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​​​​​​​​​​Introduction

Geoscience has always been the centre of all modern natural resource industries, starting from exploration phase, through to their development and production phase. This programme has been designed to provide students with a strong understanding of geology and geophysics that relate to exploration, petroleum discovery, development and production.  

The Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Petroleum Geoscience degree at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS emphasises on quantitative geosciences, thus requiring strong fundamentals in mathematics and physics, followed by a thorough coverage of basic geology courses such as Physical Geology, Minerology and Petrology, Structural Geology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology, and Geological Field Mapping.  At higher levels, students are exposed to more petroleum geoscience related courses such as Clastic and Carbonate Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Seismic Acquisition and Processing, Seismic Interpretation, Formation Evaluation, and Seismic Imaging.  In the final year, students have the opportunity to major in a mix of these three selected areas of interest:
  • Basin and Reservoir Studies
  • Exploration Geophysics​
  • GIS and Geo-hazards
Students acquire the ability to communicate with a diverse array of people and will have an understanding of the geological and technological complexity of the petroleum systems with which they are working. Student may opt for a Minor in Management as an option is made available to students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business, at their discretion.

Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Petroleum Geoscience

Programme Educational Objective
To produce technically qualified well-rounded petroleum geoscientist with the potential to become leaders of industry and the nation

Programme Outcomes
At the end of the programme, the graduates should be able to:
  • Apply the principles of science and engineering in Petroleum Geoscience application.
  • Apply the fundamentals of geosciences to solve geosciences related problem.
  • Analyze and synthesize in industry using problem solving skills.
  • Work in team effective communication and management skills.
  • Demonstrate skills in specialization area
  • Demonstrate professionalism and ethic in the society
  • Demonstrate business acumen in geosciences and other related businesses.
  • Engage in lifelong learning and professional development.
​ 
Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Petroleum Geoscience degree, students are required to obtain a minimum of 140 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

17

CD - Core Disci​pline​​

77

​CI - Core Industrial Internship​

​​14

​​CSp - Core Specialisation

9

TOTAL

140


Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Petroleum Geoscience

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2​

Code

Courses

C​r

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​

QBB1063

Earth Processes

3

CD

PDB1012

Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development

2

UR

QBB1023

Geological Mapping Techniques++

3

CD

​FDM1023 ​Ordinary Differential Equations 

3

CC

QBB1073 Mineralogy & Petrography

3

CD

QBB1013

Physical Geology

​3

CD

QBB1053

Structural Geology

3

CD

QBB1022

Fundamentals of Geophysics

2

CD




Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

17​


 
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

 TDB2073

Structured Programming & Database System

1

CC

Kxxxxx1

Co Curriculum II

1

UR

QBB2032

Principles of Stratigraphy

3

CD

FDM2063

Probability and Statistics

3

CC

QBB2042

Palaeontology

3

CD

HDB2033

Professional Communication Skills

2

UR

QBB2013 Geochemistry

4

CD

QBB2023 Clastic Sedimentology & Petrography

3

CD

QBB2033

Seismic Methods

​3

CD

QBB2043

Seismic Interpretation

4

CD

QBB2022Petroleum Geology

2​

CD

Credit Hours

15

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

QBB3053

​Attributes & 3D Volume Intepretation

3​

CD

QBB2033

Introduction To Management

3

CC

QBB3033

Basin Analysis

3

CD

QBB2054

Well Logging & Subsurface Mapping

4

CD

QBB3044

Fieldwork Management & Geo Field Camp

4

CD

QBB3013

Regional & Petroleum Geology of Malaysia & SEA

3

CD

QBB303​3 Carbonate Sedimentology & Petrography

3

CD

QBB3073 Geological Data Analysis

3

CD





PDB3063

Petroleum Engineering for Geosciences

3

CD

Credit Hours

16

Credit Hours

18



​​​​​​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

QBB4032

Final Year Project I

2

CD

QBB4044

Final Year Project II

4

CD

QBB4xx3

Major Elective I

3

CSp

QBB4xx3

Major Elective II

3

CSp

QBB3023

Rock Physics

3

CD

QBB4xx3

Major Elective III

3

CSp

QBB4024

E&P Prospect Evaluation

4

CD

QBB3043

Reservoir Characterization & Geological Modelling

3

CD

Credit Hours

12

Credit Hours

13

​​​ 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS : 140


Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses.

Choose any of the following sets of Major Elective’s areas (set A, B or C) for Major Elective I, II and III.

​​A.​

Reservoir Studies

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Geodynamics and Basin Development

QBB4053

CSp

3

2

Petroleum Geochemistry and Basin Modelling

QBB4063

CSp

3

3

Geo-mechanics & Fractured Reservoirs

QBB4073

CSp

3​

 


B​​.

Exploration Geophysics

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

​Seismic Data Processing 

​QBB4033

CSp

3

2

Seismic Wave and Imaging

QBB4123

CSp

3

3

Non-seismic Methods

QBB4133

CSp

3

 


​C.

GIS and Geo-hazards

 

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Rock and Soil Mechanics​​

QBB4083

CSp

3

2

Site Investigation

QBB4093

CSp

3

3

Geospatial Information System

QBB4113

CSp

3​


Minor in Management (Em) Courses

A Minor in Management is made available to all Petroleum Geoscience 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 140 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