Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] Petrochemical Technology

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The course is divided into 8 semesters. The marking scheme of this course involves marks scored in theory and practical papers. You also have to submit a research project and do practical Training at the end of the last semester.

The scheme of assessment for B. Tech Petrochemical Technology is given below:-

Type of Exam

External Marks

Internal Marks

Theory Exams



Practical Exams



Syllabus for B. Tech. in Petrochemical Technology

The curriculum for B.Tech Petrochemical Technology covers many specialized topics which helps in enhancing the skills of the student. 

Some of these topics are explained below:-

Name of subject

Topics covered


Introduction to Petrochemical Engineering                

  • Origin, Formation and Composition of Petroleum
  • Overview of Petroleum Refinery
  • Introduction to Unit operations and Unit processes
  • Chemical Process Calculations
  • Fluid flow and HeatTransfer
  • Chemical Kinetics and Mass Transfer

The objective of this course is to teach students the basics of petrochemical technology.

Petroleum Geology

  • Petroleum Geology and its scope
  • Application of remote sensing in petroleum resource development
  • Basin and exploration strategies
  • Geochemical concepts in oil exploration
  • Field reservoir studies
  • Case histories of geophysical exploration in India for Petroleum resource development

The objective of this subject is to teach students the geochemical concepts and its applications.

Process Calculations

  • Types of Variables
  • Types of Equations
  • Material Balances for Steady State Processes
  • Reacting single phase systems
  • Energy Balances for Steady State Processes
  • Unsteady State Material and Energy Balances
  • Introduction to Computer Aided Process Calculations

This subjects helps a student to learn about the various kinds of variables and balances.

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

  • Introduction
  • The first law of thermodynamics
  • Volumetric properties of pure fluids
  • Heat effects
  • The second law of thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamic properties of fluids
  • Applications of thermodynamics to flow processes
  • Refrigeration and liquefaction

The goal of this subject is to teach students the concepts of thermodynamics and its practical use in the industry.

Petrochemical Engineering

  • Brief review of Petroleum, its formation and composition of crude oil.
  • Characterization of crude oil
  • Types of refineries
  • Major petroleum products and their specifications
  • Blending of various petroleum fractions to meet require specification
  • Statistical information on Indian petroleum and petrochemical industry

This subject gives a student detailed information about petroleum and its formation.

Inorganic Chemical Technology

  • Water
  • Gaseous fuels
  • Phosphorous Industries
  • Nitrogen Industries
  • Fertilizers
  • Soda Ash
  • Regenerated Cellulose
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Chlor Alkali Industry
  • Potassium Industries

This subject helps an individual learn about various types of fuels used in the industry.

Industrial Training

6 weeks training

This training is mandatory for the students pursuing this course.


Submission of Project

The students pursuing this course have to submit a project at the end of this course.

List of electives:-

  • Introduction to Non- renewable Fuel Energy Resources
  • Fuel Cell Technology
  • Process Plant Safety
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Energy Management in Petrochemical Industries
  • Process Design of Heat Exchangers
  • Advanced Petroleum Refining
  • Newer Methods of Separation
  • Introduction to Colloid and Interface Science and Engineering;
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Catalyst Science and Technology
  • Lubricants, Waxes and Petroleum Specialty Chemicals

The students will be required to prepare a detailed project report for assessment at the end of this course.


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