Petroleum Engineering Degree Programme

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B.Eng (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering

Logo of Asia Pacific University (APU)

Campus: Kuala Lumpur

Intakes: May, September, November

Duration: 4 years

STPM Pass with at least principal / full pass / grade C (CGPA 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry
A-Level Pass with at least a pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry
UEC / Senior Middle Three (SM3) Pass with Grade B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and one of the relevant Science subjects – Physics or Chemistry and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia
APU Foundation or equivalent Pass
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above
Year 1
  • General Studies
  • Co-curricular Activities 
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Statics and Dynamics
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to C programming
  • Introduction to Management
  • Fundamental of Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Geology
Year 2
  • Introduction to Electrical System
  • Strength of Materials
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamic & Heat Transfer
  • Element of reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Formation Evaluation & Well Logging
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Safety in Oil & Gas Engineering
Year 3
  • Numerical Methods & Statistic
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Well Design & Completion
  • Sustainable Development
  • Production Engineering
  • Well Testing
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Internship
Year 4
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Engineers in Society
  • Project Phase 1 (Investigation)
  • Project Phase II (Implementation)
  • Field Development Project
  • Advance Drilling Engineering
  • Advance Well Completion
  • Gas Engineering
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

Petroleum Engineering BEng (Hons) / MEng

Logo of Heriot-Watt University

Campus: Putrajaya

Intakes: September

Duration: 3 / 4 years

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science CCCC
A-Level / STPM BBC including B in Mathematics and Chemistry, preferably with Physics
SAM ATAR 75 including B in Mathematics and Chemistry, preferably with Physics
CPU 75% including B in Mathematics and Chemistry, preferably with Physics
UEC A in Mathematics and Chemistry, preferably with Physics
SMA 3 8.0 in Mathematics and Chemistry preferably with Physics
IB Diploma Minimum 5 in SL Mathematics and Chemistry, preferably with Physics
Diploma / Any other relevant qualification Recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • The subjects studied must include Mathematics and Chemistry.
Year 1 BEng & MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering Science 3
  • „„Process Engineering A
  • „„Geoscience A
  • „„Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 3
  • „„Process Engineering B
  • „„Process Engineering C
  • „„Process Design A
  • „„Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 4
Year 2 BEng & MEng
  • „„Geoscience B
  • „„Formation Evaluation
  • „„Reservoir Engineering 1
  • „„Drilling
  • „„Production Technology 1
  • „„Multiphase Thermodynamics
  • „„Reservoir Engineering 2
  • „„Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Year 3 BEng & MEng
  • „„Production Technology 2
  • „„Sustainability, Health and Safety
  • „„Field Development & Design Project A
  • „„Energy & Petroleum Economics
  • „„Reservoir Simulation
  • „„Field Development & Design Project B
  • „„Research Project A (BEng ONLY)
  • „„Oil and Gas Processing (BEng ONLY)
  • „„Subsea Drilling and Production (MEng ONLY)
  • „„Pipeline Engineering (MEng ONLY)
  • „„Industrial Training (MEng ONLY)
Year 4 (MEng ONLY)
  • „„Field Development & Design Project C
  • „„MEng Research Project C
  • „„Professional and Industrial Studies
  • „„Well Testing
  • „„Field Development & Design Project D
  • „„MEng Research Project D
  • „„Modelling Management
  • „„Oil and Gas Processing

RM 40,800

BEng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering

Logo of UCSI University

Campus: Kuala Lumpur

Intakes: January, May, September

Duration: 4 years

STPM Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Physics
‘A’ Levels Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Physics
UEC Minimum 5 credits, including Mathematics and Physics
CPU Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
Local Matriculation / Foundation from other university Minimum CGPA 2.0
WAEC/NECO Maximum aggregate of 15 points out of best 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum B’s in Mathematics and Physics
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Pass. Subject to School discretion after reviewing transcript & syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30% of the programme total credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by MQA Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of minimum 65% in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (Minimum scores of 4/7 in Mathematics & Physics)
SAM Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 65% in Mathematics and Physics
Year 1
  • Chemistry for Pet. Eng. Technology – 1
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry 2
  • Technical Communication
  • Element of Material Science
  • Chemistry for Pet . Eng. Technology – 2
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1
  • Physics for Scientists & Engineers 1
  • Engineering Graphics & Design
Year 2
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2
  • Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Physical Geology
  • Thermodynamic
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Numerical & Computing Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Computing for Engineers
  • Cooperative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Engineering Society
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Safety in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Elements of Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Oil and Gas Production Operations
  • Well Completion
  • Engineering Management & Economics
Year 4
  • Petroleum Refining Engineering
  • Final Year Project A
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Field Development Project
  • Petroleum Economy
  • Well Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Final Year Project B
  • Cooperative Placement 4