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    The NLNG Centre for Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Engineering (CGRP) is one of the NUC-Accredited Centres of Excellence in University of Port Harcourt. The Centre runs a Professional PGD and M.Sc. Programmes in Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Engineering. Our Post-Graduate programme is industry-driven and the curriculum is drawn to impart entrepreneurial skills in our graduates. Twenty percent (20%) of the lectures are taught by industry professionals with cognate experience and qualifications; sixty percent (60%) by University of Port Harcourt, and twenty percent (20%) by collaborating university Professors nationwide in the relevant specializations.


    UNIPORT M.Sc And PGD admission in Gas, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemical Engineering, 2021/2022

    The aim of this Professional Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Engineering Master’s and PGD Degree Programmes are to provide graduates with broad-based training required for sound refining and processing of crude oil and natural gas.  The programmes will produce competent and industry-ready Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Processing graduates that will be fully prepared to work in the oil and gas industry at local and international levels. The students will be taught jointly by Lecturers from Nigerian Universities, Professors from oversea countries, as well as experts from the petroleum industry within and outside Nigeria.  The programmes will be executed under five modules, namely: General, Refining, Gas & Petrochemicals, Modeling & Design, and Project Modules which is culminated by an MSc dissertation a PGD project.

    On completion of this Programmes, the Graduates will among other skills, be able to:

    • Understand different energy types and role of fossil fuels in global energy mix
    • Grasp hydrocarbon chemistry and sequence of crude oil processing operations, including crude oil distillation, refinery equipment, and flow sheet.
    • Work on systems of energy recovery networks for refinery and petrochemicals, including monitoring tools
    • Learn about petrochemical and natural gas industry and processes, including economic and contractual aspects of the natural gas industry
    • Understand major polymer types, plastics, additives and modifiers
    • Appreciate conversion processes, including catalytic reforming, and effect of catalysis on reaction rates.
    • Work on heat exchangers and their design systems.
    • Understand reaction systems, including process flow and control, corrosion, and maintenance of equipment.
    • Practice process modeling and simulation of refinery/petrochemical systems
    • Understand key goal settings in project management, process system optimization, energy economic and supply chain management, entrepreneurship, and some business theories and models.


    Candidates must possess a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) Hon. Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical/Petrochemical, Gas Engineering or related courses, Industry/company workers with 3 years’ cognate experience who possess a 2nd Class (Lower Division) Hon. Bachelor’s degree with CGPA of 2.4 and above in any related Engineering discipline will be admitted. For the PGD, candidates with CGPA of 1.5 and above will be admitted.

    All candidates must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and also satisfy the minimum entry requirements of the Post Graduate programmes of the University of Port Harcourt.


    The duration of the programme shall be for 12 calendar months of intensive full-time study. Industry/Company workers can equally attend modular/sandwich programmes and accumulate credits.


    Successful students at the end of the programme shall receive an M.Sc. and a PGD degree Certificates in Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Engineering respectively of the University of Port Harcourt.


    A non-refundable Application Fee of twenty thousand naira (=N= 20, 000) in certified bank draft made payable to the Centre for Gas, Refining & Petrochemicals, University of Port Harcourt, Payment can also be made online via  Application Form can be obtained on-line from The Form should be completed and submitted online. A hard copy of the completed Form along with the Bank Draft should also be submitted in person or via courier to: The Ag. Director, Centre for Gas, Refining & Petrochemical Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, on or before Tuesday, 21st December, 2021. 

    Important dates to remember: (Any change will be communicated by e-mail)

    • Completed Application Forms must be returned to The Director, Center for Gas, Refining & Petrochemical Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt on or before Friday, 17th December, 2021.
    • Oral Interview holds on Tuesday, 21st December, 2021 for short-listed candidates
    • Names of short-listed candidates will be displayed on the CGRP Website
    • Academic activities will commence in January, 2022.
    • For enquiries, please email


    Mrs. Joyce C. Tamuno

    Ag. Registrar

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