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The Right Equation: A Beginner’s Guide to a Career in Chemical Engineering

Team StoryWeavers|May 4, 2021| 68

Welcome back, Engineering aspirants!

Last month, we discussed a successful career in Mechanical Engineering. There you learnt about what Mechanical Engineers do, what are the various career options available for a Mechanical Engineering graduate and how you too can become a Mechanical Engineer. This month, let’s explore another division of engineering – Chemical

What is Chemical Engineering?

Chemical Engineering is one of the most diversified branches of engineering, ranging from biotechnology and nanotechnology to mineral processing, petrochemical plants, pharmaceuticals and petroleum refining plants. 

Who is a Chemical Engineer?

They do the math, science and engineering to make numerous things accessible and easily available to everyone. For instance, they convert raw materials into usable products, such as petrochemicals, medicine, and many other products. In short, chemical engineers are responsible for ‘developing economic ways of using materials and energy’

What do Chemical Engineers do?

If you think that a chemical engineer sits in a lab all day, combining substances and ensuring that they don’t explore, well, you might be only partially right! A chemical engineer also dabbles in areas like food, agriculture, energy, health care, oil and gas, and the environment. Chemical engineers ensure to make medicines – accessible, water – drinkable, the environment- sustainable, fuel – accessible, and discoveries – scalable.

What do Chemical engineers do?


ALSO READ: How to Pursue a Career in Maths!


Opportunities with a degree in Chemical Engineering

A degree in Chemical engineering will open doors in many fields, in terms of career opportunities. 


Chemical engineering Career

In this field, chemical engineers are hired to ensure that all the equipment used in chemical plants is working according to standards. They need to run tests periodically, check for any troubleshoots, and make or suggest adjustments.

options for Chemical engineering Career

Manufacturing companies need development scientists to understand and control the processes used in making a diverse range of products including medicine, food, cosmetics, paints and machines. Chemical engineers have a major role to play in setting the equipment, ensuring that all the safety measures are met, and also running tests. They work closely with the research scientist in developing new ideas and making scientific discoveries. 

 Chemical engineering Career options

This is one of the most important and crucial fields where Chemical Engineers are required. As food scientists, chemical engineers are needed in evaluating the nutritional value, colour, flavour and texture of food.

In this field, they combine their knowledge in Chemistry, Microbiology and Engineering to test food samples, develop new food products that meet the government, processing and the consumers’ standards.

Biotechnology for Chemical Engineering graduates

Biotechnologist is another prominent role for a Chemical engineer. They work closely with researchers in manipulating living organisms or their components to design or enhance vaccines, medicines, drugs, food products, and even artificial organs.

career options available for chemical engineers

Environmental Engineers have a very important role to play in safely keeping the environment from air and water pollution, improving recycling, public health, and waste disposal. 

They apply the principles of Biology, Chemistry, Soil Science and Engineering to develop solutions for environmental problems.

become a chemistry lecturer

Chemical engineers can also enter the education sector and teach in colleges and universities. With relevant qualification, a Chemistry graduate can either become a full-time Chemistry teacher in a college or university. They can also join online learning platforms like BYJU’S The Learning App and become a subject matter expert while having fun creating interesting subject-related video lessons. 


READ MORE: Who is a Biotech Engineer?


Top Sectors Hiring Chemical Engineers

As Chemical Engineering covers a wide range of sectors and industries, career opportunities in this field are diversified. Here is a list of top sectors that hire Chemical Engineers:

  • Oil refineries
  • Gas and oil extraction
  • Power generation industries
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Fine and heavy chemical industries
  • Agrochemical industries
  • Fibres and Polymer Industries
  • Beverage Industries
  • Universities, Colleges and Schools

What do you need to study to pursue a career in Chemical Engineering?

To pursue a career as a Chemical Engineer, you need to follow the below-mentioned path:

Top Colleges in India offering Chemical Engineering courses:

  • Indian Institution of Technology, Roorkee
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Indian Institution of Technology, Delhi
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Indian Institution of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
  • Indian Institution of Technology, Kanpur
  • Indian Institution of Science, Bangalore
  • Galgotias University, Greater Noida

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