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Master in Process Plant Operation


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Why choose our MPP Programme?

  • One year programme with three semesters (minimum)
  • A "bridge to PhD" programme. 
  • Courses are designed and delivered by senior academicians and industrial expers.
  • Flexible and various delivery modes including on-site activities, industrial case studies, industrial-based problem-based learning and etc.
  • Weekends or everning classes are available for busy professionals at UMP Gambang campus, INSTEP and other potential locations*. 
  • Delivery mode includes hands-on practical based on real case study that requires industrial experties in supervision and assessment. 
  • 10-days hands-on experience in an upstream/downstream plant environment at INSTEP Upstream Downstream Training Plant.

          *Gebeng industrial area (Pahang), Kerteh industrial area (Terengganu) or RAPID PETRONAS Pengerang (Johor) depending on the demand.


  • FKKSA is developing Master in Process Plant Operation program by coursework with the aim to produce graduates who are versatile in career transition for handling process plant. This program is also aimed at producing graduates who are not only competent in managing and operating process plant as well as applying latest and advanced technology, but at the same time showing organisation leadership, professionalism and responsibility towards soceity and environment. 

Targeted Candidates

  • Graduate that have Bachelor in Chemical Engineering.
  • Industrial personal who have involved in process plant. 

Program Structure

Courses   Credit Hours
Core Process and Chemical Engineering 24
Elective   6
Dissertation  10
Total  40

 Mode & Duration of Programme

   Full Time     3 Semester     1 Year
   Part Time     6 Semester     3 Years


Credit Hrs.
Semester I
Logistic and Operation Management
Project Management
Financial Analysis
Research Methodology 
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Semester II
*Plant Integrity, Maintenance and Troubleshooting
*Chemical Process Design and Equipment
*Process and Production Control 
*Process Safety Management
Master Project 1
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Semester III
Master Project 2
10 Credits
 3 Credits
*Part of this subjects will be taught at INSTEP

Elective Subjects

Elective Subject   Credit Hours
Energy Management 3
*Plant Utilities 3
Environmental Management and Sustainability Development 3
Strategic Marketing, Planning and Implementation 3
Quality Control and Assurance 3
*Part of this subjects will be taught at INSTEP

Entry Requirement

Candidates who would like to apply for this programme must meet the following conditions:

  •  A bachelor's degree with minikum CPA of 2.50 or equivalent as accepted by the University Senate or
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent note meeting CPA of 2.50 can be accepted subject to a minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field.

English Language Requirement

All international students must at least meet one of the folowing requirements:

  • Students must have IELTS Band 5.0 or TOEFL 500. The certification should not be more than 2 years from the date test taken and registration of candidature. Exception- English requirement is not needed for international students with Bachelor and Masters' degrees from Malaysia universities. 
  • IELTS Band 5.0 and below and/or TOEFL 500 and below must attend Enhancement Module of the Pre-sessional Englinsh Course (PEC).
  • Students without any English language certification must attent English course- Pre- sessional English Course (PEC).


  •  Intakes are twice in the year : February and September

For more information on postgraduate study, kindly click on this link http://ips.ump.edu.my/index.php/en/


Further information :

Head of Master Program
Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Lebuhraya Tun Razak
26300 Gambang, Kuantan
Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel: +609 549 2888/2873
Fax: +609 549 2889
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