BE in Chemical Engineering - Kathmandu University


Nepal Engineering Council

Kathmandu University

Engineering

4 year(s)


Chemical engineers play an important role in today's world. They are responsible for a broad range of activities that have direct impact on the daily operation of industries, and the overall design of processes, equipments and plants. Chemical engineers are dedicated to process engineering and product engineering. They operate and optimize the processes in all the manufacturing industries, and they also conceive and design new products that meet the high standards for sustainable and green solutions.

Although existing pharmaceutical, cements, steels, paper, food and beverage industries have high demand of chemical engineers, most of these industries recruit them from the foreign markets. Further, the country is currently running big and small industries and many mechanical, civil and electrical engineers are involved in such diverse fields. Until now, no single academic institute in Nepal has chemical engineering curriculum.

To uplift the economy and production capacity of Nepal, the government of Nepal is positively seeking to increase the number of industrial regions throughout the country. With such policies reinforcing the scope of production, Nepal will soon move towards more effective and intensive industrialization, and foremost, this requires the highly skilled chemical engineers. Hence, the proposed chemical engineering program is the first of its kind in Nepal and it aims to produce highly skilled graduates to fulfill the country's demand.

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Eligibility

10+2 (or equivalent) examinations with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM)

OR  Minimum 2.4 GPA in aggregate and minimum C+ in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and minimum C in other subjects.  Note: Students who have completed +2 in Biology stream must have taken additional mathematics course and passed it with cumulative PCM of 50% or 2.4 GPA to be eligible for the indicated programs. 

Note: Students who have completed +2 in Biology stream must have taken additional mathematics course and passed it with cumulative PCM of 50% or 2.4 GPA to be eligible for the indicated programs. 

Applicant’s proficiency in prerequisites ( i.e., physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology) is tested through a written computer based test.

After written test short listed candidates are called for interview to assess their aptitude then the list of candidates eligible for admission is published in the university web sites.


Curricular structure

The curriculum for chemical engineering consist of basic science (chemistry, physics and mathematics and biology), engineering, humanities and core chemical engineering courses.

The Course Structure

First Year

Semester I

Semester II

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

Math 101

Calculus & Algebra

3

MATH 104

Advanced calculus

3

PHYS 101

General Physics I

3

PHYS 102

General Physics II

3

CHEM 101

General Chemistry

3

COMP116

Object Oriented Programming

3

COMP 103

Structured Programming

2

ENGG112

Elements of Engineering II

3

ENGG 101

Engineering Project

2

ENGT102

Communication Skills II

2

EDRG 101

Engineering Drawing I

2

ENVE101

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

2

ENGT 101

Communication Skill I

2

ENDGR 102

Engineering Drawing II

2

ENGG111

Elements of Engineering I

3

ENGG102

Engineering project

2

Total

20

Total

20


Second Year

Semester I

Semester II

Course Code

Credit

Course Code

Credit

MATH 207

Differential equation and complex variable

4

MATH 208

Statistics and probability

3

CHEG 201

Chemical Process Calculation

3

MCSC 202

Numerical methods

3

MEEG216

Engineering Mechanics

3

CHEG 210

Introduction to Transport Phenomena

3

CHEM 203

Organic Chemistry

3

CHEG 211

Thermodynamics I

3

EEEG201

Basic Electronics

3

CHEG 212

Fluid Mechanics

3

MEEG 213

Material Science and Metallurgy

2

CHEG 213

Principle of Biochemistry

3

CHEG 202

Engineering Project III

2

CHEG 214

Engineering Project IV

2

Total

20

Total

20


Third Year

Semester I

Semester II

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

MGST 301

Engineering Economics

3

CHEG 310

Unit operation

3

CHEG 301

Thermodynamics II

3

CHEG 311

Chemical Process Technology

3

CHEG 302

Process control and Instrumentation

3

CHEG 312

Chemical Reaction Engineering I

3

CHEG 303

Heat Transfer

2

INAN 301

Instrumental Analysis

3

CHEG 304

Biochemical Engineering fundamental

3

CHEG 313

Mass transfer

2

CHEG 305

Modeling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering

3

CHEG 314

Process Equipment Design

3

CHEG 306

Engineering Project V

2

CHEG 3**

Elective

3

Total

19

Total

20


Fourth Year

The curriculum for chemical engineering consist of basic science (chemistry, physics and mathematics and biology), engineering, humanities and core chemical engineering courses.

Semester I

Semester II

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

MGST 401

Industrial management

3

CHEG 449

Engineering Project

3

MGST 402

Ethics and Entrepreneurship

3

CHEG 499

Project work

9

CHEG 401

Chemical Reaction Engineering II

3

CHEG 402

Nano & Composite Materials

3

CHEG 403

Plant Design

3

CHEG 404

Design Lab

2

CHEG***

Elective

3

Total

20

Total

12