Bachelor of Chemical Engineering in Nepal

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering in Nepal

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Study Info CentreFri Oct 01 2021

Kathmandu University started offering a bachelor of chemical engineering in September 2015.  BE in Chemical Engineering aims to produce graduates with strong foundations in chemical processing and technologies. 

As of now, only Kathmandu University is offering a bachelor of chemical engineering in Nepal. However, Tribhuvan University is also in talks to launch this program in its constituent campus- Pulchowk Campus very soon.  

The fee for a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering in Nepal is NPR 8 lakhs for 4 years. There are 30 seats each year for this course at KU, School of Engineering. 

The internship is an important part of the chemical engineering curriculum at KU. Students can intern at Udayapur Cement Industries Limited. KU has done MOU with this cement industry to provide its students with real-world experience of chemical engineering and exposure. 

Who can study Bachelor of Chemical Engineering in Nepal

To study Bachelor of Chemical Engineering in Nepal, applicants first need to meet the following eligibility criteria. 

  • Applicants must be from sciences streams and pass an intermediate level or class 12 with a minimum of 50% in average
  • Or, applicants need to take physics, chemistry and maths and bring a minimum of grade C in each course. 
  • Students need to prove their proficiency in physics, chemistry and mathematics through computer-based tests (CBT)- KUCAT. 

Students who are selected from the written test are called in for an interview for the aptitude test. Finally, a list of eligible applicants is published on the KU site. The students with their names on this list can study Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at KU. 

Click here for information on KUCAT

To apply for this program on KU, you need to make a payment of NPR 1500 in this detail: 

  • Account Name: Kathmandu University
  • Account Number: 00501030250009
  • Branch: Banepa

Alternatively, you can also make the payment-visa Khalti and eSewa. 

For the entire application of the process of KU, Click here. 

Syllabus of Chemical Engineering in Nepal

First Year


Semester I

Semester II

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

Math 101

Calculus & Linear Algebra

3

MATH 104

Advanced Calculus

3

PHYS 101

General Physics I

3

PHYS 102

General Physics II

3

CHEM 101

General Chemistry

3

COMP116

Object-Oriented Programming

3

COMP 102

Computer Programming

3

ENGG112

Elements of Engineering II

3

ENGG 111

Elements of Engineering I

3

ENGT102

Communication Skills II

2

ENGT 101

Communication Skills I

2

ENVE101

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

2

EDRG 101

Engineering Drawing

2

EDRG 102

Engineering Drawing II

2

ENGG 101

Engineering Project Preparation

2

ENGG102

Engineering project

2

 

Total

21

 

Total

20

Second Year


Semester I


Semester II

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

MATH 207

Differential Equations and Complex Variables

4

MATH 208

Statistics and Probability

3

CHEG 201

Chemical Process Calculation

3

MCSC 202

Numerical Methods

3

MEEG 216

Engineering Mechanics

3

CHEG 210

Chemical Process Technology I

3

CHEM 201

Reaction Mechanism and Stereochemistry

3

CHEG 211

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

3

EEEG 204

Basic Electronics

2

CHEG 212

Fluid Mechanics*

3

MEEG 213

Material Science and Metallurgy

3

CHEG 213

Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

3

CHEG 202

Engineering Project

2

CHEG 214

Engineering Project

2

 

Total

20

 

Total

20

Third Year


Semester I


Semester II

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

MGTS 301

Engineering Economics

3

CHEG 310

Unit Operation*

3

CHEG 301

Chemical Reaction Engineering I

3

CHEG 305

Modelling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering

3

CHEG 302

Process Control and Instrumentation*

3

CHEG 312

Chemical Reaction Engineering II*

3

CHEG 303

Heat Transfer and lab

3

INAN 301

Instrumental Analysis

3

CHEG 304

Biochemical Engineering

3

CHEG 313

Mass Transfer*

3

CHEG 311

Chemical Process Technology II

3

CHEG 314

Process Equipment Design

2

CHEG 306

Engineering Project

2

CHEG 3**

Elective

3

 

Total

20

 

Total

20

 Fourth Year


Semester I


Semester II

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

Course Code

Course Description

Credit

MGST 403

Engineering Management

3

CHEG 449

Internship

3

MGST 402

Entrepreneurship Development

3

CHEG 499

Project Work

9

CHEG 401

Transport Phenomena

3

CHEG 402

Nano & Composite Materials

3

CHEG 403

Plant Design

3

CHEG 404

Design Lab

2

CHEG***

Elective

3

   

 

Total

20

 

Total

12

 

Electives

Third Year, Semester II

Fourth Year, Semester I

Code

Subject

Code

Subject

CHEG 315

Renewable Energy

CHEG 405

Leather Technology

CHEG 316

Surface and Interface Engineering

CHEG 406

Chemical Process Safety

CHEG 317

Pharmaceutical Engineering

CHEG 407

Process Optimization

CHEG 318

Peptide, Protein and Enzyme: Industrial Application

CHEG 408

Green Engineering

CHEG 319

Environmental Engineering

CHEG 410

Air Pollution Control

CHEG 320

Operation Research and System Analysis

CHEG 411

Polymer Science and Technology

CHEG 321

Energy Technology and Natural Resources

CHEG 413

Drug Delivery Systems

CHEG 322

Safety and Waste Management

CHEG 323

Cement Technology

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering: Evaluation

The performance of students is evaluated via internal and external examinations. 

The internal or in semester evaluations are made through internal assessments, VIVA, assignments, presentations etc. 

The end semester examinations are the means for external evaluation. Students are graded from A to F based on their performance. 

Grade

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D

F

Grade Point

4

3.7

3.3

3.0

2.7

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.0

0

Scope of Chemical Engineering in Nepal

The scope of Chemical Engineering in Nepal extends to pharmaceutical industries, universities and colleges, food companies, the cement industry, chemical companies, health care, research, public sector etc.  

Some of the recruiters of chemical engineers in Nepal are Bottlers Nepal, Surya Nepal, Dabur Nepal, Unilever, Sugar and Cogeneration Plant and many more. 

The salary of chemical engineers ranges from NPR 30,000 to 70,000 in Nepal depending upon the expertise of the candidate. 

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