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Petroleum Geoscience



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 Science (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.


Programme Educational Objectives

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

Programme Outcomes

To produce well-rounded graduates with the following outcomes:

  • Apply the principles of science and engineering in Petroleum Geoscience.
  • Apply geoscientific knowledge to solve geosciences related problems.
  • Apply effective communication and management skills in teamwork.
  • Work in team effective communication and management skills.
  • Demonstrate skills & competency in specialization area.
  • Uphold professionalisms and ethics in the society.
  • Demonstrate business acumen and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Recognise the importance to undertake lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Petroleum Geoscience, students are required to obtain a minimum of 140 credit hours. and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00

​Summary of Courses Required for​ Graduation
Course Group (G) Number of Credit Hours
NR    -   National Requirement 10
UR    -   University Requirement 14
CT     -   Core  Common 21
CD     -   Core Discipline 72
CI      -   Core Industrial Internship 14
P       -   CSp - Core Specialisation 9