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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Introduction

Petroleum Engineering involves in the exploration and production activities of petroleum at the upstream end of the energy sector. The curriculum in Petroleum Engineering is intended to prepare students for the petroleum industry and other fields which involve fluid flow through subsurface formations and particularly for those professions which have to do with drilling, production, reservoir engineering and transportation of oil, gas, and other subsurface resources.

The programme stresses the development of strong fundamentals in mathematics, sciences and engineering followed by a thorough coverage of fundamental petroleum engineering courses such as Introduction to Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geoscience, Drilling Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, Well Test Analysis and others. Courses in geology provide an understanding of the geological structures and conditions favourable for petroleum deposits. The fundamental courses in petroleum engineering which illustrate the application of the engineering principles to the type of problems and solution methods used in the petroleum industry.

In the later years of study, students will have the opportunity to major in one of these selected areas: 
  • Reservoir Studies​
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Production Technology
​​Prior to completion of study, students are required to complete various projects ranging from engineering design, field development project (FDP), and individual projects selected from actual oil and gas field data and relevant industrial problems.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Petroleum Engineering

Programme Educational Objective
  • To produce technically qualified Petroleum Engineers with the potential to become leaders of Oil and Gas industry.
  • To produce Petroleum Engineers who are committed to sustainable development of Oil and Gas industry for the betterment of society and nation

Programme Outcomes
To produce well-rounded graduates with the following outcomes:
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and specialisations to the solution of complex Petroleum Engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate and analyse complex Petroleum Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design solutions for complex Petroleum Engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate considerate for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigation into complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex Petroleum Engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional Petroleum Engineering practice.
  • Understand the impact of professional Petroleum Engineering solutions in societal and environmental context and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • Communicate effectively on complex Petroleum Engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions. 
  • Ability to function e​ffectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Recognise the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Petroleum Engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environment.

Graduation Requirements​​
In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Petroleum degree, students are required to obtain a minimum of 145 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00.

​​​Summary of Courses Required for Graduation​​

​ ​​Course Group

Number of Credit Hours​​

NR - National Requirement

14

UR - University Requirement

9

CC - Core Common

40

CD - Core Disci​pline​​

59

​CI - Core Industrial Internship

14​

CSp - Core Specialisation

9

TOTAL

145​


Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Petroleum Engineering​ ​​

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2​

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU3123

MPU3143

TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (Int)

​​3​

NR

CDB1012

Health, Safety & Environment

2

CC

MPU3113

MPU3173

Ethnic Relationship (Local)  

Malaysian Studies 3 (Int)

​3

NR

FDM1033

Vector Calculus

3

CC

KXXxxx1

Co Curriculum I

1

UR​

MDB1022

Introduction to Material Sciences

2

CC

PDB1012

Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development

2

UR

PDB1023

Introduction to Petroleum Geosciences

3

CD

​FDM1023 ​Ordinary Differential Equations 

3

CC

PDB1034 Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties

4

CD

VDB1012

Civil Engineering Drawing

​2

CC

PDB1043​

Petroleum Engineering Thermodynamics

3

CD

PDB1013

Statics & Dynamics

3

CD




Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

15​


SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER ​​​4

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

LDB1042

Academic Writing

2

UR

MPU 2

One (1) U2 Course

3

NR

 KXXxxx1

Co Curriculum II

1

UR

HDB2033

Professional Communication Skills

3

UR

FDM2043

Computational Methods

3

CC

FDM2063

Probability and Statistics

3

CC

MDB2013

Fluid Mechanics I

3

CC

PDB2012

Reservoir Geosciences

2

CD

MDB2034 Solid Mechanics

4

CC

PDB2023 Reservoir Engineering I

3

CD

TDB2073

Structured Programming & Database System

​3

CC

PDB20244

Well Logging and Formation Evaluation

4

CD

Credit Hours

16

Credit Hours

18


SEMESTER 5

SEMESTER ​​​6

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

​MPU 3

One (1) U3 Course

3

NR​

MPU 4

Community Engagement Project

2

NR

PDB3013

​Well Test Analysis

3

CD

MDB3053

Engineering Team Project

3

CC

PDB3023

Reservoir Engineering II

3

CD

GDB2033

Introduction To Management

3

CC

PDB3033

Drilling Engineering I

2

CD

PDB3053

Reservoir Modelling and Simulation

3

CD

PDB3043 Production Engineering I

3

CD

PDB3063 Drilling Engineering II

3

CD

​​​





PDB3073

Production Engineering II

3

CD

Credit Hours

15

Credit Hours

17


​​​​​​INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME​

Code

Courses

Cr

G

IDB3037

Industrial Training

7

CI

IDB3047

Industrial Project

7

CI

Credit Hours

14​



​SEMESTER 7

SEMESTER 8

Code

Courses

Cr​

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

GDB3023

Engineering Economics & Entrepreneurship

3

CC

VDB4053

Engineers in Society

3

CC

PDB4013

Gas Field Engineering

2

CD

PDB4033

​Field Development Project I

4

CD

PDB4022

Final Year Project I

2

CD

PDB4044

Final Year Project II

3

CD

PDB4032

Field Development Project I

2

CD

PDB4xx3

Core Specialisation II

3

CSp

PDB4052

Petroleum Economics

2

CD

PDB4xx3

Core Specialisation III

3

CSp

PDB4xx3Core Specialisation I

3

CSp​

Credit Hours

15

Credit Hours

16

​​​ 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS : 145

         

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses.

Choose any of the following sets of Core Specialisation areas (set A, B, or C) for Core Specialisation I, II and III.

​​A.

Reservoir Studies

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Enhanced Oil Recovery

PDB4113

CSp

3

2

Advanced Well Test Analysis​

PDB4123

CSp

3

3

Advanced Reservoir Simulation

PDB4133

CSp

3​

 


B​​.

Drilling Engineering

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Well Control

PDB4213

CSp

3

2

Drilling Hydraulics

PDB4223

CSp

3

3

Offshore Drilling Engineering

PDB4233

CSp

3

 


​C.

Gas and Petrochemical Engineering​

 

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Petroleum Production and Optimization

CDB4313

CSp

3

2

Well Stimulation Techniques

CDB4323

CSp

3

3

Production Chemistry and Flow Assurance

CDB4333

CSp

3​


Minor in Management (Em) Courses

A Minor in Management is made available to all Engineering students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business. However, the option to do minor in Management is at the students’ discretion and is not compulsory. The credit hours will be over and above the graduation requirements of 145 credit hours.

​Minor in Management​

No

Course Name​

Course Code

Credit Hour

Semester

1

Business Accounting

GDB2013

3

Students can take these courses in any semester

2

Management and Organizational Behaviour

GDB1033

3

3

Principles of Finance

GDB2053

3

4

Principles of Marketing

GDB2043

3

5

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

GDB3013

3