The department has been providing research supervision for higher degrees such as PGDip, MSc, MScEng, MPhil and PhD in chemical engineering and related fields. One of the major research areas of the Department is energy studies related to chemical and process industries that include combustion, gasification, fluidisation, fluidised bed drying, drying of solids and solutions and renewable energy technologies. Environmental pollution control engineering related to process industries, the energy sector, and the transport sector is the other major research area of the department. In addition, the department conducts research in computer aided design, food engineering and control in chemical engineering and biochemical engineering, in collaboration with the Faculty of Science, UOP.
The department offers a postgraduate programme in Environmental Pollution Control Engineering (EPCEng) leading to Postgraduate Diploma, MSc and MScEng in EPCEng and offering MPhils and PhDs in diverse chemical engineering branches.