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Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Petroleum Engineering
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Approval Code R/524/6/0025; 05/2018
Accreditation Code A 8931
Classification BEng (Hons)
Subject Area Petroleum Engineering
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 4 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
The Petroleum Engineering degree programme at UCSI University is designed to equip students with a solid foundation and knowledge of oil and gas exploration, production and development.

The programme encompasses a well-balanced curriculum that focuses on both upstream and downstream industries. It covers a wide range of courses that include but are not limited to mathematics, basic sciences, computing, introductory engineering, geology and petrophysics, drilling engineering, reservoir engineering, production engineering, economic and project management, as well as humanities and social sciences. Special features of the programme include:
  • Commercial reservoir simulation software used for teaching and learning;
  • Reservoir engineering including elements in rocks and fluid properties, enhanced oil recovery and natural gas engineering;
  • Oil and gas production operations including well completion, well diagnosis and treatments;
  • Field trips;
  • Laboratories to study drilling, rocks and fluid properties;
  • Field development project; and
  • Final Year research and development project.

In this programme, students are also required to undergo industrial training under UCSI University’s Co-operative Placement (Co-op) Programme at the end of their 2nd and 3rd academic years. The Co-op programme aims to provide an avenue for students to gain exposure to professional practices in an actual working environment as well as develop the necessary soft skills.

Accreditation

All of UCSI University’s engineering degree programmes comply with the latest requirements for accreditation by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council, which fulfils the international requirements drafted in the Washington Accord.

Professional Recognition


Board of Engineers Malaysia

Assessments

The structure of the Petroleum Engineering curriculum is developed to provide both breadth and depth across the range of Petroleum Engineering specialisations in order to produce competent graduates. The teaching and learning approaches vary according to the nature of course or topic being delivered. The programme employs a range of teaching methods to ensure the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of its programmes that include:
  • Lecture delivery
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Industrial experience / Co-Operative placement
  • Field development
  • Final year projects
  • Seminar/site visits
Qualifications Academic Requirements
STPM Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Physics
‘A’ Levels Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Physics
UEC Minimum 5 credits, including Mathematics and Physics
CPU CPU – Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
Local Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0
Foundation from other University/ College 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 Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of minimum 65% in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (inclusive Mathematics & Physics/Chemistry)
SAM SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 65% in Mathematics and Physics
*Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering; Physics is required for all other programmes.

English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
In terms of responsibilities, graduates from the Petroleum Engineering course can conduct studies for the exploration, development and extraction of oil and gas deposits as well as; plan, design, develop and supervise projects for the drilling, testing, re-working and completion of oil and gas wells. A graduate of this programme will find career opportunities as one of the following:
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Operation Engineer
  • Project Development Engineer
  • Mud Engineer
  • Well Completion Engineer
  • Cost Engineer
  • Workover Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Subsea Engineer
  • Offshore Engineer
  • Simulation Engineer
  • Health and Safety Engineer
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
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1   –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

        –   For Foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
U2   –   University Life

U3   –   Malaysian Experiential Tourism/ Malaysian Ethnic Food

U4   –   Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 to 3

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