Electrochemical Engineering

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Electrochemical Engineering

The field of engineering has witnessed exponential growth over the years. Among all the domains and branches of Chemical Engineering, Electrochemical Engineering has gained immense popularity as it enables engineers to explore the construction of hybrid vehicles as well as energy storage methods. Moreover, this specialisation also helps scientists of the contemporary world to reduce consumption and overall waste of energy. In this blog, we will explore Electrochemical Engineering as a career field as well as the top courses you can pursue and the job opportunities it has on offer. 

What is Electrochemical Engineering? 

Electrochemical engineering deals with all the nuances of an electrochemical phenomenon which includes electrosynthesis of chemicals, electrowinning as well as refining of metals. It includes the manufacturing of flow batteries and fuel cells. It also deals with the manufacturing of small batteries, amperometric sensors, microfluidic devices as well as microelectrodes. Electrochemical engineers are also involved in designing industrial plants which deal with different processes involving the use of chemicals for the production of electric power or vice versa.

Let’s have a look at some of the popular courses you can take into consideration if you are aiming to pursue a career in electrochemical engineering:

Undergraduate Level Courses

BSc Chemistry Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Chemistry – Alternative Energy B.Tech Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering

Postgraduate Level Courses

MSc Electrochemistry and Battery Technologies Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering Master of Chemical Engineering
MSc Electrochemistry and Battery Technologies Advanced Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MSc Master of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering (MSC)
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular) MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering

Doctoral Courses 

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering- Catalysts, Kinetics and Electrochemical Engineering

Syllabus and Subjects 

Electrochemical Engineering brings a unique interdisciplinary combination of Electrical Engineering with Chemical Engineering. Take a look at the prominent subject areas covered under courses offered in this field:

Technical English Mathematics Electrical Engineering
Engineering Chemistry Computer Programming Engineering Graphics
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Chemical Reaction Engineering Materials Technology
Heat Transfer and its Applications Principles of Electrochemistry Communication and Soft Skills 
Engineering Physics Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering Engineering Mechanics
Instrumentation Electrochemical Process Technology Process Dynamics and Control
Computer-Aided Drafting and Modeling Laboratory Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering Corrosion and Metal Finishing Laboratory
Molecular Physical Chemistry Process Synthesis and Design Electrochemical and Electro Metallurgy Laboratory
Transport Phenomena Electrometallurgy and Thermic


Along with the core subject areas mentioned above, here are the prominent electives and optional subjects offered in Electrochemical Engineering courses:

Process Plant Utilities Optimization of Chemical Processes Advanced Electrochemical Reaction Engineering
Total Quality Management and Engineering Economics Chlor – Alkali Technology Cathodic Protection & Electrophoretic Coatings
Cathodic Protection & Electrophoretic Coatings Organic Electrochemistry

There are numerous top-notch universities across the world which offer a plethora of courses in Electrochemical Engineering at various academic levels. To help you further in your research, we have enlisted the major universities and colleges you must explore for programs in this field of study:

Eligibility Criteria

Here are some of the basic academic requirements that you need to fulfil while applying for Electrochemical Engineering courses in India and abroad:

  • For bachelor’s degree programs in this specialisation, the minimum basic requirement is 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as core subjects. You also need to have studied any one of the subjects among Chemistry /Biology/Computer Science. Indian universities also require students to qualify any of the undergraduate Engineering entrance exams such as JEE Mains, COMEDK, etc. and if you aim to pursue a bachelor’s program abroad, the universities might ask you for SAT scores.
  • For master’s degree programs, you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any of the related branches of Engineering and you will also have to submit GATE scores for admission into universities in India and GRE scores for universities abroad.
  • For studying electrochemical engineering courses in countries abroad, you also need to have a valid score in any accepted English language proficiency test such as IELTS or TOEFL. Moreover, you will also have to submit a Statement of Purpose and Letter of Recommendation.

Career Prospects 

The field of electrochemical engineering offers a wide range of lucrative jobs. Let’s take a look at some of the popular industries where you can get a position in with a degree in electrochemical engineering:

  • Bio-medical Research Industries
  • Textile Firms
  • Chemical Manufacturing Industries
  • Mineral Based Industries
  • Paints and Dyes
  • Fertilizer Industry
  • Petroleum Refinery Plants
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Fertilizer Technology
  • Refineries
  • Research and Development Sectors

Hence, Electrochemical Engineering is emerging as a prominent specialisation and offer promising opportunities across the public and private sector. Want to study a degree in Engineering? Our Leverage Edu experts are just a click away from helping you find a suitable course and university as per your requirements and career aspirations. Register for a free session with us today!

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