The Department of Chemical Engineering University Indonesia was first established under the name Department of Gas Engineering, University of Indonesia in 1981. There were two study programs that were founded almost simultaneously in 1981.
Initially the Gas Engineering Study Program was established under the Department of Metallurgy to meet the need for engineering graduates in the field of gas liquefaction. Gas Engineering students come from students from the Departments of Metallurgy, Engineering, Chemistry and Physics. Through collaboration with PERTAMINA, the Study Program received some assistance in the form of limited educational funds, teaching staff who have industrial experience, on-the-job training for students and also visits to related industries.
In the same year the Chemical Engineering Study Program was established under the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This study program is aimed at meeting the shortage of workers in industrial development in the field of Chemical Engineering in Indonesia. In 1985, the two study programs were combined into the Department of Gas and Petrochemical Engineering, which offers a chemical engineering study program with an emphasis in gas and petrochemical technology. Starting from the 1985/1986 academic year, the Department of Gas and Petrochemical Engineering has accepted first semester students through the New Student Registration Selection (SIPENMARU).
The Department of Gas and Petrochemical Engineering was initially grouped into the Gas and Petrochemical Engineering Study Program in 1989, but was then grouped into the Chemical Engineering Study Program in 1996.
Based on the UI-BHMN Statutes, the term study program was changed to department in 2003, and in 2006 the Department of Gas and Petrochemical Engineering changed to the Department of Chemical Engineering. Meanwhile, at the postgraduate level, the Master’s Program in Chemical Engineering, the Master’s Program in Natural Gas Management and the Doctoral Program in Chemical Engineering were inaugurated in 2002, 2004 and 2007 respectively. The Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Indonesia has the address of the UI Chemical Engineering Department, Baru Campus UI, Depok 16424, Indonesia.