Petrochemical Engineering

Objective

To form professionals with a high quality technique, social, environmental and ethical awareness contributing to transform crude oil and natural gas into chemical and petrochemical products with a high commercial value.

Candidate’s Profile

Petrochemical engineering candidates display characteristics that are important elements in the study plan. Attitudes, knowledge, skills and competences required are based on:

  • Student’s age
  • High school educational forming.
  • High school knowledge such as mathematics and scientific method in physics and chemistry appliance.
  • Social and humanistic characteristics.

Schooling background

The candidate must previously complete the high school programme preferentially in physical-mathematical sciences.

Learning to know

SThe candidate needs a strong knowledge in mathematics and scientific method application in physics and chemistry acquired in high school.

Graduate´s profile

The graduate has an integral formation in basic sciences and engineering in order to solve problems by using systems and media, process simulation and control, materials technology elements, energy saving and the necessary competences to develop new products and processes enriched by the use of foreign languages so as to adapt in a globalised environment.

The graduate displays skills such as leadership, organizational capacity, capacity to gather and analyse information, capacity to adapt to changeable situations, strategic thinking, entrepreneurial initiative and capacity to communicate. The graduate also shows values such as ethics, tolerance, honesty and responsibility.

Skills

  • Associate and apply principles, theories and laws of the phenomena related to shipping and both physical and chemical transforming of oil and natural gas in the industry.
  • Apply petro-chemical engineering principles to find solutions to problems on the analysis, design and industrial control equipment in the microeconomics frame reference.
  • Plan, analyse design, operate, lead, and maintain crude oil and gas storage, distribution and transformation systems.
  • Use Microsoft office for analytic data statistics processing.
  • Establish methodologies and procedures of tendencies and process currents.
  • Use crude oil, natural gas and by-products properties data tables and banks as well as supplies and products control regulations and procedures.
  • Operate regulations and procedures to control pollution from process plants.
  • Apply and supervise security and hygiene measures, risk operation prevention, contingency operation and waste control.
  • Apply starting, operation and shutdown process plants as well as to supervise control equipment calibration and maintenance.
  • Use design, material selection and maintenance monitoring programmes codes.
  • Program and supervise inspection and security procedures to prevent accidents in process, transport, distribution and storage equipment.
  • Program and supervise wear equipment evaluating examinations to guarantee a good operation.
  • Implement regulations and verify quality procedures in the production processes as well as to foster quality systems certification and maintenance.
  • Model, simulate and optimise process plant by using computing tools.
  • Apply theoretical, economic and administrative basis to develop engineering projects.
  • Use crude oil, natural gas and by-products refining technologies.
  • Apply business administration and quality systems basis.

    Knowledge

  • Physical and chemical properties of the rules governing crude oil, natural gas and by-products characterisation and valuation analysis methodologies.

  • Operation bases and calibration methodologies of the instrumental analysis equipment.
  • Analytic and production statistics data processing.
  • Security and hygiene, operational risks, process, transport, oil inputs and products measures.
  • Security system administration in process plants.
  • Raw material, products in process and finished products quality standards.
  • Air, soil and water pollution environmental regulations.
  • Engineering processes bases.
  • Machinery and equipment material and maintenance technologies.
  • Control and instrumentation bases and measuring and control equipment calibrating process.
  • Basic knowledge of process equipment.
  • Equipment and process plants design and selection.
  • Equipment and process plants modelling, simulation and optimisation.
  • Engineering projects methodologies.
  • Drafting and evaluation projects bases.
  • Crude oil, natural gas and by-products refining technologies.
  • Business management and quality systems bases.

    Attitudes and Values

  • Foster individual and collaborative work methodically, effectively and efficiently with empathy and recognition to become a leader in an organisation.

  • Apply crude oil, natural gas and by-products technologies with sustainability and environmental respect criteria.
  • Interpret physical and chemical analysis with ethic criterion to feedback into the process operation according to the operation conditions, product quality and environmental care.
  • Operate process plants with ethic criterion to protect the staff, the facilities and the environment.
  • Comply with strict inspection and security procedures in process plants, transport, oil industry products distribution and storage according to the business policies.
  • Fulfil in due time and form production, inspection and security programmes.
  • Foster tolerance and harmony between the inspection staff and the security as well as between the operation staff and the maintenance staff.
  • Manage the quality systems implementation, operation, and maintenance at work.
  • Participate and foster tolerance and harmony among the constituents involved in quality system.
  • Work on engineering projects formulation, development and evaluation with criteria and ethical responsibility.

Academic Requirements

  • Algebra.
    • Trigonometry.
    • Analytic Geometry.
    • Differential and Integral Calculus.
    • Classic Mechanics.
    • Elemental thermodynamics.
    • Electricity and Magnetism.
    • Atomic and molecular structure of matter.
    • General bases of Chemistry.
    • Philosophy.
    • History.
    • Literature.
    • Languages.
    • Geography.

Work Field

Learning to do

  • Associate and apply the phenomena principles, theories and laws related to shipping and both physical and chemical transforming of oil and natural gas in the industry.
  • Apply petro-chemical engineering principles to find solutions to problems on the analysis, design and industrial control equipment in the microeconomics frame reference.
  • Plan, analyse design, operate, lead, and maintain crude oil and gas storage, distribution and transformation systems.
  • Use Microsoft office for the analytic data statistics processing.
  • Establish methodologies and procedures of tendencies and process currents.
  • Establish currents of process sampling methodologies and procedures.
  • Use crude oil, natural gas and by-products properties data tables and banks as well as supplies and products control regulations and procedures.
  • Handle process plants pollutants control regulations and procedures.
  • Apply and supervise security and hygiene measures, risk operation prevention, contingency operation and waste control.
  • Apply starting, operation and shutdown process plants as well as to supervise control equipment calibration and maintenance.
  • Use design, material selection and maintenance monitoring programmes codes.
  • Program and supervise inspection and security procedures to prevent accidents in process, transport, distribution and storage equipment.
  • Program and supervise wear equipment evaluating examinations to guarantee a good operation.
  • Comply with regulations and verify quality procedures in the production processes as well as to foster quality systems certification and maintenance.
  • Model, simulate and optimise process plant by using computing tools.
  • Apply theoretical, economic and administrative basis to develop engineering projects.
  • Use crude oil, natural gas and by-products refining technologies.
  • Apply business administration and quality systems basis.

    Learning to be and learning to live together

  • Foster individual and collaborative work methodically, effectively and efficiently with empathy and recognition to become a leader in an organisation.

  • Use crude oil, natural gas and by-products refining technologies.
  • Interpret physical and chemical analysis with ethic criterion to feedback into the process operation according to the operation conditions, product quality and environmental care.
  • Operate process plants with ethic criterion to protect the staff, the facilities and the environment.
  • Comply with strict inspection and security procedures in process plants, transport, oil industry products distribution and storage according to the business policiesFulfil production, inspection and security timely and in due form.
  • Foster tolerance and harmony between the inspection staff and the security as well as between the operation staff and the maintenance staff.
  • Manage quality systems implementation, operation, and maintenance at work.
  • Participate and foster tolerance and harmony among the constituents involved in quality system.
  • Work on engineering projects formulation, development and evaluation with criteria and ethical responsibility.

Curriculum Map

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