Chemical Vs Material Science Engineering
Chemical Engineering is a part of Engineering where we use various concepts of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology for innovations, improvements and optimization of Chemical processess. It’s a universal Engineering, having a potential to convert a raw material to a finished product. It involves a lot of processes such as distillation, absorption, leaching and membrane separation to name a few which involves Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Momentum Transfer, Process control to run and design any process or equipment. A Chemical Engineer knows how to predict and tailor the outcomes of chemical reactions and synthesize chemicals. A chemical Engineer may work in any industry involved in design and production of products such as food, fuel, pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics etc. A Chemical Engineer could even work as a Materials Engineer.
Material Science Engineering
A Materials Engineer studies properties of materials such as strength, ductility, hardness, and conductivity in the atomic level. Materials Engineers are experts on materials – how they are made, how and why materials are useful, and how materials can be made better. Materials Engineers are concerned with every stage of a material’s lifecycle from mining to recycling. They design new materials, devise processes for making materials and disposing them. They select the best material for a particular job, monitor its performance and figure out why a material failed. This is very specialized course and only limited with Engineering materials.
Varun Melanta Director, MVJ College of Engineering