Gas Engineering is a field of profession that involved activities such as gas processing, pipeline transmission & distribution and gas utilization. Skills and expertise in the process design, installation, system operation, project supervision, research and management are important to ensure those activities are performed in a safe and efficient manner for the benefit of mankind. With the 84.9 trillion cubic feet (2004) gas reserves, Malaysia is in need of skill manpowers in gas engineering area in order to utilize this energy that is estimated to last for about 6o years. Malaysia is 16th in the list of world gas reserves. In 1984, the first Gas Processing Plant in Peninsular Malaysia (Terengganu) was launched. This mark the beginning of gas era in Malaysia that was followed by the implementation of peninsular gas utilization projects.
Gas engineer has been in high demand to meet the increasing manpower requirement to support the numerous gas projects. These are in the area of gas liquefaction, gas processing, petrochemical processing and the delivery of gas to the power plant, industrial user, commercial center, domestic consumer throughout peninsular Malaysia. A combination of chemical process and gas engineering knowledge make it a uniquely distinct engineering discipline as the graduate can work as a chemical and process engineer as well as gas engineer for transportation and gas utilization..
Knowledge in chemical engineering will enable the graduates to also work in petrochemical industries, oleo chemical industries, manufacturing industries, governmental and private sectors. Our graduates can apply to company such as PETRONAS, SHELL, EXXONMOBIL, Energy Commission of Malaysia, Gas Malaysia Sdn Bhd, SIRIM, DOSH, NIOSH, Consultant company and service industry. Chemical (gas) graduates can also involve in teaching and R&D at higher learning institutions and research centers.
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