Diploma in Chemical Engineering


Chemicals are one of the vital resources in most of the industries as they help in producing a product or in the relevant activity. It has led to many opportunities, so here we have brought up a study about it, which is a Diploma in Chemical Engineering. It is a 3-year diploma course for the student desiring a future in chemicals or related fields. The course brings up a comprehensive research study on Physics, Chemistry, and life sciences. The program has a lot for any student who likes chemistry as it imparts knowledge about the application of chemical sciences. During the course, along with theoretical knowledge, students are also provided practical experience through plant visits. This is a helpful step in their future endeavours. Perspectives like Thermodynamics, Chemical Technology and Heat Transfer are taught in this course.

The average fee for pursuing this course in India lies anywhere between ₹15,000 - ₹1,50,000 depending upon the college. After completion of this course, students can either pursue higher studies in this or relevant field or get a job. They can be appointed as Process Engineer, Market Analyst, Field Operator or such with an annual salary ranging between ₹1,00,000 - ₹6,00,000.


Students after completing 10th class are eligible to pursue this course but after fulfilling a few requirements mentioned by institutes. Most of the required criteria are same, but it may differ from institute to institute. Given below are the standard requirements demanded in most institutes for applying for this course. 

  • Applicants must have passed 10th class with Science and Mathematics as the primary subjects. Some institute also includes English as one of the principal subjects. 
  • Applicants must have secured a minimum score of 45% in all the subjects to get admission in one of the institutes. It may also differ from institute to institute. 


Diploma in Chemical Engineering is a 3-year long diploma course. The study of the course is divided into eight semesters, two of which are plant training and field training. Other semesters contains at least six subjects to study. The segregation is provided in the table below.



Semester I

  • Basic Mathematics
  • Chemistry I
  • Engineering Drawing I
  • Physics I
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Development of life skill
  • Workshop

Semester II

  • Basics of Computer Systems
  • Chemistry II
  • Engineering Drawing II
  • Physics II
  • Communication Skill
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Organic and Physical Chemistry

Semester III

  • Strength of Materials
  • Electrical Technology
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals
  • Technology of Inorganic Chemicals
  • Mechanical Operations

Semester IV

  • Technology of Plastics
  • Principles of Stoichiometry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Basic Electronics
  • Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
  • Material of Construction
  • Technology of Organic Chemical & Products

Semester V

  • Plant Training

Semester VI

  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Elective I
  • Stress Management
  • Chemical Engineering Drawing
  • Plant Utilities
  • Industrial Management

Semester VII

  • Introduction to Energy System Engineering
  •  Process Instrumentation & Control
  • Elective II
  • CADD & Estimation
  • Mass Transfer
  • Project

Semester VIII

  • Field Training


Many institutes in India offer the study of Chemical Engineering. Nevertheless, only a few have excellent faculty and necessary amenities an institute should possess. So here are few institutes along with its location and average course fee.



Average Course Fee

Galgotias University

Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh


Integral University

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)

Mumbai, Maharashtra


Gujarat Technological University

Ahmedabad, Gujarat


Mewar University

Chittorgarh, Rajasthan


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Gandhinagar, Gujarat


GLA University

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh


Marwadi University

Rajkot, Gujarat


Shri Ram Institute of Management and Technology



Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University

Lonere, Maharashtra


Future Prospects

After pursuing a Diploma in Chemical Engineering, a degree holder gets access to a lot of job opportunities. Few of the most popular job profiles are as follows. 

Job Profile


Annual Salary

Plant Operator

A Plant Operator has to work a lot. Some tasks are managing and controlling all the equipment, maintain the flow of electricity, analyse the production-related charts and such.

₹1,00,000 - ₹2,00,000

Maintenance Technician

A Maintenance Technician carries out tasks like installation, maintenance, repair, and monitoring the safety of the equipment.

₹2,00,000 - ₹3,00,000

Market Analyst

A Market Analyst is hired to analyse the market trends and accordingly prepares the statistical data of it and provides various suggestions to upgrade the business.

₹4,00,000 - ₹5,00,000

Associate Scientist

Schools or chemical-based industries appoint associate Scientist. Their work is to assist the senior scientist in various projects and experiments.

₹5,00,000 - ₹6,00,000

Process Engineer

Process Engineers develop and process plants and equipment required in an organisation. They are also hired for modifying the older ones or install new ones.

₹3,00,000 - ₹4,00,000

Technical Service Representatives

Technical Service Representative provides technical support to the customers and the organisations as required.

₹2,00,000 - ₹3,00,000


A supervisor monitors the activities of the co-ordinators and field engineers. According to work, also provide suggestions related to the production of the product.         

₹2,00,000 - ₹3,00,000

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