Polymer engineering is a division of engineering which utilizes the knowledge and concept of chemical engineering to make easy designing, developing and manufacturing pieces from polymers. Polymer engineers utilize the principles of thermodynamics, process design, plant design and transport phenomena to increase new products. Polymer engineers also manage the production process of plastics and other polymers. Under their management, plastic molders and technicians to carry out the manufacturing processes. Polymer engineering is emerging as one of the most important fields of engineering with varied applications in low weight–high strength designs, aerospace applications and in general replacing metals with same strength with lesser density.

List of Courses: -


  • Diploma in Polymer Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science & Chemical Technology    
  • Bachelor of Technology in Polymer Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Technology in Polymer Science & Chemical Technology    
  • Master of Technology in Polymer Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Polymer Technology    
  • Master of Technology in Polymer Nano Technology   

Basic Eligibility



For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for this course is 4 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.


Some of its specialized fields are: -


  • Epoxys
  • Elastomers
  • Medical Plastics
  • Automotive Plastics
  • Biodegradable Plastics
  • Pendle Polymer Engineering
  • Adtech Polymer Engineering
  • Hallam Polymer Engineering
  • Precision Polymer Engineering
  • Recycled or Recyclable Plastics

Job Prospects

Talented professionals in this field are rising day by day, which has lead to creation of lots of employment opportunities for talented engineers. Career prospects include offers from plastic industries in production, quality and testing, polymer application industries for development of high grade polymer. The R&D in this area is also critical to development of new polymers and industries also employ engineers in development of techniques, processes in polymer production.

Graduates professionals can also seek employment in various industries such as computing, medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, IT, aerospace, automotive as well as the rubber and plastic industries. In the public sector polymer technologists, scientists and engineers can seek employment opportunities in the natural gas and petroleum sectors, such as in oil and natural gas commission (ONGC), engineering plants, petrochemicals and so on.

Some job profiles: -


  • Facility Manager
  • Polymer Specialists
  • Testing Technologist
  • Production Engineers
  • Marketing Executives
  • Materials Technologist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Research and Development Technologist

Remuneration: -

Polymer engineer's income mostly depends upon their qualifications and experience. For those who want to pursue a career in polymer engineering, their initial salary starts from Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 15,000 per month excluding other allowances. Graduates working in private sector can earn more than the public sector. Those who are in senior positions holding designations such as engineers/scientists with more than 5 years of working experience can get salary around Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 80,000 per month.

Engineering Colleges for Polymer Engineering

Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Tirunelveli was formerly known as Anna University of Technology, Tirunelveli is a regional office of Anna University . Anna University, one of the excellent institutions of the southern part...

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Anna University, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University, Chennai was established in 1978 as a unitary type of University. The Anna University, which is of the affiliated type, is a member of the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities...

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B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College (BSARCEC), Chennai was established in 1984 as a Muslim minority college and is presently affiliated to the premier and world renowned Anna University. The College is acclaimed throughout...

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Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mersa was established in 1955. The Institute has been accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) & the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) established by the UGC...

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College of Engineering & Technology Akola

Akola, Maharashtra, India

College of Engineering & Technology (COETA), Akola a private self financed college was established in 1983 and is affiliated to Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University, Amravati (NAAC accredited). It is recognised by the Government of...

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College of Engineering, Guindy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

The College of Engineering, Guindy completed its 200th anniversary in the year 1994. It was started as a Survey School in the year 1794, and was established as a college in 1859. It was finally set up into a technical institute in 1978....

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Delhi Technological University, Delhi

Delhi, Delhi, India

Delhi Technological University (DTU), Delhi was established in 1941 and it was formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering. The institute was started to cater the needs of Indian industries for trained technical manpower with...

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Institute of Chemical Technology

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai was established in1993 as the UDCT-University Department of Chemical Technology of the University of Bombay with the noble intention of advancing India’s knowledge reserves in...

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Kamaraj College of Engineering & Technology, Chennai

Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Kamaraj College of Engineering & Technology (KCET), Chennai was established in 1998. It is promoted and supported by virudhunagar Hindu Nadars' devasthanam, various Hindu Nadars' mahamai Tharappus in virudhunagar and other places...

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Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune was established in 1983, one of the first private engineering college in Maharashtra which still remains the flagship institute of the group and currently the best engineering college...

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