B.Tech. Process Engineering

BITS Pilani offers a seven semester Work integrated Learning Programme designed for working professionals who are engaged in day-to-day activities related to process engineering. This programme aims to enhance knowledge and provide a broader vision of all important aspects of Process Engineering.

B.Tech. Process Engineering is a BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP). BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes are UGC approved.

 

Option to pay fees using an easy EMI with 0% interest and 0 down payment

WILP programs are

WILP programs are

UGC approved

Easy EMI Option With

Easy EMI Option With

0% Interest & 0 Down Payment

Last date to apply

Last date to apply

June 17, 2024

Fees per semester

Fees per semester

INR 66,750

Programme Highlights


  1. B.Tech. Process Engineering is a BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP). BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes are UGC approved.
  2. This programme is of 7 semesters and can be pursued only by working professionals. You can pursue the programme without any career break.
  3. The programme will also enable working professionals to attend contact classes from anywhere over a technology-enabled platform. The contact classes will be conducted mostly on weekends or after business hours.
  4. The Dissertation (Project Work) in the final semester enables students to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme at their workplace.   
  5. The programme uses a Continuous Evaluation System that assesses the learners over convenient and regular intervals. Such a system provides timely and frequent feedback and helps busy working professionals stay on course with the programme.    
  6. The education delivery methodology is a blend of classroom and experiential learning. Experiential learning consists of lab exercises, assignments, case studies and work integrated activities.   
  7. The lab exercises are the blend of remote lab and virtual lab.   
  8. Remote lab is offered in select foundation courses as well as select core courses.   
  9. Virtual lab uses tools such as MATLAB, MULTISIM, LabView and COMSOL which are high end computational tools used across all processes.   
  10. Participants who successfully complete the programme will become members of an elite & global community of BITS Pilani Alumni.   
  11. Option to submit fee using easy- EMI with 0% interest and 0 down payment.

UGC Approval

BITS Pilani is an Institution of Eminence under UGC (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2017. The Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) of BITS Pilani constitutes a unique set of educational offerings for working professionals. WILP are an extension of programmes offered at the BITS Pilani Campuses and are comparable to our regular programmes both in terms of unit/credit requirements as well as academic rigour. In addition, it capitalises and further builds on practical experience of students through high degree of integration, which results not only in upgradation of knowledge, but also in up skilling, and productivity increase. The programme may lead to award of degree, diploma, and certificate in science, technology/engineering, management, and humanities and social sciences. On the recommendation of the Empowered Expert Committee, UGC in its 548th Meeting held on 09.09.20 has approved the continued offering of BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning programmes.

Programme Curriculum

 

  • Electrical & Electronics Technology
  • Engineering Materials
  • Calculus
  • Computer Programming
  • Energy Management
  • Engineering Measurements
  • Linear Algebra & Optimization
  • Chemical Process Calculations
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Fundamentals of Transport Processes
  • Unit Operations - I
  • Elective 1
  • Process Design Principles
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3
  • Process Plant Safety & Environment
  • Process Control & Instrumentation
  • Elective 4
  • Elective 5
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Principles of Management
  • Elective 6
  • Elective 7
  • Dissertation
  • Quality Control Assurance & Reliability
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Essentials of Project Management
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Cement Technology
  • Furnace Technology
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Materials Management
  • Steel Processing
  • Environmental Pollution Control
  • Fertilizer Technology
  • Unit Operations-2
  • Corrosion Engineering

# There are other specialized electives (ref. Bulletin) which will be offered based on minimum number of  registrations required for  the requisite elective

Choice of Electives is made available to enrolled students at the beginning of each semester. A limited selection of Electives will be offered at the discretion of the Institute.

For detailed programme curriculum, download the brochure.

Mode of Learning

The Mode of Learning used in this programme is called - Work Integrated Learning. Internationally, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is defined as "An educational approach involving three parties - the student, educational institution, and employer organization(s) - consisting of authentic work-focused experiences as an intentional component of the curriculum. Students learn through active engagement in purposeful work tasks, which enable the integration of theory with meaningful practice that is relevant to the students' discipline of study and/or professional development*.

An education model can be considered as WIL if and only if:

  1. The programs are designed and developed by the institute in collaboration with industry.
  2. Work-focused experiences form an active part of the curriculum.
  3. The program structure, pedagogy and assessment enable integration of theory-with relevant practice.

The innovative Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP) of BITS Pilani are quite aligned with the above definition and requirements. The programs are designed in collaboration with its industry partners, subject matter experts from industry and academia that enable the students to remain relevant in their chosen profession, grow in their career and retain the habit of lifelong learning. The continued availability of workplace related experiences along with the weekly instruction sessions promote integration of theory with practice. An active participation of the organization mentor in the learning process of the student plays a key role. Case studies, simulation exercises, labs and projects further strengthen this integration.

The WILP of BITS Pilani is comparable to its campus-based programs in terms of structure, rigor, instruction, labs, assessment, faculty profile and learning support. The pervasive adoption of technology in all its academic processes makes the same high-quality education of BITS Pilani available to the aspirants at scale with the required flexibility. 

Key Benefits of BITS Pilani WILP

1) Can pursue the programme without any career break and along with the job.

2) The programme curriculum is highly relevant to sectors, industries and organisations they work for

3) In addition to the institute, the learning experience of working professionals in the programme is also supported by the employer organisation and Industry Mentors.

4) Effective use of technology to deliver a range of learning interventions at the location of the working professional such as faculty contact sessions, asynchronous learning materials, remote, virtual and cloud labs, Learner support, peer to peer collaboration etc. 

5) Contact sessions with faculty take place mostly over weekends or after business hours and are conducted over a technology platform that can be accessed from anywhere. 

6) Mid semester and End semester examinations for every semester are conducted mostly at designated examination centres distributed across the country (for details refer to link mode of examinations) 

7) Learners can access engaging learning material which includes recorded lectures from BITS Pilani faculty members, course handouts and recorded lab content where applicable.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

The programme emphasises on Experiential Learning, it allows learners to apply concepts learnt in the classroom in simulated, and real work situations. This is achieved through:

  • Simulation based hands-on exercises.
  • Case Studies and Assignments: Carefully chosen real-world cases & assignments are both discussed and used as problem-solving exercises during the programme.
CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

Continuous Assessment includes graded Assignments/ Quizzes, Mid-semester exam, and Comprehensive Exam.

CASE STUDIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Carefully chosen real-world cases & assignments are both discussed and used as problem-solving exercises during the programme.

DISSERTATION/ PROJECT WORK

The seventh semester offers an opportunity for learners to apply their knowledge gained during the programme to a real-world like complex project. The learner is expected to demonstrate understanding of vital principles learnt across semesters and their ability to successfully apply these concepts.

Online Labs

VIRTUAL LAB

Remote labs have a controlled environment where the variable can’t be tested for higher values, therefore, to test extreme variables virtual labs are the most useful and handy tools for any engineer.

BITS, Pilani offers the virtual tools such as Multisim, LabVIEW, MATLAB and COMSOL would demonstrate the capabilities of the tool to solve industrial problem. These tools would be used by the student through hands on practical exercises.   
MULTISIM VIRTUAL LAB

After practicing MULTISIM, the learner would be able to Model any process mathematically, develop control strategies for typical engineering applications and perform model in the loop testing and Develop programming knowledge and create functional blocks which will replicate the real system.

 
LabView VIRTUAL LAB

After practicing LabView, the learner would be able to Model any process mathematically, develop control strategies for typical engineering applications and perform model in the loop testing and Develop programming knowledge and create functional blocks which will replicate the real system.

 
MATLAB VIRTUAL LAB

After practicing MATLAB, the learner would be able to Model any process mathematically, develop control strategies for typical engineering applications and perform model in the loop testing and Develop programming knowledge and create functional blocks which will replicate the real system.

 
COMSOL VIRTUAL LAB

After practicing COMSOL, the learner would be able to Model Chemical processes such as distillation, absorption, drying and crystallize, Understand Multiphysics in unit operation and processes, and Flow, temp and pressure characteristics for process design

Remote Lab

Through the Remote lab, participants can perform controlled experiments from anywhere in the world. The loT enabled lab equipments and the integrated remote access network makes this possible. The lab is open 24x7, 365 days. Remote Lab is one more attempt by the work integrated learning programs division of BITS Pilani to bring the campus learning experience to the working professionals complementing their work-life-learning balance.

 
Electrical & Electronics Technology
  1. To conduct an experiment with remote lab setup for synchronous motor generator Setup.
  2. To conduct an experiment with remote lab setup for Asynchronous motor generator Setup.
  3. To conduct an experiment with remote lab setup for DC motor generator Setup.
Engineering Measurements
  1. Temperature control
  2. Pressure Control
  3. Flow control
Fundamentals of Transport Processes
  1. Heat Conduction Experiment: Temperature curves for different materials and Effect of the flow velocity
  2. Pelton Turbine Experiment: characteristic curve of Pelton Turbine (turbine efficiency, hydraulic power, and electric power) wrt to variation in turbine speed and throttle valve position in graphical and tabular form and Connection between torque and rotational speed.
Process Control & Instrumentation
  1. Flow control
  2. Temp Control
  3. Level Control
  4. Controls Board

Mode Of Examination

Mode of Examinations applicable for students admitted in Batch starting in July 2024:

Semester 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 have Mid-semester Examinations and Comprehensive Examinations for each of course. These examinations are mostly scheduled on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Students need to appear in person for taking the examinations at the institution’s designated examination centres as per the examination schedule, Instructions, rules and guidelines announced before every examination.

Students can take their examination at any of our 32 designated examination centres in India at the following locations:

South Zone: Bangalore - North, Bangalore - Central, Bangalore - South, Bangalore - East, Chennai - North , Chennai - Central , Chennai - South, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Coimbatore.

North Zone: Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Lucknow and Pilani.

West Zone: Mumbai, Navi-Mumbai,Pune, Pune - Pimpri Chinchwad, Goa, Ahmedabad, Indore and Nagpur.

East Zone: Kolkata, Guwahati and Jamshedpur.

In addition to these locations, the Institution also has a designated examination centre in Dubai.

During these semesters, in addition to the above mentioned Mid-Semester and Comprehensive examinations, there will also be Quizzes/Assignments conducted online on the Learning Management System (LMS) as per the course plan in which the students need to participate.

In Semester 7 (Final Semester), the student will be doing Dissertation/Project Work as per the Institution’s guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility to apply: Employed professionals with Technical Diploma/B.Sc. with adequate preparation in Mathematics, with at least 60% aggregate marks and minimum two years of work experience after the completion of the degree in relevant domains.

The programme is designed for professionals with experience in Operations and Maintenance in industries such as Petroleum & Petrochemical, Specialty Chemicals, Mineral Processing, Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioprocess.

Fee Structure

The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission during the academic year 2024-2025.

  • Application Fees (one time) : INR 1,500
  • Admission Fees (one time) : INR 16,500
  • Semester Fees (per semester) : INR  66,750

The one-time Application Fee is to be paid at the time of submitting the Application Form through the Online Application Centre.

Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay INR 83,250/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre. Option to submit fee using easy-EMI with 0% interest and 0 down payment. Click here to learn more.

Semester Fee for subsequent semesters will only be payable later, i.e. at the beginning of those respective semesters.

Any candidate who desires to discontinue from the programme after confirmation of admission & registration for the courses specified in the admit offer letter will forfeit the total amount of fees paid.

For the examination centre at Dubai, in addition to the semester fees, for each semester there will be an examination centre fees of 1000 UAE Dirhams or equivalent per semester out of which 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in Mid-semester examinations at Dubai Centre for that semester and the remaining 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in comprehensive examinations at Dubai centre for that semester.

All the above fees are non-refundable.

Important: For every course in the program institute will recommend textbooks, students would need to procure these textbooks on their own.

How to Apply

  1.  
  2. Once you have logged in, you will see a screen showing 4 essential steps to be completed to apply for the programme of your choice.
  3. Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and Submit Application Form’. This will enable you to select the programme of your choice. After you have chosen your programme, you will be asked to fill your details in an online form. You must fill all the details and press ‘Submit’ button given at the bottom of the form.
  4. Take the next step by clicking on Step 2 - 'Download Application PDF Copy’. This will download a pdf copy of the application form on your computer.
  5. Now, click on Step 3 - 'Pay Application Fee’ to pay INR 1,500/- using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.
  6. Take a printout of the downloaded Application Form and note down the Application Form Number displayed on the top-right corner of the first page. This Application Form Number should be referred in all future correspondence with BITS Pilani.
  7. In the printout of the downloaded Application Form, you will notice on page no. 3 a section called the Employer Consent Form. Complete the Employer Consent Form. This form needs to be signed and stamped by your organisation’s HR or any other authorised signatory of the company.

    Important: In view of work-from-home policies mandated by many organisations, a few candidates may not be able to get the physical forms signed by their HR/ other authorised organisational representative. Such candidates may instead request an email approval to be sent to their official email ID by the HR using the format available through this link.

  8. Further on page no. 4 of the printed Application Form is a section called the Mentor Consent Form. The Mentor Consent Form needs to be signed by the Mentor. Click here to know who could be a Mentor.

    Important: In view of work-from-home policies mandated by many organisations, a few candidates may not be able to get the physical forms signed by their Mentor. Such candidates may instead request an email approval to be sent to their official email ID by the Mentor using the format available through this link.

  9. Further on page no. 5 of the downloaded Application Form, is a Checklist of Enclosures/ Attachments.
  10. Make photocopies of the documents mentioned in this Checklist.
  11. Applicants are required to self-attest all academic mark sheets and certificates.
  12. Finally, click on Step 4 - 'Upload & Submit All Required Documents’. This will allow you to upload one-by-one the printed Application Form, Mentor Consent Form, Employer Consent Form, and all mandatory supporting documents and complete the application process. Acceptable file formats for uploading these documents are DOC, DOCX, PDF, ZIP and JPEG.
  13. Upon receipt of your Application Form and all other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy and eligibility.
  14. Admission Cell will intimate selected candidates by email within two weeks of submission of application with all supporting documents. The selection status can also be checked by logging in to the Online Application Centre.

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B.Tech. Process Engineering - Batch Profile

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FAQs

B.Tech. Process Engineering is a BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP). BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes are UGC approved.

This programme is designed for working professionals. At the time of submitting the application, candidates must be employed in another organization. Professionals who are owners of a registered business are also eligible to apply.
For detailed information, including academic background, work experience, etc. refer to the programme eligibility criteria.

Contact classes are conducted over a technology enabled platform. These classes can be attended via the internet using a computer from any location. These contact classes offer similar levels of interactivity as regular classrooms at the BITS Pilani campus. These are conducted usually over weekends or after business hours for a total of 7-8 hours per week. If you miss a lecture, you can also access the recorded lecture on the internet.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive a degree certificate from BITS Pilani.

The Degree of Bachelor of Technology in Process Engineering

Each semester has a Mid-semester Exam and a Comprehensive Exam for each course, which are conducted over weekends. Students will need to appear in-person to take these exams at exams centers in the following locations:

India Centers:

South Zone: Bangalore - North, Bangalore - Central, Bangalore - South, Bangalore - East, Chennai - North , Chennai - Central , Chennai - South, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Coimbatore.

North Zone: Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Lucknow and Pilani.

West Zone: Mumbai, Navi-Mumbai,Pune, Pune - Pimpri Chinchwad, Goa, Ahmedabad, Indore and Nagpur.

East Zone: Kolkata, Guwahati and Jamshedpur.

International Centers: Dubai

In case students are unable to take an exam due to work-related commitments, there is also a provision of appearing for Make-up Exams.

The programme provides a high degree of interactivity between students and the faculty members and programme instructors. Q&A sessions during the contact classes (which you can attend from anywhere over a technology enabled platform) allow participants to pose questions to the faculty members, and seek guidance through voice and chat. Further interaction with faculty members and peers is enabled through the e-learning portal, by using discussion forums and message boards.

The programme features high usage of experiential learn components such as Simulations, Virtual Labs, and Remote Labs, in order to mimic the on-campus experience.
Participants will be given access to portals, that will allow them to access both cloud-based labs, as well as Campus-based physical labs. Using leading industry-recognised Software tools, Programming languages, and Simulation software, participants will be able to perform experiments and run simulations to advance their knowledge
 

Candidates applying to the programmes must choose a Mentor, who will monitor the academic progress of the candidate, and act as an advisor & coach for successful completion of the programme. Candidates should ideally choose the immediate supervisor or another senior person from the same organisation. In case a suitable mentor is not available in the same organisation, a candidate could approach a senior person in another organisation who has the required qualifications. For detailed information, please refer to the programme brochure.
Kindly note that BITS Pilani does not assign Mentors to programme participants.

The programme is designed for working professionals, and participants are not required to travel to a BITS campus. However, certain programme offer Campus Immersion Modules such as workshops or seminars, which are highly recommended but not mandatory. 
 

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