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About Career as a Chemical Engineer

Some chemical engineers make designs and invent new processes. Some construct instruments and facilities. Some plan and operate facilities. Chemical engineers have helped develop atomic science, polymers, paper, dyes, drugs, plastics, fertilizers, foods, textiles, and chemicals. They devise ways to make products from raw materials and ways to convert one material into another useful form. Chemical engineers can make processes more cost effective or more environmentally friendly or more efficient. A chemical engineer can find a niche in any scientific or engineering field.

Career Prospects of Career as a Chemical Engineer

Wide employment opportunities await chemical engineers both in the public sector as well as the private sector. They can seek jobs in areas such as manufacturing industries, food processing industries, chemical process industries such as fertilizer, pesticides, specialty chemicals, dyes, dyestuff, paint and lubricants. Candidates with an additional management degree are sought by private industries. In the government sector, chemical engineers are employed to solve environmental problems such as waste and water treatment, on energy sector such as energy conservation and research on alternate energy sources and health-related research projects, defense establishments and atomic power plants. They are also employed in service industries such as scientific research and development services, particularly in energy and the developing fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology. They are also employed in a variety of manufacturing industries other than chemical manufacturing, such as those producing electronics, photographic equipment, clothing, pulp and paper and even in the development of aircrafts. Besides these Chemical Engineers can opt for teaching as a remunerative option.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Chemical Engineer

The basic eligibility criteria to get admitted into BE/B.Tech in Chemical Engineering is 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. BE / B.Tech in Chemical Engineering courses are of 4 years' duration. Selection into this course is made on the basis of marks secured in 10+2 exam and marks secured in Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) conducted by IITs or All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) or other state and national level exams. There are both degree as well as diploma courses. One can go for the 3 year diploma course after the 10th standard (SSC). For M.E or M.Tech in Chemical Engineering one must complete the BE / B.Tech program successfully. Further studies up to Ph.D. level are also an option for anyone interested in Research or Academics.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Chemical Engineer

  • i have done b.tech chemical engineering with aggregate percentage of 68%. i am fresher. still i didnt get any job.pl inform me if there is any oppurtunies. Posted By : ROHAN P.TALWAR, on 05-02-2012 22:54:03 Report Abuse

  • dear sir, i am fresher Chemical Engineer from central university kindly know about job oppounity in chemical industries in pvt. Or govt. Sector. thanking you sir Posted By : Kamal Patre, on 19-01-2012 13:40:56 Report Abuse

  • dear sir, i am fresher Chemical Engineer from central university kindly know about job oppounity in chemical industries in pvt. Or govt. Sector. thanking you sir Posted By : Kamal Patre, on 19-01-2012 13:40:13 Report Abuse

  • i have done diploma in chemical engineering with percentage of 73. i am working in contineous polymerisation plant from 2 year pl inform me if there is any oppurtunies for gov job Posted By : manohar, on 17-11-2011 03:07:32 Report Abuse

  • i have done diploma in chemical engineering with percentage of 73. i am working in contineous polymerisation plant from 2 year pl inform me if there is any oppurtunies for gov job Posted By : manohar, on 17-11-2011 03:07:27 Report Abuse

  • i have done diploma in chemical engineering with percentage of 73. i am working in contineous polymerisation plant from 2 year pl inform me if there is any oppurtunies for gov job Posted By : manohar, on 17-11-2011 03:07:00 Report Abuse

  • i have done b.tech chemical engineering with aggregate percentage of 90. i am fresher. still i didnt get any job.pl inform me if there is any oppurtunies for females.. Posted By : Rekha, on 07-10-2011 00:18:19 Report Abuse

  • i have done b.tech chemical engineering with aggregate percentage of 90. i am fresher. still i didnt get any job.pl inform me if there is any oppurtunies for females.. Posted By : Rekha, on 07-10-2011 00:17:27 Report Abuse

  • i have done b.tech chemical engineering with aggregate percentage of 90. i am fresher. still i didnt get any job.pl inform me if there is any oppurtunies for females.. Posted By : Rekha, on 07-10-2011 00:15:08 Report Abuse

  • Sir, I have finished my B.Tech Chemical Engineering with an aggregate of 90% and i plan to do my Masters, but don't know which stream do in?Please guide me in this regard. Posted By : Divya, on 19-07-2011 15:44:11 Report Abuse

  • can i get good job if i do only b.tech in chemical in an ordanary college . is there damand for chemical engineer Posted By : anurag, on 13-07-2011 14:08:27 Report Abuse

  • sir, iam student of 3rd year chemical branch . and iwant to get job after complete my course plz tell me which course is use ful to get the job in chemical plant . plz replay me. Posted By : manish sinha, on 23-06-2011 18:41:06 Report Abuse

  • I have 94 % in 10th std.I am interesting in engineering.What should I take Diploma or 12th.I have a 149 in math and 94 in science.please suggest any idea immediately... Posted By : Tushar Bhagwat, on 21-06-2011 16:29:53 Report Abuse

  • Sir,Actuallu i want information about foreinsic science (department of criminology) Posted By : Pradeep, on 07-06-2011 12:54:00 Report Abuse

  • sir,i m btech chemical engg student my degree should complete in last week of may n after that i want do piping design course is it better for me or i will do process design course please reply Posted By : zahid, on 06-05-2011 00:25:32 Report Abuse

  • hi Posted By : vignesh, on 17-04-2011 14:18:03 Report Abuse

  • Sir, i have secured 28/100 (GEN) my gate score is 331. my rank is 1744. total of students appeared:12994. so in which colleges should i apply for m.tech?? and what are my chances... looking forward to your response! Posted By : Rajat, on 18-03-2011 10:39:50 Report Abuse

  • Sir, i have secured 28/100 (GEN) my gate score is 331. my rank is 1744. total of students appeared:12994. so in which colleges should i apply for m.tech?? and what are my chances... looking forward to your response! Posted By : Rajat, on 18-03-2011 10:32:52 Report Abuse

  • my younger sister got 89% in10th & nw she is doing 12sci. in one of the top college of India . but we confused abt her career future . she wnt to b a scientist in NASA or ISRO thn whch is good option for her? Posted By : chetan, on 22-09-2010 11:10:04 Report Abuse

  • @namrata- may b im late to reply u bt don't go on wat people say, they knw very less about Chemical Engg. many females have done gr8 in the field of Chemical Engg and their are a lot of avenues to be explored. so go ahead! Posted By : Sarang Jain, on 21-07-2010 15:05:37 Report Abuse

  • actually i want 2 do BE in chem but since i m female all are telling me that female dont get job oppurtunities so can u just clarify it and tell me the reality please reply fast its urgent Posted By : namrata nikam, on 17-06-2010 09:11:14 Report Abuse

  • Dear Sir, I reqd. course details in india..... Posted By : prasad, on 23-05-2010 10:47:36 Report Abuse

  • respected sir/madam, i have done my intermediate(10+2)in biology physics and chemisty.and i am willing to join BE/B.Tech in Chemical Engineering.so. can you plz suggest me that am i eligible for the above mentioned course. Posted By : mukesh jain, on 07-05-2010 08:28:29 Report Abuse

  • i know that what we do to graduate in since,math,chemitry. after graduate , we do mppsc cross. Posted By : sachin, on 07-04-2010 02:02:29 Report Abuse

  • For this profile, the career opportunities are immense, with the inflow of foreign players in our country, many job opportunities are coming up in this field. Posted By : Girish Burani, on 01-10-2009 15:24:50 Report Abuse

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