I am a student of Class X. I want to take up a career in chemical engineering. What study plans should I opt for? I want to make a career in this field abroad. Which countries will provide better opportunities?
D. Singh / Agra
Chemical engineers design equipment and develop processes for the manufacture of chemicals in chemical plants. They plan and test methods of manufacturing products and supervise their production.
A graduate degree in a respective field, i.e., Bachelor in Engineering (B.E.)/Bachelor in Technology (B.Tech.) courses is the minimum requirement to enter this field. Admission to these four-year courses in different colleges/institutes is made on the basis of admission tests for which the basic eligibility is 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics. These tests evaluate students’ aptitude, ability, knowledge and application of the subjects.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.