Department of Chemical Engineering
The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in the year 1996 in MSEC, which is the first institute among self-financing colleges in Tamil Nadu which started this specialization at undergraduate level. It is one of the well-established departments with strong and well-knit faculties, good department library with relevant books and excellent laboratory facilities. The B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering is a focused programme designed to have the balanced version of theoretical knowledge and practical knowhow in the fields of Basic Science, Physics, material science, chemistry, chemical engineering process and control system, Industrial manufacturing etc. to solve industrial related chemical problems. The faculty and students are publishing their research oriented papers in National / International journals and conferences which add additional credit to the Department.
The Department organizes through its Chemical Engineering Association & CESA several students level Conferences / Seminars on latest / practical / research oriented topics and also arranges technical lecturers by eminent personalities from Industries, NIT, IIT etc., Every year, this department produces rank holders at the Anna University level including Sliver & Bronze Medalists, and maintaining best position with respect to pass percentage in this region of Anna University, Chennai. The department has cutting edge laboratories such as Mass Transfer lab, Chemical Reaction Engineering lab, Mechanical Operation lab, Technical analysis and instrumentation lab, Process control lab etc. All the equipment / instruments are available in the labs as per syllabus which includes the following also: Steam Distillation, Bubble Cap Distillation Column, Single Effect Evaporator, Batch Crystallizer, Isothermal Batch Reactor, RTD studies in CSTR, Jaw Crusher, Ball Mill, Plate and Frame Filter Press, Cyclone Separator, Digital pH meters, Calorimeter, Two Tank interacting, Non-interacting Systems, PLC trainer, Cascade Control Trainer Flow, Temperature, Level and Pressure control trainer, Pneumatic Controllers.
The students who successfully complete B.Tech Chemical Engineering will be employed in oil and refinery, fertilizers, paints, chemical, biotech, food industries, pharmaceutical, manufacturing industries in India and outside India. The Alumni are well placed in all top level Organizations.
To be a leading Chemical Engineering Department in the state and be known nationally and worldwide for its quality education and research and to produce graduates who address major societal issues and solve technical challenges faced by chemical and associated industries through environmental friendly technologies.
i. To instill students with a strong fundamental knowledge to meet the needs of a rapidly changing technological environment in process development and equipment design.
ii. To provide students with quality engineering education
iii. To develop adoptable engineers with entrepreneurship and leadership qualities to solve scientific and environmental challenges keeping in mind the safety and ethical concerns
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
|PEO1.||Choose their carriers as practicing chemical engineers in traditional chemical industries as well as in expanding areas of materials, environmental and energy related industries.|
|PEO2.||Engage in Post-Baccalaureate study and make timely progress towards an advanced degree in chemical engineering or a related technical discipline or business|
|PEO3.||Function effectively in the complex modern work environment with the ability to assume professional leadership roles.|
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
|PSO1.||At the end of the programme students should have knowledge of process calculations, unit operations and reaction engineering applied to chemical industries including safety, health, ethics and environmental aspects.|
|PSO2.||At the end of the programme students should have knowledge to modify the existing process to be feasible and sustainable|
|PSO3.||At the end of the programme students should excel in careers in the chemical, petroleum, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, energy or other related process industries.|
Programme Outcomes (PO)
|PO1.||Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics including numerical methods, physical science and allied engineering fundamentals, in Computer Science and Engineering|
|PO2.||Problem analysis: Identify and formulate, experiment and analyse data, for interpreting Computer Science and Engineering problems|
|PO3.||Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet specific needs including data safety, economy, social and environmental considerations|
|PO4.||Conduct investigation of complex problem: Think critically, conduct experiments including design and analyse; Suggest solution for complex engineering problems|
|PO5.||Modern tool usage: Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools, for design, modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of limitations|
|PO6.||The engineer and society: Apply novel techniques for safety and economical issues, and to assume social responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice|
|PO7.||Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development|
|PO8.||Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and standards|
|PO9.||Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings|
|PO10.||Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with the 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|
|PO11.||Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environment.|
|PO12.||Life-long learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change|