Introduction and Overview

Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology (KFUEIT), Rahim Yar Khan has demonstrated its commitment for the advancement in the society by extending frontiers of knowledge and by providing equal opportunity to all the aspiring students of the country. This initiative has been long awaited in the city of Rahim Yar Khan, located strategically at the industrial junction of three major provinces of the country. Therefore, KFUEIT maintains a strong industrial liaison and is highly capable of providing hands on experience to its students.

 

Chemical Engineering applies the core scientific disciplines of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to transform raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms invariably in processes that involve chemical change. In Chemical Engineering, technical problems are solved by employing mathematics, physics, and engineering in a safe, ethical, economical, environmental, and eco-friendly manner. Since, Chemical Engineering specified problems need critical and novel expertise, therefore, new and more effective ways are used to manufacture chemicals safely. Chemical Engineers create new and effective ways to manufacture chemicals and also work in close collaboration with chemists and mathematicians to pioneer the development of advanced materials for specialized applications.

 

To fulfill the needs of regional chemical industry, in particular, the Department of Chemical Engineering was established in spring 2018 at the KFUEIT, Rahim Yar Khan. The first batch of students was inducted in October 2018 after securing approval from the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

Department Vision

To be a nationally and internationally recognized Chemical Engineering department with a strong undergraduate Chemical Engineering program that supports robust research activities in Chemical Engineering and associated disciplines.

Department Mission

 

To provide qualified Chemical Engineers with strong inter-disciplinary academic foundations needed to develop chemical products for the society and to prepare high quality graduates to accept the challenges of leadership positions within the chemical and associated industries.

Scope and Associated Career

 

Over the years, with the great expansion of scientific knowledge, the basis of applying natural sciences to develop new technologies and to find solutions has increased tremendously. This has led to the development of Chemical Engineering profession. Chemical Engineers are responsible for the operation and production in the Chemical Industries. Their job is to convert raw materials into the essential and luxurious products of daily use. In addition to the Engineering, they also have a solid background in Natural Sciences. They enhance the productivity by extracting as many products as possible in a cost-effective and safe manner. This helps in utilizing the resources properly and therefore, results in a minimum waste.

 

Chemical engineers are versatile and can work in all sorts of settings from factories and processing plants to offices and laboratories. In all types of processes from research to production, Chemical Engineers work within a team.  Being flexible, they also possess useful skills needed to fulfill the technical aspects of their jobs. Chemical Engineers are employed by a large number of national and multinational companies, research organizations, industries, and small firms. Following are some of the industries and areas where Chemical Engineers play a vital role:

 

 

  • Sugar
  • Fertilizers
  • Cement
  • Paper
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Oil and Gas production
  • Utility Companies
  • Supply Chain Management Companies
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Atomic energy
  • Processed food and beverages
  • Cleaning products, soaps and detergents
  • Cosmetics
  • Textiles and clothes
  • Metallurgy for vehicles and furniture
  • Synthetic rubber, Synthetic fibers, and Plastics
  • Alternative energy systems
  • Semiconductors
  • Environmental modelling and remediation
  • Education, Research and Development
  • Government Agencies and Regulatory Bodies
  • Design and equipment manufacturing companies

 

 

This list does not end here; virtually anything that a person uses in his daily life will have been helped along by a Chemical Engineer. Hence the Chemical Engineer has numerous opportunities nationally and internationally.

 

Chemical Engineering Department at the KFUEIT, is the best alternate for students of Southern Punjab who previously used to travel hundreds of kilometers from their homes to get engineering education in other cities. Moreover, Rahim Yar Khan is located at the junction of Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan; this region is the industrial hub of different national and multinational industries. The establishment of the Chemical Engineering Department in Rahim Yar Khan does not only cater the needs of Engineering Education of this region but also fulfills the demands for skilled Chemical Engineers from the industries of this entire region.

 

Key Facts

 

Department has dedicated infrastructure including 12 offices for faculty, 02 offices for Assistants, 02 Lecture Theaters, 02 Lecture Rooms, and Departmental Library. The department has already successfully obtained the approval from the PEC for B.S. Chemical Engineering Program.

 

The faculty at the Department of Chemical Engineering consists of PEC Registered and Professional Engineers holding B.Sc./M.Sc./Ph.D. Engineering degrees from local and international universities. The faculty is highly experienced in teaching and research and is therefore highly capable of providing best possible education to the students.

 

Labs Facilities / Infrastructure

 

The department has state of the art laboratories with the latest equipment supplied by local and international manufacturers. Currently, the department has 17 fully equipped labs available for undergraduate students. The list of the labs is following:

 

  • Engineering Drawing Lab
  • Applied Chemistry Lab
  • Workshop Practices Lab
  • Applied Physics Lab
  • General Computer Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Engineering Mechanics Lab
  • Applied Electrical Engineering Lab
  • Environment Engineering Lab
  • Particulate Technology Lab
  • Separation Processes Lab
  • Mass Transfer Lab
  • Heat Transfer Lab
  • Thermodynamics and Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab
  • Fuels and Energy Lab
  • Instrumentation and Process Control Lab
  • Process Design and Simulation Lab

 

Eligibility for Admission

 

An applicant seeking admission in the Department of Chemical Engineering for B.S. Chemical Engineering Program must fulfill the following requirements:

 

  • The candidate should have obtained at least 60% marks in F.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) / A-level or Equivalent / DAE Chemical / DAE Chemical Processing / DAE Chemical Technology (Specialization in Sugar Technology) / DAE Petro-Chemical / DAE Petroleum.
  • DAE seats will be allocated according to the PEC criteria of 2%.
  • The candidate will have to appear in a test as proposed by the University.
  • For admission, the percentage of intermediate and Entry Test Marks shall be calculated as per the University rules.
  • The students have to meet physical standards as laid down by the University and would have to submit Medical Fitness Certificate.
  • The duration of the entire course is four years and the syllabus is divided into 8 semesters. Students have to complete 136 credit hours in order to successfully complete the course.

Academic Programs Being Offered at the Department of Chemical Engineering

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering (4 Years)

To complete a degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from KFUEIT, students must fulfill university and departmental degree requirements. All the B.S. Chemical Engineering students are required to take various courses in core engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. 

 

 

Group Picture at the Zero Visit of the Department of Chemcial Engineering      

List of Courses for B.S. Chemical Engineering Program

 

Semester-I

 

Sr. No.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

Credit Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Contact Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Pre-requisites

1

 ISLS-1112

Islamic Studies

2(2,0)

3

 

2

 ENGL-1118

Functional English

2(2,0)

2

 

3

MATH-1101

Calculus-I

3(3,0)

3

 

4

CPEN-1110

Introduction to Computing

3(3.0)

3

 

5

 CPEN-1210

Introduction to Computing Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

6

CHEM-1101

Applied Chemistry-I

3(3,0)

3

 

7

CHEM-1201

Applied Chemistry-I Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

8

CHEN-1102

Chemical Process Principles-I

3(3,0)

3

 

Total

 

18

 

23

 

 

 
 

Semester-II

 

Sr. No.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Credit Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Contact Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Pre-requisites

 

1

 PAKS-1113

  Pakistan Studies

2(2,0)

2

 

2

 ENGL-1119

  Communications Skills

2(2,0)

2

 

3

 MATH-1102

  Calculus-II

3(3,0)

3

MATH-1101

4

CHEM-1102

  Applied Chemistry-II

3(3,0)

3

 

5

CHEM-1202

  Applied Chemistry-II Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

6

CHEN-1104

  Chemical Process Principles-II

3(3,0)

3

CHEN-1102

7

CHEN-1105

  Chemical Process Technology

2(2,0)

2

 

8

MEEN-1201

  Engineering Drawing Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

Total

 

17

 

21

 

 

 
 

Semester-III

 

Sr. No.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Credit Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Contact Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Pre-requisites

 

1

MATH-2102

Linear Algebra

3(3,0)

3

 

2

PHYS-1123

Engineering Physics

2(2,0)

2

 

3

PHYS-1223

Engineering Physics Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

4

CHEN-2102

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics-I

3(3,0)

3

 

5

CHEN-2202

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics-I Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

6

CHEN-2108

Particulate Technology

3(3,0)

3

 

7

CHEN-2208

Particulate Technology Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

8

CHEN-2110

Transport Phenomena-I

3(3,0)

3

MATH-1102

Total

 

17

 

20

 

 

 
 

Semester-IV

 

Sr. No.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Credit Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Contact Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Pre-requisites

 

1

 MATH-2122

Differential Equations

3(3,0)

3

MATH-1102

2

CHEN-2104

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics-II

3(3,0)

3

CHEN-2102

3

CHEN-2111

Transport Phenomena-II

3(3,0)

3

 

4

CHEN-2103

Fluid Mechanics-I

3(3,0)

3

 

5

CHEN-2112

Fuels and Energy

3(3,0)

3

 

6

CHEN-2212

Fuels and Energy Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

Total

 

16

 

18

 

 

 
 

Semester-V

 

Sr. No.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Credit Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Contact Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Pre-requisites

 

1

CHEN-3100

Engineering Materials

2(2,0)

2

 

2

CHEN-3111

Fluid Mechanics-II

2(2,0)

2

CHEN-2103

3

CHEN-3211

Fluid Mechanics-II Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

4

CHEN-3112

Heat Transfer Operations

3(3,0)

3

 

5

CHEN-3212

Heat Transfer Operations Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

6

CHEN-3113

Mass Transfer Operations

3(3,0)

3

 

7

CHEN-3213

Mass Transfer Operations Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

8

CHEN-31XX

Elective*-I

3(3,0)

3

 

9

CHEN-3214

Chemical Engineering Economics

2(2,0)

2

 

Total

 

18

 

24

 

 

 
 

Semester-VI

 

Sr. No.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Credit Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Contact Hrs. (Th+Lab)

 

Pre-requisites

 

1

CHEN-3115

Numerical Methods & Software Applications

3(3,0)

3

MATH-2122

2

CHEN-3215

Numerical Methods & Software Applications Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

3

CHEN-3116

Separation Processes-I

3(3,0)

3

CHEN-2104 CHEN-3112

CHEN-3113

4

CHEN-3106

Instrumentation and Process Control

3(3,0)

3

 

5

CHEN-3206

Instrumentation and Process Control Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

6

CHEN-3102

Chemical Reaction Engineering

3(3,0)

3

CHEM-1102

7

CHEN-3202

Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

Total

 

18

 

21

 

 

 
 

Summer Semester

 

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

Pre-requisite

1

CHEN-3301

Industrial Training

 

 

 
 
 

Semester-VII

 

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs. (Th+Lab)

Contact Hrs. (Th+Lab)

Pre-requisites

1

 HLTH-1113

Basic Health Awareness

2(2,0)

2

 

2

CHEN-4104

Process Design & Simulation

2(2,0)

2

 

3

CHEN-4204

Process Design & Simulation Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

4

CHEN-4108

Separation Processes-II

3(3,0)

3

CHEN-2104 CHEN-3112 CHEN-3113

5

CHEN-4208

Separation Processes-II Lab

1(0,1)

3

 

6

CHEN-4103

Chemical Plant Design

3(3,0)

3

CHEN-3102

CHEN-3116

7

CHEN-4109

Environmental Engineering

2(2,0)

2

 

8

CHEN-4209

Environmental Engineering Lab

1(0,1)

2

 

9

CHEN-4301

Design Project - Part A

3(0,3)

3

CHEN-1104

Total

 

18

 

24

 

 

 

 

Semester-VIII

 

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs. (Th+Lab)

Contact Hrs. (Th+Lab)

Pre-requisites

1

 SSCI-3120

Constitution & Legal System of Pakistan

2(2,0)

2

 

 

2

CHEN-4106

Maintenance & Utility Engineering

2(2,0)

2

 

3

CHEN-41XX

Elective*-II

3(3,0)

3

 

4

CHEN-4301

Design Project - Part B

3(0,3)

3

CHEN-4301 CHEN-3102 CHEN-3116

CHEN-4108

5

CHEN-4102

Industrial Management

2(2,0)

2

 

6

CHEN-4110

Process Safety Management

2(2,0)

2

 

7

MSCI-3111

Entrepreneurship

3(3,0)

3

 

Total

 

17

 

17

 

 
 

 

Projection of the Department of Chemical Engineering

 

The Department of Chemical Engineering aims to strengthen its academic activities by offering undergraduate students with various industrial visits and internships. Excellent and deprived students will be offered scholarships, stipends, and tuition fee waivers through our industrial partners. The department also aspires to arrange conferences, workshops, and student competitions annually in the coming years.

 

The Department of Chemical Engineering intends to start M.S. Chemical Engineering and M.S. Environmental Engineering Programs within the next two years. The proposed M.S. programs will offer fundamental research opportunities to its graduate students. The department aims to contribute significantly to the regional chemical industry through its expertise in Chemical Process Engineering, Modelling and Simulation, Particle Technology, and Separation Processes. The department has already offered short course in Modelling and Simulation.

Establishment of Water and Energy Systems Engineering Laboratory (WESEL)

 

In line with the Vision and the Mission of KFUEIT in general and the Department of Chemical Engineering in particular, an advanced Water and Energy Systems Engineering Laboratory (WESEL) has been established at the Department of Chemical Engineering. WESEL will not only promote research culture but would also contribute positively in finding solutions for the water-related problems of the world in general and this region in particular.

 

The members of the WESEL are the following:

 

  • Engr. Dr. Aamir Alaud Din
    Assistant Professor & WESEL Team Leader
     
  • Engr. Usman Khalis
    Lecturer & WESEL Member
     
  • Engr. Muhammad Kashif Ashraf
    Lab Engineer & WESEL Member