Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed University) - Course Outcomes

List of Course Outcomes

Table: List of course outcomes

Course Outcome (COs) Description


UTA 001

Engineering Graphics


CO1: To inculcate the imagination and mental visualization capabilities for interpreting the geometrical details of common engineering objects.


CO2: To impart knowledge about principles/methods related to projections of one, two and three dimensional objects.


CO3: To inculcate the ability to translate geometric and topological information of common engineering object (two/three dimensional) into engineering drawing using standard graphical techniques.


CO4: To introduce universally accepted conventions and symbols for their usage in technical drawings.


CO5: To expose students to computer aided drafting tools.


Mathematics – I


CO1.        Apply the knowledge of calculus to plot graphs of functions and solve the problem of maxima and minima.

CO2.        Determine the convergence/divergence of infinite series, approximation of functions using power and Taylor’s series expansion and error estimation.

CO3.        Evaluate multiple integrals and their applications to engineering problems.

CO4.        Examine functions of several variables, define and compute partial derivatives, directional  derivatives and their use in finding maxima and minima.

CO5.        Analyze some mathematical problems encountered in engineering applications.



Environmental Studies

CO1.      Correlate major local and regional environmental issues with changes in ecology and human health

CO2.      Monitor and document the development and dynamics of ecosystems in experimental or natural  microcosms

CO3.      Define and document local resource consumption patterns and conservation strategies

CO4.      Define opportunities available for energy conservation and for use of renewable energy resources in local and regional entities.



Computer Programming

CO1: To understand the basics of computer system hardware, software, number system (binary, decimal, octal and hexadecimal), Conversion from one to other number system, number representation (signed and unsigned integer and floating point representation).

CO2: To learn how to compile and execute a ‘C’ program on different OS environments including Turbo C, Borland C, gc, gcc, MSVC.  File and directory related command.

CO3: To learn the implementation of simple ‘C’ program, data types and operators and Console I/O function (printf(), scanf(), getchar() and putchar().  

CO4: To learn the Implementation of decision statement (if , switch , break, continue and  goto  and looping statements (for, while and do-loop).

CO4: To understand the declaration, initialization and accessing of single and multi-dimensional arrays and string handling, searching and sorting.

CO5: To learn how to declare and initialize pointers, Pointer arithmetic, relation between pointer and array, string handling using pointers, pointer and function and Command line arguments.


Electrical and Electronics Science

CO1: To understand the basics supply system.

CO2: Study the basic circuit laws, simplifications of electrical circuits using Network theorems.

CO3: Phasor concept approach in ac circuits. Resonance concept in ac system.

CO4: Analysis of 3-phase balanced circuit.

CO5: Analysis of magnetic circuits

CO6: To understand step response of R-L and R-C circuit.

CO7: Study the transformer basic principle, construction, phasor diagram, equivalent circuit. Test on Transformer.

CO8: Study the working principle of 3-phase and 1-phase induction motor..

CO9: Study the working principle of DC machine.

CO10: To study the basic rules of electrical safety and standards, Conservation efforts and Auditing.

CO11: Study the basic characteristics of Electronic devises and their applications.


Business & Technical Communication

CO1: Increased understanding of the meaning of communication as removed from layman’s understanding and its importance in all spheres of life.

CO2: An increased appreciation of the differences in different modes of communication and selection of proper channel of communication.

CO3: Better understanding of the importance of spoken communication and how to become a good speaker in group as well as individually; improving interpersonal communication.Increased attention span as a listener.

CO4: Students learnt the latest trends in business letter writing, resume ad report writing.

CO5: Learnt the unique characteristics of organizational communication and the various directional networks. The role of grapevine was also understood as well as its management.

CO6: Appreciation and analysis of the role of literature in our lives through discussion of prescribed novel and short stories. The values were also reinforced.

UTA 002

Manufacturing Processes

CO1.        Analyze various machining processes and calculate relevant quantities such as velocities, forces, powers etc.;

CO2.        Suggest appropriate process parameters and tool materials for a range of different operations and workpiece materials;

CO3.        Understand the basic mechanics of the chip formation process and how these are related to surface finish and process parameters;

CO4.        Recognize cutting tool wear and identify possible causes and solutions;

CO5.        Develop simple CNC code, and use it to produce components while working in groups.

CO6.        Perform calculations of the more common bulk and sheet forming, casting and welding processes and given a particular component.

CO7.        Select the most appropriate manufacturing process to achieve product quality through the efficient use of materials, energy and process


UES 002

Solid Mechanics


CO1: Concept of stress and strain and strains of axially loaded members, stress-strain diagram, mechanical properties and thermal stresses.


CO2: To expose the students to the shear stress, twisting moment and design of solid and hollow shafts based on strength and stiffness.


CO3: To introduce shear force and bending moment diagrams, different beams with different loading conditions and relationship between loads, shear force and bending moment.


CO4: To study flexural formula for straight beams, bending stress for beams, flitched beams, shear stress formula for beams and shear stress distribution in beams.


CO5: To introduce crippling load of an axially loaded column under different end conditions, Euler’s and Rankine’s formula.


CO6: To study the governing differential equation for deflection of straight beams having constant flexural rigidity, double integration and Macaulay’s methods for slopes and deflection, slopes and deflections by moment area method and conjugate beams method.


CO7: To introduce transformation equations for plane stress and plane strain, Mohr’s stress circle, relation between elastic constants, strain measurements and strain rosettes.


CO8: To study theories of elastic failure, graphical comparison of theories of failure.



CO1.       Understand damped and simple harmonic motion, the role of reverberation in designing a hall and generation and detection of ultrasonic waves.                   

CO2.       Use Maxwell’s equations to describe propagation of EM waves in a medium.

CO3.       Demonstrate interference, diffraction and polarization of light.

CO4.       Explain the working principle of Lasers. 

CO5.       Use the concept of wave function to find probability of a particle confined in a box.



Applied Chemistry

CO1.   Determine ionic mobility, conductivity of electrolytes and application of electrodes.

CO2.   Interpret phase diagram of one and two component systems.

CO3.   Determine water and fuel quality parameters.

CO4.   Analyse tacticity and determine the molecular weight of polymers.

CO5.   Analyse           atomic/conjugated       systems/           functional   groups using    atomic/UV-Vis/IR spectroscopic techniques.

CO6.   Carry out chemical analyses through volumetric and instrumental techniques.


UMA 002 Mathematics II


CO1.  Solve the differential equations of first and 2nd order and basic application problems described by these equations.


CO2.  Find the Laplace transformations and inverse Laplace transformations for various functions. Using the concept of Laplace transform students will be able to solve the initial value and boundary value problems.


CO3.  Find the Fourier series expansions of periodic functions and subsequently will be able to solve heat and wave equations.


CO4.  Solve systems of linear equations by using elementary row operations.


CO5.  Identify the vector spaces/subspaces and to compute their bases/orthonormal bases. Further, students will be able to express linear transformation in terms of matrix and find the eigen values and eigen vectors.


UES 008

Engg. Thermodynamics

CO1: Understand the basic principles and laws of thermodynamics.


CO2: Formulate and solve engineering problems involving closed and open systems for steady state and transient processes. 


CO3: Analyze the performance of various power cycles.



Organizational Behaviour

CO1.     Understand the basics of Organizational Behavior as an interdisciplinary Course.

CO2.     Understand the different levels of analysis: Individual, Group, Organization.

CO3.     Understand the effect of personality, Learning, Attitudes of an individual in an Organization.

CO4.     Understand the role of Motivation and Leadership in an organization and how an individual as a leader can motivate his/her employees and utilize Group dynamics in Organization.

CO5.     Understand the concept of Power and Politics, and Conflict management and its relevance.

CO6.     Understand how organization functions as whole, Organizational Culture, Organizational Design, and Organizational Change.



Organic Chemistry


CO1: To introduce chemical engineers with industrially important organic molecules and their methods of preparation.

CO2: To teach the concepts of stereochemistry and biomolecules and impart the knowledge of their significance to chemical engineers.

CO3: To teach theory and principles of chromatographic techniques and their use to determine the purity of compounds.

CO4: To impart training in using organic spectroscopic techniques like NMR, UV-Vis and Mass to determine the structure of organic molecules.

CO5: To engage them in bench training through practical labs related to above concepts.

UMA031 Optimization Techniques


CO1.     Formulate mathematical model of some real life optimization problems and understand the geometry of linear programming problems.

CO2.     Use various techniques to solve linear programming problems.

CO3.     Understand the concept of duality theory and post optimality analysis of linear programming problems.

CO4.     Solve the problems of networks models such as transportation, assignment, shortest path, minimal spanning tree and maximal flow.

CO5.     To construct the project network and the optimal scheduling by critical path method.

CO6.     Understand some basic concepts and techniques to solve unconstraint /constraint non-linear programming problems.


UCH 101: Introduction to Chemical Engineering


CO1: Know what is chemical engineering and its relation to other disciplines

CO2: List chemical processes and unit operations

CO3: List different chemical and engineering areas

CO4: Make use of computer and software in process industries



UCH 301: Material and Energy Balances



CO1: Perform material balance for problems without chemical reactions.

CO2: Perform material balance for problems involving chemical reactions.

CO3: Perform energy balance for problems without chemical reactions.

CO4: Perform energy balance for problems involving chemical reactions.


UCH302: Process Fluid Mechanics


CO1: Calculate shear force, pressure, and various kinematic quantities CO2: Analyze fluid flow problems involving the application of the momentum and energy equations

CO3: Analyze fluid flow problems with dimensional analysis

CO4: Solve the problems related to pipe flows and fluid machinery


UCH303: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics


CO1: Apply fundamental concepts of thermodynamics to engineering applications.


CO2: Estimate thermodynamic properties of substances in gas and liquid states.


CO3: Determine thermodynamic efficiency of various energy related processes


UCH304: Chemical Technology-I


CO1: Understand the processes involved in the manufacturing of various inorganic chemicals.


CO2: Prepare the process flow diagrams.


CO3: Analyze important process parameters and engineering problems during production

UCH401: Fluid and Particle Mechanics


CO1: Solve and analyze problems of size reduction and solid-solid separation methods.


CO2: Analyze and design of equipment handling fluid-particle systems.


CO3: Analyze mixing process, and sizing of hoppers and bins and selection of suitable solid conveying systems.


CO4: Analyze and solve problems related to flow through beds of solids.

UMA032 Numerical and Statistical Methods


CO1.Understand error, source of error and its affect on any numerical computation and learn the stability of numerical process.

CO2.                   Learn how to obtain numerical solution of nonlinear equations using Bisection, Secant, Newton-Raphson and fixed-point iteration methods.

CO3.                   Solve system of linear equations numerically using direct and iterative methods.

CO4.                   Understand the methods to construct interpolating polynomials.

CO5.                   Learn how to solve definite integral and initial value problem numerically.

CO6.                   Analyze the different samples of data at different level of significance using various hypothesis testing.



Human Values, Ethics &IPR

CO1.        Improve the understanding of human behavior with the help of interplay of professional, psychological and economic activities.


CO2.        Able to apply the knowledge of basic principles of psychology, economics and ethics for the solution of engineering problems.


CO3.        Explain the impact of contemporary issues in psychology, economics and ethical principles on engineering.

UCH402: Heat Transfer


CO1: Solve conduction, convection and radiation problems

CO2: Design and analyse the performance of   heat exchanger and evaporators

CO3: Calculate heating and cooling requirements for reactors.

UCH403: Chemical Technology - II


CO1: Identify various operations involved in the manufacturing of different organic chemicals.

CO2: Know the important process parameters and solve engineering problems during production.

CO3: Identify the limitations and advantages of various manufacturing processes.

UCH501: Chemical Reaction Engineering - I



CO1: Develop rate laws for homogeneous reactions.


CO2: Analyze batch reactor data by integral and differential methods.


CO3: Design ideal reactors for homogeneous single and multiple reactions.


CO4: Select the appropriate type reactor/scheme.


CO5: Demonstrate the temperature effect on reaction rate and design non-isothermal reactors.


UCH502: Mass Transfer - I


CO1:Solve problems related to diffusion and interphase mass transfer  and mass transfer equipments


CO2: Perform design calculation related to absorption and humidification.


CO3: Solve  problems related to drying and  crystallization

UCH 503: Industrial Pollution Abatement


CO1: Quantify and analyze the pollution load.


CO2: Analyze/design of suitable treatment for wastewater


CO3: Model the atmospheric dispersion of air pollutants.


CO4: Selection and design of air pollution control devices.


CO5: Analyze the characteristics of solid waste and its handling & management.

UCH504: Energy Technology


CO1: Analyze the energy scenario of the world.


CO2: Carry out a comparative analysis of different types of coal, including their treatment, liquefaction and gasification.


CO3: Compare the liquid and gaseous fuels sourced from petroleum including their characterization.


CO4: Analyze the potential of alternate energy sources and their scope and limitations.


CO5: Solve energy related problems related to combustion and non-combustion.

UCH505: Process Equipment Design - I


CO1: Determine the parameters of equipment design and important steps involved in equipment’s fabrication.


CO2: Design internal pressure vessels and their heads.


CO3: Design flange joints, vessel supports, expansion joints, expansion loop, etc.


CO4: Design internal pressure thick vessels and external pressure vessels.


CO5: Design tall vessels and storage vessels.

UCH506: Process Instrumentation & Control


CO1: Set up a model, analyse and solve the first and second order system for its dynamic behaviour


CO2: Evaluate the process stability in Laplace domain


CO3: Design control system using frequency response analysis


CO4: Identify advanced control techniques for chemical process.

UCH591: Summer Training


CO1:  Know the day to day working of industry/organization.


CO2:Relate the concepts learned in the class room to practical situations.


CO3:Write technical report.


UCH601: Chemical Reaction Engineering - II


CO1: Predict the conversion in a non-ideal reactor using tracer information.


CO2: Design reactors for fluid-solid reactions.


CO3: Design reactors for catalytic reactions.


CO4: Design towers for gas–liquid reactions with and without mass transfer considerations.

UCH602: Mass Transfer - II


CO1: Use the phase equilibrium concepts in mass transfer related problems.


CO2: Design staged /packed column for mass transfer operations.


CO3: Solve problems related to adsorption.


CO4: Solve problems related to liquid-liquid and solid-liquid extraction.

UCH 603: Transport Phenomena


CO1: Analyze heat, mass, and momentum transport in a process.


CO2: Formulate problems along with appropriate boundary conditions.


CO3: Develop steady and transient solution for problems involving heat, mass, and momentum transport.

UCH604: Biochemical Engineering


CO1: Calculate the kinetic parameters of enzymatic reactions.


CO2: Calculate and analyze the kinetic parameters for microbial growth.


CO3: Analyze bioprocess design and operation.


CO4: Select suitable bioreactor.

UCH 605: Process utilities and industrial safety


CO1: Calculate the requirements of water and air and their applications as utilities.


CO2: Calculate the steam requirement and its applications as utility.


CO3: Evaluate and apply the various risk assessment methods in industries.


CO4: Do the hazard analysis for different industries using HAZOP.


UCH606: Process Equipment design - II


CO1: Identify important design aspects.


CO2: Design different types of heat transfer equipment.


CO3: Design different types of mass transfer equipment.


CO4: Design piping system.


UCH701: Catalytic Processes


CO1: Develop various catalytic reaction mechanisms.


CO2: Characterize a catalyst.


CO3: Assess the effects of external heat and mass transfer effects in heterogeneous catalysis.


CO4: Calculate the effectiveness of a porous catalyst.


CO5: Design different types of reactors for catalytic reactions

UCH791: Project Semester


CO1: Able to identify and use appropriate mathematical methods, numerical techniques and software tools for application to new and ill-defined engineering problems;

CO2: Be able to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgements with incomplete or limited information;

CO3: Have the ability to redesign products, processes or systems in order to improve productivity, quality, safety and other desired needs;

CO4: Have the ability to apply design methods, processes and techniques to unfamiliar, ill-defined problems, involving other disciplines;

CO5: Be able to design according to codes of practice and industry standards; to identify limitations of codes of practice and the need for their application;

CO6: Have the ability to investigate and define a need and identify constraints including health, safety and legal issues and the impact of engineering solutions in a societal and environmental context;

CO7: Be able to make engineering judgements that take cognisance of the social, environmental, ethical, economic, financial, institutional and commercial considerations affecting the exercise of their engineering discipline;

CO8: Have the ability to consult and work with experts in various fields in the realisation of a product or system;

CO9: Have knowledge and understanding of concepts from a range of areas outside engineering;

CO10: Be able, via knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, to exercise leadership;

CO11: Be able to select and apply appropriate communication tools and write technical papers and reports;

CO12: Be able to describe the relevant advantages and disadvantages of various technologies to an audience, and to communicate effectively in public.


UCH893: Capstone Project

CO1:      Design a chemical process/plant system implementing an integrated approach applying knowledge accrued in various professional courses.

CO2: Work in a team and demonstrate their role in the team work.

CO3: Design, analyze and optimize the design of a chemical process/plant considering various requirements like reliability, optimized design, manufacturing, assembly, installation, maintenance, cost and use of design standards and industry standards.


UCH711: Mathematical Techniques in Chemical Engineering


CO1: Solve problems of algebraic and differential equations, simultaneous equation, partial differential equations

CO2: Convert problem solving strategies to procedural algorithms and to write program structures

CO3: Solve engineering problems using computational techniques

CO4: Assess reasonableness of solutions, and select appropriate levels of solution sophistication

UCH712: Distillation Processes


CO1: Use the shortcut method for binary and multicomponent distillation.


CO2: Solve problems related to binary and multi-component distillation.


CO3: Use of operational and design aspects of enhanced distillation processes.


CO4: Use the concepts of column sequencing for efficient separation.

UCH713: Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics


CO1: Understand the different types of flows and their mathematical treatment.


CO2: Obtain rheological parameters through different kinds of rheometers.


CO3: Formulate the differential and integral constitutive equations and their applications for solving fundamentals and engineering problems.

UCH714: Membrane Separation Processes


CO1: Understand the principles and materials properties for different membrane separation processes


CO2: Identify the best membrane modules and manufacturing process for different applications


CO3: Identify and design the suitable membrane separation technique for intended problem

UCH715: Alternate Energy Sources


CO1: Calculate energy demand and availability from various resources


CO2: Calculate the parameters associated with the use of solar energy and its harnessing


CO3: Identify effective utilization of bio-fuels and geothermal energy resources


CO4: Identify and analyze the ways of harnessing wind and tidal power


CO5: Identify energy storage and distribution methods


CO6: Analyze the economic and environmental aspects of conventional and renewable energy resources.

UCH721: Food Technology


CO1: Identify causes of food spoilage and selection of suitable food preservation method .


CO2: Identify and evaluate various parameters associated with unit operation involved in food industries.


CO3: Analyze food quality and effect of processing technique and packaging/storage on it.


CO4: Analyze food related hazards and HACCP method.

UCH722: Fermentation Technology


CO1: Evaluate factors that contribute in enhancement of cell and product formation during fermentation process.


CO2: Analyse  kinetics of  cell and product formation in batch, continuous and fed-batch cultures


CO3: Differentiate the rheological changes during fermentation process


Engineering Economics

CO1.       Possess a deep understanding of the concepts and principles of Economics.


CO2.       Be able to develop analytical skills essential for engineers to    help to take decisions.


CO3.       Better understand the markets and their pricing strategies


CO4.       Possess an understanding of the pre-requisites of investing and will be able to carry out and evaluate benefit/cost, breakeven analyses on one or more economic alternatives.


CO5.       Acquire an in-depth knowledge about Financial markets, Foreign Exchange Market, National Income Accounting, Inflation and Deflation.


UCH801: Process Engineering and Plant Design


CO1: Apply various algorithms to synthesize a process flow sheet.


CO2: Calculate different costs involved in a process plant.


CO3: Calculate interest and time value of investments.


CO4: Measure profitability on investments.


CO5: Perform breakeven analysis and optimum design of a process.

UCH802: Process Modeling & Simulation


CO1: Analyze physical and chemical phenomena involved in various process.


CO2: Develop mathematical models for various chemical processes.


CO3: Use various simulation approaches.


CO4: Simulate a process using process simulators (ASPEN Plus/ ASPEN Hysys).

UCH723: Pulp and Paper Technology


CO1: Understand the pulp & paper making processes


CO2: Get the basic information on chemical & energy recovery


CO3: Have general information on different grades of paper and paper properties


CO4: Know the environmental considerations of pulp & paper industry

UCH724: Nuclear Technology


CO1: Understand the nuclear reactor terminology, definitions, and concepts associated with design and operation of a pressurized water reactor (PWR).


CO2: Apply basic engineering principles in analyzing the design and operation of various PWR plant systems and components, including the primary system, reactor vessel, reactor core, reactor coolant pumps, steam generators, emergency core cooling system, and auxiliary systems.


CO3: Apply basic nuclear theory, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer to understand how energy is produced, converted, and transferred within the power plant.


UCH831: Novel Separation Processes


CO1: Develop models and the solutions for adsorptive separation processes.


CO2: Characterize the membrane.


CO3: Use the concepts of membrane separation techniques for industrial separations.


CO4: Solve problems involving separation based on liquid membrane.


CO5: Exposure to other new separation techniques - surfactant based, supercritical fluid extraction and bio-filtration.

UCH832: CFD Analysis in Chemical Engineering


CO1: Solve PDE.

CO2: Use Finite Difference and Finite  Volume methods in CFD modeling

CO3: Generate and optimize the numerical mesh

CO4: Simulate simple CFD models and analyze its results.

UCH833: Fluidization Engineering


CO1: Understand the fluidization phenomena and operational regimes.


CO2: Design various types of gas distributors for fluidized beds and determine effectiveness of gas mixing at the bottom region.


CO3: Analyze fluidized bed behavior with respect to the gas velocity.


CO4: Develop and solve mathematical models of the fluidized bed.

UCH834: Process Integration


CO1: Understand of the fundamentals of process integration.


CO2: Perform pinch analysis.


CO3: Analyze and design heat exchanger networks.


CO4: Minimize the water consumption and waste generation.

UCH 835: Process Optimization and Statistical Analysis


CO1: Formulate the objective functions for constrained and unconstrained optimization problems.


CO2: Use different optimization strategies.


CO3: Solve problems using non-traditional optimization techniques.


CO4: Use of different optimization techniques for problem solving.

UCH836: Energy Management in Process Industries


CO1: Know the components involved in energy auditing.


CO2: Know energy conservation and waste heat recovery techniques.


CO3: Evaluate the performance of industrial boilers and furnaces.


CO4: Identify the scope for recycle and reuse of water. 

UCH841: Corrosion Engineering


CO1: Solve problems involving various types of corrosion.


CO2: Select corrosion resistant materials for a given application.


CO3: Select technique for corrosion prevention.

UCH842: Nano-fluid Engineering


CO1: Understanding of superior thermophysical properties of nanofluids.


CO2: Understanding of synthesis of nanofluids.


CO3: Comparison of heat transfer using nanofluids with conventional fluids.


CO4: Understanding of convection and boiling heat transfer.


CO5: Research on this new topic to design modern mini and microchannels heat exchangers with nanofluids exhibiting much higher thermal efficiency and saving energy.


UCH843: Scale Up and Pilot Plant Methods in Chemical Engineering

CO1: Scale-up the fluid phase and fluid-fluid reactor.


CO2: Scale-up the mixing units and separation units.


CO3: Scale-up for mass transfer processes.

UCH844: Petroleum Technology


CO1: Acquired knowledge of characterization of petroleum.


CO2: Know the properties and specification of petroleum products.


CO3: Acquired knowledge of different separation processes involved in petroleum refinery.


CO4: Acquired knowledge of various conversion processes involved in petroleum refinery.

UCH845: Polymer Technology


CO1: Understand the polymer synthesis techniques.


CO2: Understand the structure-processing-property relationship of polymers.


CO3: Understand and apply the various processing and manufacturing techniques.


CO4: Understand the basic issues involved in polymer blends, composites and nanocomposites.