Chemical Engineering and its importance


Chemical engineering has a number of applications in our day to day lives. This course is offered to students at the graduate and postgraduate levels. Upon the accomplishment of their studies, individuals can apply for jobs with firms of the private or public sector firms. Placement opportunities are available for aspirants within some of the prestigious Indian firms such as Reliance and Indian Oil etc. One can say that this sector is one of the many areas where one can get good jobs as well as other opportunities of the right type.

In this article we are going to discuss about the importance of chemical engineering as well as its numerous applications.

Importance of Chemical Engineering

Areas where chemical engineering is applicable in our day to day lives include:

  • Coal preparation and mineral processing
  • Explosives manufacturing
  • Fertilizer industry
  • Food processing
  • Glass and specialty chemicals
  • Paints
  • Steel and aluminum production

In addition to the above mentioned areas, chemical engineering also has applications in production of electronics, clothing, paper and photographic equipment etc.

The scope for individuals in the field of chemical engineering is bound to grow in time. This is mainly because of industrial growth as well as the related scarcity of the resources those are required. In future years, chemical engineers will be needed to develop synthetic replacement for those resources as well as materials that are low in supply. In overall, it can be said that chemical engineers will be able to make very crucial contributions to the improvement in addition to the maintenance of the quality of our lives.

Areas where one can apply his knowledge:

Although chemical engineering is relatively a new field, this field of engineering has shown a speedy expansion during the last few decades. This has in turn led to rise in importance of chemical engineering as well as the number of jobs.

Career opportunities for these professionals are available with R&D departments, especially in the field of energy as well in developing fields such as nanotechnology and biotechnology.

  • Chemical Plants
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Petroleum Refining Plants
  • Mineral Based Industries
  • Electronics Industry
  • Photographic Equipment Units
  • Clothing Units
  • Pulp and Paper Manufacturing
  • Aircraft Industry

Some Job Types

  • Supervisor
  • Technical Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Environmental, Safety & Regulatory Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Fuel Meter Calibration Technician

In the government sector, chemical engineers can find jobs in areas where solutions for environmental problems like recycling, water treatment and others are needed. They can also get work with departments of energy conservation as well as with defense establishments.



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4 Responses to “Chemical Engineering and its importance”

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    Rajeev gupta:

    Sr i do iti in electric can i do 3yr diploma in elect through distance

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    pratik yepure:

    I am pratik yepure presently in 3rd year . i want to do summer training in chemical idustry , so which commpany will provide me good training ?

  3. 2

    Sir i had done diploma in computer application and wants to do diploma in chemical.Can i opt for the same?

  4. 1

    I had completed my in chemical engineering this year , now i am working in a paint industry which is making polyester resin , so i want to know that is it right choice or i have to change some other company , is my future safe in polyester resin