Msc in Process Integration JPT/BPP(R/524/7/0040)07/19 PDF Print E-mail


Process Integration is a systematic design methodology that addresses issues related to energy efficiency, waste minimisation and an efficient use of raw materials. Currently the conceptual design stage is greatly facilitated by the use of simulations, either in a design of a new plant or in conducting improvement studies in an existing


However, the simulation approach suffers from lack of synthesis capability and inability to provide an overall contextual overview of the entire plant. This drawback at the conceptual design stage will have serious consequences in determining the environmental impact, economic viability and safety features of the final designKnowledge of Process Integration is essential in arriving at better designs that will meet the calls for efficiency in the use of energy, efficiency in the use of materials and reduction of emissions.




  • Bachelors Degree in the field of Engineering or Science from UTP or other recognised universities.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with working experience in the related field.
  • Applicants with other qualifications can be considered if they have the necessary research experience and could show capabilities to pursue postgraduate studies.


The programme structure is as follows:


  • Six (6) core modules 14 credit hours
  • Four (4) courses for each specialization 12 credit hours
  • Two (2) Elective Management Modules 4 credit hours
  • Research Methodology - 2 credit hours
  • Dissertation Project 8 credit hours
  • TOTAL 40 credit hours


Core Modules


1. Modelling
2. Process Safety
3. Optimisation
4. Heat Integration
5. Cogeneration and Site Utility System
6. Design Projects
7. MSc Dissertation


Management Electives


Student will select only 2 modules from the list below:


1. Engineering Economy
2. Operation Management
3. Strategic Management
4. Multinational Business and Finance




Students will choose one of the three major areas below:

Specialisation 1: Environmental Process Design

  • Cleaner Production
  • Environmental Design for Atmospheric Emissions
  • Environmental Design for Aqueous Emissions
  • Synthesis of Reaction and Separation System

Specialisation 2: Advanced Chemical Process Design

  • Synthesis of Reaction and Separation System
  • Advanced Distillation Design
  • Design of Fine and Speciality Chemicals Processes
  • Operability and Control


Specialisation 3: Refinery Design and Operation

  • Refinery and Petrochemical Processes
  • Refinery Optimisation
  • Advanced Distillation Design
  • Operability and Control



  • 2 years minimum (Part time)
  • 1 year minimum (Full time)




  • English




The MSc in Process Integration is an internationally recognised degree that will allow graduates to enhance their career opportunities in industry, research establishments or the academia.

For further information, contact:

Program Manager

Dr Lau Kok Keong
MSc in Process Integration
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS,
Bandar Seri Iskandar,
31750 Tronoh,
Perak Darul Ridzuan
Tel : 605-368 7589
Email :

For admission, contact:

M Shahrul Nizam Shah Kobat 
Admission Unit,
Registry Office
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS,
Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak
Tel: +605 - 368 8403, Fax: +605 - 365 4082