CHEMICAL ENGINEERING - Department Information   
Language English
Program Time (Year) 4
Max.Program Time (Year) 7
Program Quota
Internships Status Absent
About Programme
Chemical Engineering is one of the oldest departments of Hacettepe University (1967). Chemical Engineering education was initiated in the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering and in 1971, together with the Chemistry Department, the Department of Chemical Engineering became the part of the newly founded Faculty of Chemistry. The first class of chemical engineers graduated in 1969, the first Master of Science students which are transferred graduated in 1972 and the first PhD student graduated in 1975. In 1983, according to a new legislation of Higher Education, the Faculty of Chemistry was abolished and Chemical Engineering Department joined the Engineering Faculty. The Department of Chemical Engineering was -and still is- structured in the form of three divisions (namely, Unit Operations and Thermodynamics, Process and Reactor Design, and Chemical Technologies) as foreseen by the Higher Education Law. Academic staff of the department is currently 10 professors, 2 associate professor, 2 doctor faculty member, 4 specialist and 16 research assistants. In 1987, the Department moved to its current premises which has been designed specifically for Process Engineering and has an "interactive" organizational character. First-year students and the most senior faculty members find themselves interacting with each other in the same place under equal conditions. One main building and one annex building of the Department of Chemical Engineering hosts one student -laboratory, 17 advanced research labs which are open to all undergraduate students to visit and work there, 1 central analysis laboratory, 9 classrooms, 1 library and 2 computer labs. Since 1997, teaching activities in our department are carried out 100% in English language.The faculty members of the Department of Chemical Engineering have always been at the forefront of the developments in Hacettepe University. Moreover, the Department with the courses that provide the expertise in the areas of Biotechnology, Polymer Science and Technology, or Materials Science and Technology, and with a teaching programme including contemporary concepts and training/practices in the areas like Computer Programming, Total Quality Management, Environment and Safety etc., train chemical engineers to be leaders in their profession. In addition, the Department, accredited by MÜDEK (Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs) until 2020, offers students minor studies in other fields as well as training and internship opportunities in Germany and other European countries through student exchange programs such as Erasmus+, IAESTE and others.The Department of Chemical Engineering, known to be active in the "Partnership Programme of the Chemical Engineering Departments in Ankara" held every four years, is also admired for activities such as H.U. Department of Chemical Engineering Cantürk Alagöz Achievement Awards, Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman Tanyolaç Creative Entrepreneurship Project Competition Awards for Young Engineers, the Process Design Project Competition Awards held every year, Graduate Panel, and the Thursday Seminars. At the Alumni Day held every year, the old and the new graduates meet with each other and strengthen their relationships with the Department.
Qualification Awarded
Bachelor's Degree
Admission Requirements
In order to be considered for this program, secondary education or an equivalent overseas program has to be completed and for national applicants, enough points should be achieved on the national university entrance exam, score type MF. More information can be obtained from and
Higher Grade Transition
Graduates of this program, providing to meet the entry requirements, may continue postgraduate/ doctoral or master's programs in the same field or other postgraduate programmes which accept graduates of this program.
Graduation Requirements
To graduate from the Department of Chemical Engineering, at least 240 ECTS credits must be attained, 30 business days of summer practice must be completed, at least one of elective courses (Technical Elective III+Technical Elective IV+Technical Elective V) must be completed and overall academic grade average of at least 2.00 must be achieved.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates
Working areas for Chemical Engineers are generally listed as chemical and petrochemical industries, oil refineries, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, plastics, natural and synthetic fibers, food and beverages, cleaning products, fuel and energy, waste treatment, paper, automotive, electronics, paint, glass, ceramics, metal and coating, process control, medical instruments, artificial organs, technical sales, consulting, training and research, finance, public sector and universities. Alumni actively work in areas such as product and production management, research and development, process design and optimization, factory organization and management, quality assurance, safety and environmental management, technical sale, service and marketing, management, occupational safety, quality, expertise and business security consulting services in various positions (employer, academic, manager in public and private sector, plant manager, chief engineer, engineer, etc.).
Assessment and Grading
The evaluation and assessment methods for each course prepared by the faculty member(s) and the relevant information are included in the package called "Course Teaching Plan". Exams and grades/success evaluations of courses are applied according to the HU Bachelor's Degree Education and Examination Regulations.