Petroleum Engineering

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

JPT/BPP(R/524/6/0065) 10/21

 

Location Bentley or Sarawak
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February or July
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)

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

Engineers Australia (EA)

 

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.

Year 2 Semester 1
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
MCEN2000 Fundamentals of Strength of Materials 25 MAEN1000 AND MCEN1000
ENGR2000 Fluid Mechanics 25 Completion of EFY
ENEN2000 Engineering Sustainable Development 12.5 NIL
PEEN1000 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 12.5 NIL
GEOL1005 Fundamentals of Geology 1 25 NIL
TOTAL 100  
Year 2 Semester 2
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
CHEN2001 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 25 NIL
CHEN2000 Process Principles 25 MATH1002 AND MATH1003
PEEN2000 Petrophysics and Reservoir Properties Laboratory 25 PEEN1000 AND GEOL1005
CHEM1000 Principles and Processes in Chemistry 25 NIL
TOTAL 100  
Year 3 Semester 1
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
PEEN3001 Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals 25 PEEN2000 AND PEEN1000 AND GEOL1005
PEEN3004 Hydrocarbon Phase Behaviour 25 CHEM1000 AND CHEN2001 AND CHEN2000
PEEN3000 Formation Evaluation 25 PEEN2000 AND PEEN1000 AND GEOL1005
PEEN3005 Petroleum Geology and Geophysics 25 PEEN2000 AND PEEN1000 AND GEOL1005
  TOTAL 100  
Year 3 Semester 2
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
CHEN2004 Process Simulation 25 CHEN2000
PEEN3008 Reservoir Engineering Practices 25 PEEN3001 AND  PEEN1000 AND  PEEN2000 AND PEEN3000 AND  PEEN3005
PEEN3002 Petroleum Production Technology 25 PEEN3001 AND  PEEN1000 AND  PEEN2000 AND PEEN3000 AND  PEEN3005
PEEN3006 Drilling Engineering and Fluids Laboratory 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND GEOL1005 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3005
TOTAL 100  
Year 4 Semester 1
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
PEEN4010 Petroleum Engineering Research Project 1 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3001 ANDPEEN3002 AND PEEN3004 AND PEEN3005 AND PEEN3006 ANDPEEN3008
PEEN4001 Petroleum Economics Risk and Project Management 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3001 ANDPEEN3002 AND PEEN3004 AND PEEN3005 AND PEEN3006 ANDPEEN3008 AND ENEN2000
PEEN4004 Numerical Reservoir Simulation 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3001 AND PEEN3004 AND PEEN3005  AND PEEN3008
PEEN4003 Advanced Drilling Engineering 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND GEOL1005 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3005  AND PEEN3006
  TOTAL 100
Year 4 Semester 2
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
PEEN4000 Crude Oil Processing 25 PEEN1000 AND CHEM1000 AND CHEN2001 AND CHEN2000 AND PEEN3004 AND PEEN3001
PEEN4011 Petroleum Field Development Planning 25 PEEN3000 AND PEEN4001 AND PEEN4003 AND PEEN4004 AND PEEN3001 AND PEEN3002 AND PEEN3005 AND PEEN3006 AND PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3004  AND PEEN3008
PEEN4002 Petroleum Engineering Research Project 2 25 PEEN4010 AND PEEN3008 AND PEEN4004 AND PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3001 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3005 AND PEEN3004 AND PEEN3002 AND PEEN3006
PEEN4006 Petroleum Geomechanics 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3001 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3005 AND PEEN3006 AND GEOL1005
TOTAL 100  

 

Year 2 Semester 1
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
CHEM1000 Principles and Processes in Chemistry 25 NIL
CHEN2001 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 25 NIL
MCEN2000 Fundamentals of Strength of Materials 25 MAEN1000 AND MCEN1000
CHEN2000 Process Principles 25 MATH1002 AND MATH1003
TOTAL 100  
Year 2 Semester 2
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
ENGR2000 Fluid Mechanics 25 Completion of EFY
GEOL1005 Fundamentals of Geology 1 25 NIL
ENEN2000 Engineering Sustainable Development 12.5 NIL
PEEN1000 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 12.5 NIL
PEEN3004 Hydrocarbon Phase Behaviour 25 CHEM1000 AND CHEN2001 AND CHEN2000
TOTAL 100  
Year 3 Semester 2
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
PEEN2000 Petrophysics and Reservoir Properties Laboratory 25 PEEN1000 AND GEOL1005
PEEN3006 Drilling Engineering and Fluids Laboratory 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND GEOL1005 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3005
PEEN4000 Crude Oil Processing 25 PEEN1000 AND CHEM1000 AND CHEN2001 AND CHEN2000 AND PEEN3004 AND PEEN3001
CHEN2004 Process simulation 25 CHEN2000
  TOTAL 100  
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
PEEN3001 Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals 25 PEEN2000 AND PEEN1000 AND GEOL1005
PEEN3000 Formation Evaluation 25 PEEN2000 AND PEEN1000 AND GEOL1005
PEEN4006 Petroleum Geomechanics 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3001 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3005 AND PEEN3006 AND GEOL1005
PEEN3005 Petroleum Geology and Geophysics 25 PEEN2000 AND PEEN1000 AND GEOL1005
100  
Year 4 Semester 2
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
PEEN3002 Petroleum Production Technology 25 PEEN3001 AND  PEEN1000 AND  PEEN2000 AND PEEN3000 AND  PEEN3005
PEEN3008 Reservoir Engineering Practices 25 PEEN3001 AND  PEEN1000 AND  PEEN2000 AND PEEN3000 AND  PEEN3005
PEEN4011 Petroleum Field Development Planning 25 PEEN3000 AND PEEN4001 AND PEEN4003 AND PEEN4004 AND PEEN3001 AND PEEN3002 AND PEEN3005 AND PEEN3006 AND PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3004  AND PEEN3008
PEEN4010 Petroleum Engineering Research Project 1 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3001 ANDPEEN3002 AND PEEN3004 AND PEEN3005 AND PEEN3006 ANDPEEN3008
  TOTAL 100
Year 4 Semester 1 – Completion Year
UDC Study Package Code UDC Study Package Title Credit Points Pre-requisite(s)
PEEN4002 Petroleum Engineering Research Project 2 25 PEEN4010 AND PEEN3008 AND PEEN4004 AND PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3001 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3005 AND PEEN3004 AND PEEN3002 AND PEEN3006
PEEN4001 Petroleum Economics Risk and Project Management 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3001 ANDPEEN3002 AND PEEN3004 AND PEEN3005 AND PEEN3006 ANDPEEN3008 AND ENEN2000
PEEN4004 Numerical Reservoir Simulation 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3001 AND PEEN3004 AND PEEN3005  AND PEEN3008
PEEN4003 Advanced Drilling Engineering 25 PEEN1000 AND PEEN2000 AND GEOL1005 AND PEEN3000 AND PEEN3005  AND PEEN3006
TOTAL 100  

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