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MSc in Petroleum Engineering​​



Petroleum Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that applies engineering principles and quantitative methods in exploiting subsurface oil and gas reserves. At UTP, the MSc course in Petroleum Engineering offers qualified and dedicated graduates with a learning experience and industry relevant research and field development projects related to the needs of the petroleum industry. This is achieved through a programme of taught MSc degree course which offers 10 technical modules and 2 management electives. There is a high degree of computer usage for project, teaching and on-line support. High performance workstations are able to provide powerful graphics and processing capability enabling students and high calibre staff to tackle complicated problems of the petroleum industry.


The curriculum is meticulously developed with inputs drawn from the experience of Heriot-Watt, UK and experts from the oil and gas industry in Malaysia and other parts of the world. The course is designed to accommodate working professionals who would be able to utilise their work experience in projects. For fresh graduates, there will be opportunities to work on real projects with various companies.

The programme offers 10 technical modules and 2 management electives modules.

The course runs on a one-week lecture module at UTP.


Petroleum engineers are expected to be able to communicate effectively with people from various disciplines and expertise. Our programme is designed to encourage close interaction amongst students and industry practitioners.



Technical Modules

1. Petroleum Geoscience
2. Formation Evaluation
3. Reservoir Engineering 1 (Basic Reservoir Engineering)
4. Reservoir Engineering 2 (Well Test Analysis)
5. Reservoir Engineering 3 (Reservoir Simulation)
6. Production Technology
7. Drilling Engineering
8. Project Economics
9. Research Project
10. Field Development Project

Management Electives

1. Project Management
2. Data Analytics





Graduates with an MSc in Petroleum Engineering degree will enhance their employment and career prospects in the global oil and gas industry. The degree is also a good starting point for a career in research and academia.



Programme Manager

Dr Mohd Azuwan bin Maoinser