MESSAGE OF HOS
School of Chemical Engineering, established in the year 2010 in Engineering Wing of The University of Faisalabad, has shown consistent growth in upgrading lab facilities as well as improving the quality of education. The School hires the services of highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty who are engaged in teaching and research activities.
The curriculum of the degree program in Chemical Engineering has been designed in the light of HEC/PEC guidelines along with keeping in view the requirements of the chemical industry in Pakistan and abroad. Student's training is conducted comprehensively to equip them with professional skills and knowledge for successful problem solving and challenges in the field. Our graduates display an outstanding performance in the practical field and some of them occupy key posts in the field. The School is endeavoring to organize alumni gatherings which is a source of inspiration for the students and also necessary for feedback regarding the quality of teaching in the School.
It is the policy of The University of Faisalabad that respective Schools should endeavor to groom the students not only as competent professionals, but also as responsible citizens to serve the community. The School strives to establish a balance between curricular and extra-curricular activities. Discipline of Chemical Engineering offers immense opportunities for chemical engineers in Pakistan and overseas.
I assure the prospective students of Chemical Engineering a very bright and prosperous future.
The vision of School of Chemical Engineering is to be recognized as a leader in Chemical engineering education and research through excellence in education and targeted research themes in emerging areas.
The mission of School of Chemical Engineering is to educate students who are able to apply their knowledge of Chemical Engineering such as problem solving, analytical, design and communication skills, in private or public sector chemical industries and in the pursuit of more advanced degrees
• To be able to acquire the fundamental knowledge of Chemical Engineering through innovation and research, help in pursing advance studies to get an acquaintance with the latest developments being made in the Chemical Engineering.
• To play a leading role in the application of Chemical Engineering knowledge in making the industrial processes more economical and efficient in their operation.
• To be able to apply the professional knowledge for uplifting the living standards and impart a healthy life to the society by providing pollution free environment using sustainable development standards.
• To prepare students having leadership qualities guided by official values of Islam.
The program of Chemical Engineering was started in 2010 and the first intake had 40 students who graduated in 2014. Afterwards, the intake remains more or less constant. The school of Chemical Engineering emphasizes on the basic principles of engineering science and process system engineering through problem solving and broadens the experience of students by offering a significant number of elective, undergraduate research projects, industrial internships and advanced programs.
Chemical engineering is a discipline influencing numerous areas of technology. In broad terms, chemical engineers conceive and design processes to produce, transform and transport materials — beginning with experimentation in the laboratory followed by implementation of the technology in full-scale production. Chemical engineers are in great demand because of the large number of industries that depend on the synthesis and processing of chemicals and materials. In addition to traditional careers in the chemical, energy and oil industries, chemical engineers enjoy increasing opportunities in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronic device fabrication and environmental engineering. The unique training of the chemical engineer becomes essential in these areas when processes involve the chemical or physical transformation of matter. For example, chemical engineers working in the chemical industry investigate the creation of new polymeric materials with important electrical, optical or mechanical properties. This requires attention not only to the synthesis of the polymer, but also to the flow and forming processes necessary to create a final product. In biotechnology, chemical engineers help design production facilities that use microorganisms and enzymes to synthesize new drugs. Problems in environmental engineering that engage chemical engineers include the development of processes (catalytic converters, effluent treatment facilities) to minimize the release of or deactivate products harmful to the environment.
To do these jobs, the chemical engineer must have a complete and quantitative understanding of both the engineering and scientific principles underlying these technological processes. This is reflected in the curriculum of the Chemical Engineering Department, which includes the study of applied mathematics, material and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, energy and mass transfer, separations technologies, chemical reaction kinetics and reactor design, and process design. These courses are built on a foundation in the sciences of chemistry, physics and biology. The School of Chemical Engineering offers the students “hands on job training” in well-known chemical industries of Pakistan so that they may learn about various chemical operations. This helps the undergraduate students to gain confidence when working in a plant and attain high level of proficiency in their profession. The result is that quite a number of Chemical Engineers get an acquaintance with the industry before entering into this field. A number of students are successfully performing their duties in well-known chemical/power sectors of the country.
Some of the Engineers proceeded abroad for pursuing higher studies. Keeping in view the successful carrier of undergraduates, the department has planned to start M.Sc. program in the near future. It has further been planned to start the research projects related to sewerage and industrial effluents treatment and in the exploitation of alternative energy resources. The department arranges a number of co-curricular activities for the students. Some of them are listed below.
• Yearly Industrial tours
• Indoor and outdoor sports
• Welcome and farewell get together
• Alumni get together
• Character building Seminars
• Entertainment & educational development programs
Program Learning Outcomes:
PLOs are adopted from the graduate attributes mentioned in PEC 2014 manual of accreditation. These PLOs are published on university web site and are displayed in the department for the awareness of students as well as faculty. Moreover PLOs are published and presented in academic council’s agenda and listed below as well.
1. Engineering Knowledge
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
9. Individual and Teamwork
An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
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.
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.
12. Lifelong Learning
An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments