Chemical Engineer

Chemical Engineers use their knowledge of science and mathematics to develop methods and equipment used in the production of chemicals and to find solutions to the challenges faced by many industries. They evaluate processes and data, carry out research and testing, and develop plans to improve plant operations.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

490000

Min. 

191000

Max. 

1000000

What you need to get started

  • Awareness of the global and societal context in which engineering solutions are applied.

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge on introducing new technologies. 

Employment Outlook

  • Employment opportunities in gas and oil extraction, oil refining, nuclear and other power generation, and process industries, including pharmaceuticals, fine and heavy chemicals, and agrochemicals.

  • Various opportunities to work in pollution control, environmental protection, energy conservation, waste recovery and recycling, alternative energy, medical science, and health and safety.

International Opportunities

Scotland, Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Oman

Educational Qualifications

  • B.Tech in Chemical Engineering

  • B.Tech + M.Tech (Dual Degree)in Chemical Engineering

  • Ph.D

Soft Skills

  • Problem Solving 

  • Intricacy

  • IT Skills

  • Teamwork

  • Project Management

  • Resourcefulness

  • Chemistry

  • Research

  • Creativity

  • Critical thinking

  • Efficiency

Technical Skills

  • IT Skills

  • Chemistry 

  • Physics 

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Pros

  • High-level salary and benefits

  • Job Flexibility

  • Ability to contribute to meaningful advancements to society

  • The work of a chemical engineer is almost always challenging and intellectually stimulating.

  • Chemical engineers work in a host of fields, including architecture, pharmaceuticals, product manufacturing, science, and research.

Cons


  • You are exposed to health hazards while handling certain chemicals and plant equipment

  • Preoccupation with work leaves very little time for a social life

  • To become a chemical engineer, you will need at least a master’s degree, and oftentimes a doctoral degree as well. This equates to many years and possible steep student loans.

Noteworthy companies of the field

  • Millicon Consultant Engineers Pvt. Ltd

  • Shell

  • Balmer Lawrie and Co. Ltd.

  • Ambuja Cement

  • GEA Ecoflex India Pvt Ltd

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