Petroleum Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering -BEng. (Hons.)(Petroleum)

MoHE Course Code: (R/524/6/0065)

Location Bentley or Sarawak
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February or August
Duration 4 Years

Upstream petroleum engineers are always in demand. Currently, reservoirs produce only about 30 per cent of their oil, so petroleum engineers are needed to develop methods to increase oil and gas production. Petroleum Engineering involves the production of oil and gas (hydrocarbons) from sub surface reservoirs which requires engineering to bring it to the surface, estimate its value and extract it, in other words, finding oil and gas, drilling and producing it.

First Year

The major has a common first year with all other engineering disciplines which builds a range of basic science skills and knowledge, with particular emphasis on physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Why Petroleum Engineering?

  • Lectures are accompanied by practical study in fluid and reservoir rock laboratories, geodynamic lab work and field trips to both service company offices and drilling sites.
  • The petroleum engineering field offers one of the highest salary rates.
  • Graduates are immediately employable in the industry upon graduation. In fact, most of our students find employment before graduation.
  • Petroleum engineers are amongst the best travelled professionals in the world.
  • Excellent teaching staff, many with extensive industrial experience and strong links with national and international institutes.

Minimum English language entry requirements

ENGLISH QUALIFICATION SCORE
International English
Language Testing System
(IELTS)
Overall 6.5
(no individual band
below 6.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
SPM 1119 English C
GCE ‘A’ Level E
GCE ‘O’ Level C

Cut-off scores

QUALIFICATIONS SCORE
GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) 8
UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) 28
HKDSE 19
IB 28
Ontario Gr 70
ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India/ Pakistan 76%
Sri Lanka 9

Cut-off scores key:

GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations

Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)

Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology

Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

Minimum academic entry requirements

Course Prerequisites

Mathematics (including calculus), physics and chemistry.

Click on the link below to view the Fees and Charges for the offered course.

Fees and Charges

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

Public Services Department (JPA)

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

Engineers Australia (EA)

Washington Accord

Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.

As a qualified petroleum engineer you will be well rewarded financially in one of the highest paid engineering jobs, enjoy extensive travel opportunities and, as one of the most technically-challenging jobs, benefit from being part of a pioneering worldwide community of professionals.

MJRU-PTENG v.1 Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering)

Regular Intake                                                                           

YEAR /
SEMESTER
UNIT INDEX
CREDIT
UNIT TITLE CREDIT
HOURS
PREREQUISITE
307545 ENGINEERING FIRST YEAR
Year 2
Semester 1
CHEM
1000
Principles and Processes in
Chemistry
25
ENGR
2000
Fluid Mechanics 25 Completed EFY
ENEN
2000
Engineering Sustainable
Development
12.5
PEEN
1000
Introduction to
Petroleum Engineering
12.5
GEOL
1005
Fundamentals of Geology 1 25
Total 100
Year 2
Semester 2
CHEN
2001
Chemical Engineerings
Thermodynamics
25
CHEN
2000
Process Principles 25 Engineering
Mathematics 120 & 140
PEEN
2000
Petrophysics and Reservoir
Properties Laboratory
25
CHEN
2004
Process Engineering and
Analysis
25 Process Principles 227
Total 100
Year 3
Semester 1
PEEN
3001
Reservoir Engineering
Fundamentals
25
PEEN
3004
Hydrocarbon Phase
Behaviour
25
MCEN
2000
Fundamentals of
Strength of Materials
25 Engineering Mechanics
100
PEEN
3005
Petroleum Geology and
Geophysics
25
Total 100
Year 3
Semester 2
PEEN
3000
Formation Evaluation 25
PEEN
3008
Reservoir Engineering
Practices
25 Reservoir Engineering
Fundamentals 300
PEEN
3002
Petroleum Production
Technology
25
PEEN
3006
Drilling Engineering and
Fluids Laboratory
25
Total 100
Year 4
Semester 1
PEEN
4010
Petroleum Engineering
Research Project 1
25
PEEN
4001
Petroleum Economics Risk
and Project Management
25
PEEN
4004
Numerical Reservoir
Simulation
25
PEEN
4003
Advanced Drilling Engineering 25 Drilling Engineering and
Fluids Laboratory 300
Total 100
Year 4
Semester 2
PEEN
4000
Crude Oil Processing 25
CHEN
3005
Process Instrumentation and
Control
25 Process Principles
PEEN
4002
Petroleum Engineering
Research Project 2
25 Petroleum Research
Project 1
PEEN
4006
Petroleum Geomechanics 25
Total 100

MJRU-PTENG v.1 Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering)

Mid-Year Intake

YEAR/
SEMESTER
UNIT INDEX
CREDIT 
UNIT TITLE CREDIT
HOURS
PREREQUISITE
307545 ENGINEERING FIRST YEAR
Year 2
Semester 1
CHEN
2000
Process Principles 25 Engineering
Mathematics 120 & 140
CHEN
2001
Chemical Engineering
Thermodynamics
25
CHEN
2004
Process Engineering and
Analysis
25 Process Principles
ENEN
2000
Engineering Sustainable
Development
12.5
PEEN
1000
Introduction to
Petroleum Engineering
12.5
Total 100
Year 2
Semester 2
ENGR
2000
Fluid Mechanics 25 Completed EFY
GEOL
1005
Fundamentals of Geology 1 25
PEEN
3005
Petroleum Geology and
Geophysics
25
CHEM
1000
Principles and Processes in
Chemistry
25
Total 100
Year 3
Semester 1
PEEN
2000
Petrophysics and Reservoir
Properties Laboratory
25
PEEN
3006
Drilling Engineering and
Fluids Laboratory
25
PEEN
4000
Crude Oil Processing 25
PEEN
3000
Formation Evaluation 25
Total 100
Year 3
Semester 2
Reservoir Engineering
Fundamentals
25
Hydrocarbon Phase
Behaviour
25
Petroleum Geomechanics 25
Fundamentals of
Strength of Materials
25 Engineering Mechanics
100
Total 100
Year 4
Semester 1
PEEN
3002
Petroleum Production
Technology
25
PEEN
3008
Reservoir Engineering
Practices
25 Reservoir Engineering
Fundamentals 300
CHEN
3005
Process Instrumentation
and Control
25 Process Principles
PEEN
4010
Petroleum Engineering
Research Project 1
25
Total 100
Year 4
Semester 2
PEEN
4002
Petroleum Engineering
Research Project 2
25 Petroleum Engineering
Research Project 1
Petroleum Economics Risk
and Project Management
25
Numerical Reservoir
Simulation
25
Advanced Drilling
Engineering
25 Drilling Engineering and
Fluids Laboratory 300
Total 100

 

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