Petroleum Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering) (Honours)

MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(R/524/6/0065) 10/21

Location Perth or Malaysia
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February or July
Duration 4 Years

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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) and physics or chemistry.

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.

Petroleum Engineering (Regular Intake)

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 & 2

Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1

Fundamentals of Strength of Materials
Fluid Mechanics
Engineering Sustainable Development
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
Fundamentals of Geology 1

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Process Principles
Petrophysics and Reservoir Properties Laboratory
Principles and Processes in Chemistry

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1

Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals
Hydrocarbon Phase Behaviour
Formation Evaluation
Petroleum Geology and Geophysics

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2

Reservoir Engineering Practices
Petroleum Production Technology
Drilling Engineering and Fluids Laboratory

Elective unit (Choose one – value 25 credits)

Process Simulation OR
Process Plant Engineering

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1

Engineering Industry Research Project 1
Numerical Reservoir Simulation
Advanced Drilling Engineering

Elective unit (Choose one – value 25 credits)

Petroleum Geomechanics OR
Computational Fluid Dynamics OR
Mining Geomechanics OR
Natural Gas Processing 

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2
Petroleum Field & Refinery Processing
Petroleum Field Development Planning
Engineering Industry Research Project 2
Process Economics and Management

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Petroleum Engineering (Mid-Year Intake)

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 & 2

Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1

Petrophysics and Reservoir Properties Laboratory
Principles and Processes in Chemistry
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Process Principles

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2

Fluid Mechanics
Fundamentals of Geology 1
Engineering Sustainable Development
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
Fundamentals of Strength of Materials

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1

Process Economics and Management
Petroleum Field & Refinery Processing
Drilling Engineering and Fluids Laboratory

Elective Unit (Choose one – value 25 credits)

Process Simulation OR
Process Plant Engineering

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2

Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals
Hydrocarbon Phase Behaviour
Formation Evaluation
Petroleum Geology and Geophysics

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1

Engineering Industry Research Project 1
Reservoir Engineering Practices
Petroleum Production Technology
Petroleum Field Development Planning

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2

Engineering Industry Research Project 2
Numerical Reservoir Simulation
Advanced Drilling Engineering

Elective Unit (Choose one – value 25 credits)

Petroleum Geomechanics OR
Computational Fluid Dynamics OR
Mining Geomechanics OR
Natural Gas Processing 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

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