BEng. Process Operations and Maintenance

BEng Chemical Engineering

About this program

BEng Process Operations and Maintenance program is a four year degree program for those who want to gain knowledge in a focused area of chemical and mechanical engineering to pursue a career in industry or continue in graduate studies. The degree is awarded after the successful completion of 132 credit hours of undergraduate work listed in the curriculum below including a compulsory industrial internship and Capstone project.

The multifaceted discipline covers process plant operations, chemical plant safety, process control and maintenance management as required in modern oil and gas industry. It provides students with a specialization in process equipment and design, flow line fabrication and control, operation and maintenance, utilities and service systems.

Other than the core specialisation, this program has one concentration in Maintenance Management

Career Opportunities

Process Operations and Maintenance graduates will pursue careers in the field as practicing engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers and researchers. Most often, they find employment opportunities in the oil and gas industries relating to their specialization, as design engineers, process engineers, materials engineers, quality and maintenance engineers and environmental engineers.

What will you Study?

1st Year - The program will follow a common Level 1 structure of University undergraduate engineering curriculum
2nd Year
Semester 3 Semester 4
University English 3 2 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2
Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus 3 Differential equations 4
Physics Laboratory 1 Environmental Science 2
Physics 2 3 Professional Development for Engineers 2
Engineering Mechanics 3 Analytical Chemistry 2
Material Science 3 Process Calculations 3
    Materials Testing Laboratory 1
Total Credits (6 Courses) 15 Total Credits (7 Courses) 16
Exit with Diploma in Science (66 Credit Hours)


3rd Year
Semester 5 Semester 6
Probability & Statistics 3 Core Course 2 / Concentration Elective 2 3
Core Course 1 / Concentration Elective 1 3 Core Course 3 / Concentration Elective 3 3
Engineering Thermodynamics 3 Fluid Mechanics 3
Mechanical Design Principles 4 Mass Transfer Operations 3
Process Instrumentation and Control Engineering 3 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3
Process Instrumentation and Control Laboratory 1 Integrated Project 2
Total Credits (6 Courses) 17 Total Credits (6 Courses) 17


4th Year
Semester 7 Semester 8
Process Plant Economics and Management 3 Capstone Project – 2 3
Core Course 4 / Concentration Elective 4 3 Organizational Behavior and Management 3
Heat Transfer 3 Technical Elective 3
Process Equipment Maintenance 3 Core Course 5 / Concentration Elective 5 3
Process Equipment and Plant Design 3 Industrial Internship 2
Capstone Project – 1 3    
Total Credits (6 Courses) 18 Total Credits (5 Courses) 14
Exit with Bachelor of Engineering  in Process Operations and Maintenance (132 Credit Hours)



Concentration Courses : Process Operations and Maintenance

  • Industrial Operations and Technology
  • Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals Technology
  • Maintenance of Instruments and Systems
  • Manufacturing Process and Joining Techniques
  • Computer Aided Process Design
  • Machine Condition Monitoring
  • Hazard Analysis and Safety Management


Concentration Courses: Maintenance Management 

  • Operations and Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance of Instruments and Systems
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Machine Condition Monitoring
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Operations Research
  • Hazard Analysis and Safety Management



Technical Elective Courses

  • Oil and Natural Gas Processing
  • Water Treatment and Desalination
  • Piping Design and Analysis
  • Machine Condition Monitoring
  • Hazard Analysis and Safety Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Polymer and Plastic Technology

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