Chemical Engineering ITB
Chemical Engineering is an engineering discipline, which studies the design and operation of commercial-scale chemical processes in safe, sustainable, and profitable manners. These processes encompass various processing steps utilizing chemical and biochemical reactions, and changes in physical and chemical properties of materials to convert their physical state, energy content, and/or chemical compositions, resulting in various commercially valuable products. Practical everyday life is virtually impossible without the use of products generated by various chemicals processing worldwide. These products include the materials we use for our clothing, the fuel we use to power our cars and motorcycles, various petrochemicals that are used for farmland fertilizers, plastics, explosives, and plenty more; various pharmaceutical products we consume to maintain our health, and even the very foods that we consume everyday to sustain ourselves.
In the design of chemical processes, Chemical Engineers transform laboratory-scale chemical reactions into commercial-scale production processes by determining the sequencing of major process operations, calculating the materials and energy flow between these operations, selecting the proper type and size of equipment to perform these operations, calculating the requirements for process utilities – cooling water, fuel, steam, electricity, and so on – necessary to support the operation of the entire process, and developing a layout of the processing facility. Chemical Engineers also make effective use of economic principles to evaluate the profitability of a processing facility.
Program Educational Objectives
The education in our Program prepares our graduates to be significant contributors to their chosen career fields. Therefore, it is our aim that our graduates will be able to achieve the following objectives within 5 years of completion of their study:
1. Progress in their professions by practicing chemical engineering principles & methods in technical, managerial or other carrer tracks.
2. Be effective team members in their organization by applying & developing their communications & leadership skills.
3. Earn or are working towards advanced degrees in engineering, science, business or other relevant areas of study, professional certifications, or area actively engaged in professional development activities in his/her employment.
The eleven student outcomes for the Chemical Engineering Program ITB are listed below:
a. Apply math, science and engineering.
b. Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data.
c. Design system, components or process within realistic constraints.
d. Function on multidisciplinary terms.
e. Identify, formulate and solve engineering probles.
f. Understanding of professional and ethical problems.
g. Communicate effectively.
h. Broad education to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
i. Lifelong learning.
j. Contemporary issues.
k. Use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools for engineering practice.