MSc. Chemical Process Engineering

About this program
(In Academic Partnership with University of South Carolina, USA)
(Degree Awarded by National University, Oman)

The MSc in Chemical Process Engineering program is designed to develop a clear understanding of the chemical and process engineering discipline with a number of advanced core courses that are relevant to the changing priorities and requirements of the modern process industries. These include transport phenomena, applied process design, reaction engineering, process simulation and process nstrumentation. By the completion of the program, students are equipped with skills and knowledge suitable for careers in chemical and process engineering, operations, management, and consultancy. They are also able to contribute to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of process industries.

Students enrolled in this program are required to successfully complete 45 credit hours to be awarded the MSc degree.

Career Opportunities

MSc graduates are employed in regional and international in the oil and gas industries, fertilizer and cement industries, and desalination projects in state and private organisations.


  • Students who successfully complete 30 credit hours will be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Process Engineering.
  • Students who successfully complete 45 credit hours will be awarded Master of Science in Process Engineering

Entry requirements

In addition to the general master’s entry requirements, the specific program requirements are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering including chemical, process, petroleum, mechanical, energy and environment engineering program from an internationally recognised university.
  • Applicants must have CGPA of not less than “GOOD” or equivalent. Pass grade will be accepted if the candidate is having at least two years of experience in the field of specialisation.
  • Candidates from other disciplines may be considered case by case basis, if they have relevant work experience of not less than 3 years.
  • Proficiency in English language equivalent to IELTS band 6 or TOEFL score 550 or its equivalents.
  • Experienced students with diploma or advanced diploma will also be considered as per the MoHE regulations

What will you Study?

Semester 1
Course Name Credit hours
Methods and Strategies  in Research 3
Transport Phenomena 4
Applied Process Design 4
Total Credit Hours 11
Semester 2
Course Name Credit hours
Advance Chemical Reaction Engineering 4
Process Instrumentation And Control 4
Elective 1 4
Total Credit Hours 12
Semester 3
Course Name Credit hours
Economics and Financial Management for Engineers                              4
Process Modelling & Simulation 4
Elective 2 4
Total Credit Hours 12
Total Cumulative for exit 35
Postgraduate Diploma with minimum of 30 credit hours
Semester 4
Course Name Credit hours
Master Thesis 9
Research Seminar 1
Total Credit Hours 10
Total Cumulative for exit degree 45
Master of Science

Elective 1

  • Petrochemical Technologies
  • Computer Aided Process Engineering
  • Water & Wastewater treatment 
  • Oil and Gas Operation and Maintenance

Elective 2

  • Emerging Technologies 
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Hazard Analysis and Safety Management
  • Energy & Environmental Engineering
  • Project Management

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