Process operation program prepares graduates to work as process operators in processing industries such as petrochemical, fertilizer, natural gas processing, metallurgical, petroleum refining, utilities, manufacturing and production, and food and beverage production. The program involves the study of chemical engineering technology courses such as unit operations, process control, industry safety, process simulation, and quality control. There is a considerable emphasis on the hands-on-job training as a significant part of this program.
Process operators should have good hand-eye coordination, vision, hearing and manual dexterity, strong communication skills, and are able to work well with others in a team environment.
Graduates of the Process Operation program can expect to find employment as process operators and technologists in areas such as oil & gas extraction and refining, petroleum production installations, petrochemical industries, primary metal manufacturing, thermal power plants and water and waste treatment facilities.