Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Petroleum Engineering
Approval Code R2/524/6/0025; 05/2023
Accreditation Code MQA/FA9301
Classification BEng (Hons)
Subject Area Petroleum Engineering
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 4 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
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
Qualification
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 60%, inclusive of minimum 60% in Mathematics and Physics
 
International Baccalaureate
Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (inclusive Mathematics & Physics/Chemistry)
 
SAM
SAM – Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
 
English Language Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or IELTS 5.0/CEFR B1 or equivalent with TOEFL PBT (410-413) or TOEFL IBT (34) or CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance)/CEFR B2 or CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency)/CEFR C1 or PTE (Pearson Test of English) (36) or MUET (Malaysian University English Test) Band 3.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met for local students, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
 

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
  • Co-Operative 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
  • Co-Operative 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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