About The Department
The department of Chemical Engineering is one of the newer courses offered at Agni College of Technology, introduced in the academic year 2016-2017. Currently, the department offers an undergraduate program in B.Tech Chemical Engineering. As the link between science and manufacturing, this popular branch of engineering calls for the application and integration of knowledge in Chemistry to principles of Engineering for large-scale production on chemicals.
Designing equipment, planning and evaluation of production and treatment of by-products, process development for large-scale chemical manufacture are the various areas amongst others that Chemical Engineers will be involved in.
The industry scope for Chemical Engineers encompasses a wide variety including chemicals, bio-chemicals, petroleum and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, food preservation, electronic materials, energy and environment to list a few.
The undergraduate program in B. Tech Chemical Engineering provides the students a strong foundational knowledge in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics atop engineering sciences. The students of the department are taken through the application of Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering, Process Reactions, Heat Transfer Behavior, Instruments of Process and Chemical Industry and other associated domains of Chemical Engineering. It also focuses on handling, analyzing, monitoring the properties and processing of a wide variety of materials such as chemicals, compounds, pastes, petroleum derivatives, mining ores, pharmaceuticals, gas products and more.
Agni College of Technology is one of the top chemical engineering colleges in Chennai affiliated with Anna University, and the undergraduate program in B. Tech Chemical Engineering equips students to become Chemical Engineers well-suited for the increasing demands of the modern Chemical Industry.
To produce highly skilled chemical engineers with excellence in education, training, research and also nurturing with ethical and professional values.
- To provide a strong fundamental of technical education with sound knowledge on problem solving
- To nurture the innovative capabilities of students by providing them with a excellent research platform and exposure to current technologies.
- To develop infrastructure that promotes creativity and an entrepreneurial culture
- To develop professional with ethical codes of conduct, team work and continuous learning for catering the ever changing needs of the society
PROGRAM OUTCOMES (PO's) :
PO 1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PO 2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO 3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO 4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO 5. Modern tool usage: 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.
PO 6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO 7. 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.
PO 8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO 9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO 10. Communication: Communicate effectively 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.
PO 11. 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 environments.
PO 12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs) :
PEO 1: Graduates of the programme will accomplish successful career in chemical and allied industries by demonstrating their skills in facing the challenges posed by the ever changing chemical industrial sector.
PEO 2 : Graduates of the programme will excel in research and development by utilizing the experimental skills and specialized software.
PEO 3: Graduates of the programme will Exhibit professional, ethical codes of conduct, team work and lifelong learning for catering the needs of the society.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs) :
PSO 1. Design and analyze upstream, downstream operations and develop relevant mathematical modelling and simulation tools to optimize process in Chemical plant.
PSO 2: Analyze real time problems including the safety aspects in industrial sectors and apply appropriate techniques to design processes and to resolve issues in Oil and gas sector, Renewable Energy and Environment.
To impart the best method in learning and performing skills, and to offer a Chemical Engineering course with global standards.
Faculty and Staff
The undergraduate program of B. Tech Chemical Engineering is taught by a team of qualified and well-experienced faculty members with a Doctoral degree and supported by a team of skilled supporting staff.
The department of Chemical Engineering offers a conducive learning environment for students with its well-ventilated and spacious classrooms. The classrooms are smart rooms equipped with recording facilities and are Wi-Fi enabled. The department has taken into consideration the ergonomic structure required for students’ drafting activities and has well-equipped drawing halls consisting of individual drawing tables that suit this requirement.
The Department of Chemical Engineering offers its undergraduate program in B. Tech Chemical Engineering by providing students with laboratory facilities that have cutting-edge facilities. Students get to practice in core laboratories such as Organic Laboratory, Physical-Chemical Laboratory, Technical Analysis Laboratory, Fluid Mechanics Laboratory and Heat Transfer Laboratory. The department of Chemical Engineering also offers facilities for research and computing purposes.