Department of Chemical Engineering

Currently there are about 100 different engineering disciplines. These use the fundamental sciences (physics, chemistry, biology) together with mathematics to create goods and services that benefit humanity and solve some of our largest social and economic problems. Chemical engineering addresses problems that arise in chemical reactions with the help of applied chemistry and the basic principles of engineering. Creating more useful products from raw materials in order to produce machines and equipment is also a part of chemical engineering. The main difference between chemical engineers and other engineers is that chemical engineers know more about basic chemical principles and use their knowledge to solve technical problems. A chemical engineer’s education is wide enough that they are also known as universal engineers.

Education

Chemical engineers spend four years studying for their Bachelor's degree. They start with basic courses and then move to more complex subjects, with courses covering mathematics, physics, inorganic, organic and analytic chemistry, computer programming, technical drawing, balancing mass and energy, differential equations, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, materials science, chemical reaction engineering, mathematical modeling, chemical engineering design, reactor design, dynamics and control of processes, optimization, laboratory practices, and finally, a graduation thesis.

Where Chemical Engineers Work

All industrial enterprises and factories, plus producers of food, ceramics, textiles, glass, traditional energy, gas, automobiles, cement, pharmaceuticals, paints, metals, renewable energy, nuclear energy, plastics, fertilizers, and polymers employ chemical engineers.

History

The Department of Chemical Engineering was opened in the 2007-2008 academic year as part of the Faculty of Engineering at Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, in order to prepare Bachelor’s and Master’s students in chemical engineering. Currently, the best qualified specialists from Turkey and Kyrgyzstan work in the department, working on national and international projects. 

The department started accepting students in the 2007-2008 academic year, and the first Master’s students graduated in the 2009-2010 academic year.

Goals of the Department

We aim to prepare students who are competitive at the national and international levels and equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today's world. By graduation, our students are able to plan, design and manage chemical industry and research. Students also search for connections both within and beyond their fields, and expand, strengthen and use their interests to solve the scientific, social and ecological problems of society today.

Degrees from Manas University are protected by Kyrgyz and Turkish law. During their studies, students have opportunities to study with partner universities in Turkey through the Mevlana program. We are proud of our truly international education and campus life. 

PhD.
Nahit AKTAŞ

Head of the Department

Welcome to Chemical Engineering Department

Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that uses the chemical and physical processes to develop and make novel products. Chemical engineers are able to contribute to the technology and increase the quality of society. We believe that Chemical Engineers play an important role in daily life, as they are involved in the design and modification of processes to produce desirable and novel products. They are employed variety of sectors covering;
Energy
Environment
Health
Chemical Engineering Department at Manas University was established in 2007. Over the past few years, it has gained in educational programs in both undergraduate and graduate levels.  We hope that you will find our web site informative whether you are interested in undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral studies.

1 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
UME-111 PHYSICS I 4 ( 3 - 2 ) 5 MC Download
BIL-100 INFORMATICS 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
BES-105 PHYSICAL EDUCATION III 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
CEV-100 ECOLOGY 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
ING-111 ENGLISH I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KGZ-103 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KMM-101 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
KMM-103 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
KMM-105 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I 2 ( 0 - 4 ) 4 MC Download
MAT-111 MATHEMATICS I 4 ( 3 - 2 ) 5 MC Download
RSC-103 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
2 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
UME-111 PHYSICS I 4 ( 3 - 2 ) 5 MC Download
BIL-100 INFORMATICS 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
BES-105 PHYSICAL EDUCATION III 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
CEV-100 ECOLOGY 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
ING-111 ENGLISH I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KGZ-103 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KMM-101 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
KMM-103 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
KMM-105 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I 2 ( 0 - 4 ) 4 MC Download
MAT-111 MATHEMATICS I 4 ( 3 - 2 ) 5 MC Download
RSC-103 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
3 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
CEV-200 KYRGYZSTAN GEOGRAPHY 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
FLS-210 WORLD AND TURKIC CIVILIZATIONS 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
KGZ-203 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE III 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KMM-201 MASS AND ENERGY BALANCES 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 6 MC Download
KMM-203 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
KMM-205 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
MAT-211 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
RSC-203 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE III 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
TAR-251 HISTORY OF KYRGYZSTAN 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
4 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
BIO-210 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
DES-202 HIS.OF KYR.N, GEO. OF K-N, KYR. LAN. AND LIT STATE EX. 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
FLS-200 PHİLOSOPHY 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
KGZ-204 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IV 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KMM-202 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KMM-204 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 5 MC Download
KMM-206 FLUID MECHANICS 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
KMM-210 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
RSC-204 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE IV 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
STJ-202 INTERNSHIP I 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
TAR-252 HISTORY OF REPUBLIC OF TURKEY 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
TUR-200 MANAS STUDIES 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
5 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
KMÜ-301 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING UNIT OPERATIONS II 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
KMÜ-303 CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 5 MC Download
KMÜ-317 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 5 ( 4 - 2 ) 6 MC Download
KMÜ-307 MATERIAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
KMÜ-319 ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS I 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 7 MC Download
YÖD-301 TERM PROJECT I 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
KMÜ-321 BIOMATERIALS 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
KMÜ-323 INTRODUCTION TO NANOTECHNOLOGY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
KMÜ-325 METROLOGY STANDARDIZATION AND CERTIFICATION 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
6 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
KMÜ-302 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING UNIT OPERATIONS III 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
KMÜ-320 PROCESS CONTROL 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
KMÜ-322 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY I 2 ( 0 - 4 ) 2 MC Download
KMÜ-324 ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS II 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
KMÜ-310 REACTOR DESIGN 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 MC Download
KMÜ-326 CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES 4 ( 4 - 0 ) 5 MC Download
YÖD-302 TERM PROJECT II 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
YÖD-304 TERM PROJECT III 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
STJ-302 INDUSTRIAL TRAINING II 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
KMÜ-336 MECHANICAL SEPARATION PROCESSES 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
KMÜ-332 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
KMÜ-334 ENGINEERING RHEOLOGY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
7 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
YÖD-401 TERM PROJECT IV 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
KMÜ-401 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 5 MC Download
KMÜ-403 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
KMÜ-405 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY II 2 ( 0 - 4 ) 2 MC Download
BTZ-451 GRADUATION THESIS I 3 ( 1 - 4 ) 3 MC Download
KMÜ-425 TECHNOLOGY NEW MATERIALS 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 6 EC Download
KMÜ-427 CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 6 EC Download
KMÜ-429 ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 6 EC Download
KMÜ-431 NANOTECHNOLOGY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 6 EC Download
KMÜ-407 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS 4 ( 2 - 4 ) 6 MC Download
8 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
KMÜ-402 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II 4 ( 2 - 4 ) 4 MC Download
KMÜ-404 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
KMÜ-406 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY III 2 ( 0 - 4 ) 2 MC Download
BTZ-452 GRADUATION THESIS I 3 ( 1 - 4 ) 3 MC Download
STJ-402 INDUSTRIAL TRAINING III 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 6 MC Download
DES-402 KYRGYZSTAN HISTORY STATE EXAMINATION 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 1 MC Download
DES-400 SPECIAL GENERAL STATE EXAM 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 1 MC Download
DES-404 GRADUATION THESIS DISSERTATION EXAMINATION 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
KMÜ-422 MATHEMATICAL MODELING 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
KMÜ-424 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
KMÜ-426 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
KMÜ-480 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
* MC - Must Course, EC - Elective Course

Research Areas

The faculty at the Department of Chemical Engineering carry out research in the following fields:

  • Developing the physical-chemical technological base for creating ceramics materials out of local raw materials;
  • Nanotechnology;
  • Membrane processes, processes of heat and mass transfer, mathematical modeling;
  • Studying cotton and its stem (guzapan) to create carbon adsorbent and chemical materials;
  • The contents of trace elements in agricultural raw materials and environmental objects;
  • The chemical makeup of water, soil, and grain plants;
  • Optimization of filtration kinetics in openings.

Main research areas

The faculty of the department conducts scientific research and engages students in science by conducting scientific seminars. The main directions of research are as follows:

Title of research work / Fields of expertise

Main researcher (head)

Participants

Kinetics, catalysis and reactor design, process dynamics and control, renewable energy and fuel cells, mathematical modeling and simulation, transport phenomena, industrial chemical processes.

Prof.Dr. Selahattin  GULTEKIN

Prof.Dr. Selahattin  GULTEKIN
PhD students

Modification of carbon and metal surfaces, manufacturing new organic electrodes, nanoparticle synthesis and characterization, modified nanoparticle-based biosensors.

Prof.Dr. Ali Osman SOLAK

Prof.Dr. Ali Osman SOLAK
PhD students

Condensation of mixed vapours: simultaneous heat and mass transfer; membrane processes: pervaporation; preparation of polymer and ceramic membranes; supported and emulsion type liquid membranes; polymer inclusion membranes; solvent recovery from vapour-gas mixtures; mathematical modeling.

Prof.Dr. Osman TUTKUN
PhD students

Bio-fuel cell, Fluidized Bed and Biofilm Reactors, Cells and Enzymes Immobilization, Wastewater Treatment and Heavy Metal Removal, Design and Statically Analysis of Biological Processes, Mathematical modelling of Reaction and Enzyme Kinetics, Nanotechnology and catalysts of new generation.

Prof.Dr.Nahit Aktaş


 

Prof.Dr.Nahit Aktaş


 

Technology, structure and properties of technical ceramics, technology of refractory non-metal silicate materials.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Bakit BORKOEV

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Bakit BORKOEV

Thermo-oxidative degradation of lignite, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, adsorbents from local waste herbs.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kulumkan SARTOVA

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kulumkan SARTOVA

Physical and chemical properties of biological activity coordination compounds, accumulation and migration of elements in the "water-soil-plant" system.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kalipa SALIYEVA

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kalipa SALIYEVA

Nanotechnology, synthesis of nanomaterials, plasma processes, material electronics.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Emil OMURZAK Uulu

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Emil OMURZAK Uulu

Chromatographic methods of analysis, spectrometric analyzes, kinetics of fermentation processes, chemical composition of food products, synthetic and natural dyes, methods for studying phenolic compounds.

Lect.Dr. Aichurok MAZHITOVA

Lect.Dr. Aichurok MAZHITOVA

Reactor Design, Mathematical Modeling and Simulation, Fuel Cells, Nanotechnology.

Research Assistant Alimzhan KALBEKOV

Research Assistant Alimzhan KALBEKOV

The Department of Chemical Engineering engages students in a holistic sense: it's not only necessary to memorize equations, but also to fully understand how they work and to communicate that to others. The academic programs at KTMU are designed to give students the tools that they need to be successful in their chosen field, which includes not only a deep understanding of chemical engineering, but also of teamwork, communication, and critical thinking. 

Undergraduate students spend their time split between classrooms and laboratories, learning the basics of chemistry and laboratory science. In their final years, they start independent research projects, leading to their final theses. Each student completes a thesis, and defends it before a panel. 

Students who have successfully completed their Bachelor's degree can either find a job in their chosen field or continue their studies in a graduate program. Some students enter graduate programs abroad, while others continue studying at KTMU. Graduate students are even more involved in research projects, while continuing their classroom studies. They work closely with faculty members to complete their thesis, which also must be defended in front of a panel. 

Graduates of the Department of Chemical Engineering have sufficiently wide yet specialized knowledge that allows them to work at large, medium, and small enterprises in a variety of fields. They are trained to design chemical and industrial processes and can successfully operate modern chemical equipment. They posses knowledge that allows them to solve complex technological problems in chemical production. 

The graduates of the Department successfully work in chemical and mining companies. They work in private and public organizations, such as Kumtor Gold Company, Ak-Tiuz Gold Company, Coca-Cola Bishkek, Bonetsky Laboratory, the Ministry of Health, as well as cement and paint factories, and in educational establishments. 

The Department has an active internship program, where students spend summer by working with a company and learning about what they do. In some cases, students can find work after graduation in these companies. Students have completed internships with companies such as National Paints, International Molybdenum and Tungsten Enterprise, Kyrgyz Petroleum Company, and Chui Glass.