BEng. Process Operations and Maintenance

BEng Chemical Engineering

About this program

BEng Process Operations and Maintenance program is a four year degree program offered to 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 specialization, 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
Semester 1 Semester 2
University English I3 University English II3
Ethics in Workplace2 Oman History and Islamic Culture3
Calculus I4 Entrepreneurship Workshop & Seminars1
General Chemistry for Engineering4 Calculus II4
Engineering Drawing2 Physics I4
Introduction to Computer Programming2 Basic Electrical Engineering2
Engineering Workshop1   
Total Credits (7 Courses) 18 Total Credits (6 Courses) 17

2nd Year
Semester 3 Semester 4
University English III 2 Process Calculations 3
Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus 3 Differential Equations 4
Physics II 3 Environmental Science 2
Physics Laboratory 1 Professional Development for Engineers 2
Engineering Mechanics 3 Analytical Chemistry 3
Material Science 3 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
Total Credits (6 Courses) 15 Total Credits (7 Courses) 17

3rd Year
Semester 5 Semester 6
Probability & Statistics 3 Core / Concentration Elective II 3
Core / Concentration Elective I 3 Core / Concentration Elective III 3
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2 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) 16 Total Credits (6 Courses) 17

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



Core: Process Operations and Maintenance

  • Industrial Operations and Technology
  • Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals Technology
  • Process Modeling and Simulation
  • Process Equipment and Plant Design
  • Computer Aided Process Design
  • Manufacturing Process and Joining Techniques
  • Hazard Analysis and Safety Management


Concentration : Maintenance Management

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



Technical Electives

  • Multicomponent Distillation (Mass Transfer Operations)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Processing
  • Water Treatment and Desalination
  • Piping Design and Analysis
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

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