History

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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Indonesia first established by name Department of Gas Engineering, University of Indonesia in 1981. There were two study programs which were established almost simultaneously in 1981.

Initially the Gas Engineering Study Program was established under the Metallurgy Department to meet the needs of engineering graduates in the field of gas liquefaction. Gas Engineering students come from students from the Metallurgy, Machinery, Chemistry and Physics Department. In collaboration with PERTAMINA, the Study Program received some assistance in the form of limited education funds, teaching staff who have industry experience, on-the-job training </ em> for students as well as 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 the development of industries 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 offered a chemical engineering study program with an emphasis on courses in gas and petrochemical technology. Starting in the academic year 1985/1986, the Department of Gas and Petrochemical Engineering has received 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 Statute of the UI-BHMN, the term study program was changed to a department in 2003, and in 2006 the Department of Gas and Petrochemical Engineering changed to the Department of Chemical Engineering. While for 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 are each inaugurated in 2002, 2004 and 2007. The University of Indonesia’s Chemical Engineering Department has the address of the UI Chemical Engineering Department, New Campus UI, Depok 16424, Indonesia.