chemical engineers not only supervising & ensuring their smooth operation but also for troubleshooting, demanding interaction between the engineers and scientists from various other fields.  Resources at the faculty are designed to inculcate the necessary knowledge, practices and behavioral aspects in to the graduates, prerequisites for the responsibilities of professional life. Chemical engineers find their utility in various industries including chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, energy, oil & gas, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and in various defense sectors, in addition to emerging research fields. Furthermore, these engineers are equipped to collaborate with different resources at the plant including management, utility engineers and above all with the technicians and plant operators as they will be their observing eyes in the field.

Faculty Mission:

The faculty strives to train and educate undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of chemical engineering and materials science & engineering. Students are prepared thoroughly for their future role in academia, R&D organizations and in modern industry keeping in view the changing nature of the workplace and the rising bar of quality nationally and internationally. Every effort is made to update and align the ongoing training and education of students with our national needs that are essential for the progress and development of our society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are extensive statements that define what graduates are likely to achieve within three to four years of graduation.

PEO-1:  Our graduates will exert for career growth in industry, consultancy, R&D, academia or other challenging professions.

PEO-2:  Our graduates will contribute as persistent work force to develop strategies for quality assurance and innovation.

PEO-3:   Our graduates will demonstrate their skills to solve the engineering problems of the real world systems.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

There is a set of twelve Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) of Chemical Engineering  program which describe what students are expected to know/perform/attain by the time they graduate from Department of Chemical Engineering. The program learning outcomes (PLOs) are given bellow:

  1. Engineering Knowledge: Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem Analysis: Ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/Development of Solutions: 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.
  4. Investigation: 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.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: 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.
  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.
  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.
  8. Ethics: Ability to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsi-bilities and norms of engineering practice.
  9. Individual and Team Work: Ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on com-plex 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.
  11. Project Management: Ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to ones own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
  12. Lifelong Learning: Ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments. 

Faculty of Chemical Engineering

The dynamics of research and process industry require professionals who can upgrade the present manufacturing processes, develop and design alternative technologies. The department is launching Masters (MS) and doctorate of philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering. The graduate program in Chemical Engineering is especially designed to provide excellent opportunities to the students who will be seeking for higher studies.

The strength of the graduate program in Chemical Engineering has diversity that covers all major aspects of chemical engineering like designing, process dynamics & synthesizing, energy sector and materials production. The program is designed with the aim to provide in-depth knowledge of Chemical Engineering to enhance analytical skills and research capabilities of the graduates. It is a unique opportunity to learn latest and advanced technologies to resolve interdisciplinary complex engineering problems.

Graduates of the Chemical Engineering at GIK institute are expected to be able to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for a promising professional to identify, formulate, innovative design and solve bottlenecks utilizing critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities.

DCME Mission

The mission of the department of chemical engineering is to develop and disseminate the understanding of designing and operations of chemical processes so that our graduates can excel in academia, research, business and industry.[KIS1]

 

Thrust Areas

The graduate program in Chemical Engineering consists of lectures and hands-on research training emphasizing underlying principles and their engineering applications. A number of core and elective courses are offered as per the graduate approved degree plan leading them to earn a Masters (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in their respective fields of specialization.

The Graduate Programs can be pursued in one of the following research areas but not limited to these as student can opt the research area as per his/her interest and supervisor advice:

 

(i)                 Process & equipment design

(ii)               Fluid handling and thermodynamic behavior

(iii)             Reaction engineering

(iv)             Transport processes

(v)               Modeling and simulation