Polymer Engineer

Polymer engineering is an engineering field that generally designs, analyses, or modifies polymer materials. This particular field covers aspects of the petrochemical industry, polymerization, structure and characterization of polymers, properties of polymers, compounding and processing of polymers and description of major polymers, structure property relations and applications. Polymer engineers work in the realm of developing or testing plastics or related equipment and processes. These engineers may develop new polymers, manage a lab, manage projects and processes, or design equipment.

Career Options

  • - - Polymer Manufacturing and User Industry - Public and Private Sectors - Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas - Oil and Natural Gas Commission - Oil India Laboratories - Petrochemicals engineering plants - Indian Institute of petroleum - Polymers corporations of different states - Petroleum conservation - Research Association of India - Petrofiles Cooperative Limited - Research and Development

Educational Qualifications

  • - For UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with minimum qualifying marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for this programme are also held by the various state, central, and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test. - For PG: Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech in Polymer Engineering/Plastic Technology along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by the various state, central, and private universities. Candidates with an MSc degree in chemistry or physics are also eligible for the M. Tech programme in Polymer Engineering.

Personal Skills

  • - Excellent analytical skills - Good communication skills - Ability to work in a team - Good problem solving skills - They must be aware in the latest trend of chemical engineering - You should be creative enough to develop new products - Must be able to work for long hours - Must be able to pay attention to minute details

Courses to be pursued

  • Under Graduate Courses in Polymer Engineering - Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Engineering - Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology - Bachelor of Technology in Polymer Engineering - Bachelor of Science in Polymer Science - Bachelor of Technology in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology Post Graduate Courses in Polymer Engineering - Master of Engineering in Polymer Technology - Master of Science in Polymer Chemistry - Master of Science in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology - Master of Technology in Polymer Nano Technology - Master of Technology in Polymer Technology - Ph.D in Polymer Science and Technology Other Courses - B.E in Polymer Engineering
  • B.Sc in Polymer Science
  • M.E in Polymer Technology

Top Colleges

  • IIT Delhi Address: Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016 Phone: 011 2659 7135 Website: http://www.iitd.ac.in/

Working Conditions

Polymer engineers work mainly in the field of plastics development. The engineers may help in developing new plastics or assist in the testing and evaluation of products. Polymer engineers may be expected to maintain a laboratory or oversee other employees in working on a product or process.

Top Companies

  • BASF India Ltd. Address: The Capital, 'A' Wing, 1204-C, 12th Floor, Plot No. C-70, 'G' Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400 051 Phone: + 91 22 62785600 Website: https://www.basf.com/in/en.html

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