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Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Petroleum Geoscience

JPT/BPP(R/544/6/0002)01/19


Introduction

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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.

 

​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.
  • 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 Technology (Hons) Petroleum Geoscience degree, students are required to obtain a minimum of 139 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00.

 

Su​mmary of Courses Requi​​red for Graduation ​
Course Group (G) Number of Credit Hours
NR - National Requirement 10
UR - University Requirement 14
CC - Core Common 21
CD - Core Discipline 71
CI - Core Industrial Internship 14
CSp - Core Specialisation 9
TOTAL 139

           

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

 

​​SEMESTER 1​ ​ ​ ​​ ​​SEMESTER 2 ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMESTER 3 ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G

MPU3122

MPU3142

TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (International)

2 NR

MPU3112

MPU3172

Hubungan Etnik (Local)          

Malaysian Studies 3 (International)

2 NR MPU 2 One (1) MPU2 Course 2 NR
PEB1012 Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development 2 UR FEM1023 Engineering Mathematics 2 3 CC LEB1042 Academic Writing 2 UR
FEM1013 Engineering Mathematics 1 3 CC CEB1032 Health, Safety & Environment 2 CC FEM1063 Statistics and Application 3 CC
QCB1013 Physical Geology 3 CD QCB1043 Structural Geology 3 CD FEM1073 Computational method 3 CC
QCB1033 Mineralogy & Petrography 3 CD QCB1052 Geological Mapping Techniques 2 CD QCB1072 Principles of Stratigraphy 2 CD
QCB1022 Fundamentals of Geophysics 2 CD QCB1062 Earth Processes 2 CD QCB1082 Palaeontology 2 CD
Credit Hours 15   Credit Hours 14   Credit Hours 14  
​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​SEMESTER 4 ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMESTER 5 ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMESTER 6 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 3 One (1) U3 Course 2 NR HEB2033 Professional Communication Skills 3 UR GEB2102 Entrepreneurship 2 UR
HEB1023 Scientific Inquiry 3 UR YAB2042 Science Team Project 2 CC KXXxxx1 Co Curriculum II 1 UR
KXXxxx1 Co Curriculum I 1 UR QCB2042 Geochemistry 2 CD QCB2072 Petroleum Geology 2 CD
QCB2013 Carbonate Sedimentology 3 CD QCB2053 Organic Geochemistry 3 CD QCB2083 Geo-Field Camp 3 CD
QCB2033 Clastic Sedimentology 3 CD QCB2063 Seismic Methods 3 CD QCB2093 Non-seismic Method 3 CD
Credit Hours 12   Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 11  
​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​SEMESTER 7 ​ ​ ​ ​​STUDENT INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME ​ ​ ​ ​​STUDENT INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 4/ HEB1012 Community Engagement Project 2 NR IEB3037 Student Industrial Training (SIT) 7 CI IEB3047 Student Industrial Project (SIP) 7 CI
FEM2063 Data Analytics 3 CC                
QCB3012 Basin Analysis 2 CD
QCB3022 Geological Data Analysis 2 CD                
QCB3023 Seismic Interpretation 3 CD
QCB3032 Petroleum Engineering for geosciences 2 CD                
Credit Hours 14   Credit Hours 7   Credit Hours 7  
​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​​SEMESTER 8 ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMESTER 9​ ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMESTER 10 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
VEB3102 Project Management 2 CC QCB4032 Final Year Project I 2 CD QCB4064 Final Year Project II 4 CD
QCB4013 Regional Geology of Malaysia & SEA 3 CD QCB4043 Reservoir Characterisation 3 CD QCB4xx3 Major Elective (Course 2) 3 CSp
QCB4023 Well Logging & Formation Evaluation 3 CD QCB4053 Petroleum Basin Evaluation 3 CD QCB4xx3 Major Elective (Course 3) 3 CSp
QCB4033 Attributes & 3D Visualization 3 CD QCB4xx3 Major Elective (Course 1) 3 CSp        
Credit Hours 11   Credit Hours 11   Credit Hours 10  
​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​​​​​​​​​​Total Credit​​ Hours : 139 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

 

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.​ Basin Reservoir Studies ​ ​
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1 QCB4113 Basin Maturity Modelling 3 CSp
2 QCB4123 Geodynamics and Basin Development 3 CSp
3 QCB4133 Geo-mechanics & Fractured Reservoirs 3 CSp

 

​​​B. Exploration Geophysics ​ ​ ​
No Code Course Name Cr G
1 QCB4213 Seismic Data Processing 3 CSp
2 QCB4223 Seismic Wave and Imaging 3 CSp
3 QCB4233 QI and Rock Physics 3 CSp

 

​​​​C. GIS and Geo-hazards ​ ​
No Code Course Name Cr G
1 QCB4313 Rock and Soil Mechanics 3 CSp
2 QCB4323 Site Investigation 3 CSp
3 QCB4333 Geospatial Information System & Geomatics 3 CSp

 

Minor (EM) Courses

Petroleum Geoscience students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business will have the option to complete courses offered under Minor. There are six (6) Minor packages available to Petroleum Geoscience students as follows:

  1. Minor in Entrepreneurship
  2. Minor in International Relations
  3. Minor in Project Management
  4. Minor in Big Data Analytics
  5. Minor in Corporate Management
  6. Minor in Financial Management

In order to be eligible for Minor, students are required to pass and complete all the courses under the same package (15 credits). Results obtained from courses under Minor will be counted into GPA/CGPA calculation.  Students are reminded that the option to complete Minor courses are at the students' discretion and are not compulsory. The total credit hours accumulated under Minor courses will be over and above the graduation requirements of 139 credit hours


​​​​Minor in Entreprene​urship   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No Code Courses Cr G Semester
1 GEB2043 Principles of Marketing 3 EM ​​​Students can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2 GEB2053 Principles of Finance 3 EM
3 GEB2063 Business Communication 3 EM
4 GEB1023 Economics 3 EM
5 GEB3123 Technopreneurship 3 EM
​Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   

 

​​​​Minor in International Relationship   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No Code Course Name Cr G Semester
1 GEB1043 Cross-Cultural Management 3 EM ​​​Students can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2 GEB2063 Business Communication 3 EM
3 GEB1023 Economics 3 EM
4 GEB3143 Law and International Business 3 EM
5 HEB2163 Global Citizen 3 EM
​Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   

 

​​​​Minor in Project Management   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No Code Courses Cr G Semester
1 VEB3113 Operations Management 3 EM ​​​Students can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2 VEB3123 Project Scheduling and Control 3 EM
3 VEB3133 Risk Analysis & Quality Management 3 EM
4 VEB3143 Contract Management 3 EM
5 VEB3153 Procurement & Estimation 3 EM
​Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   

  

​​​​Minor in Big Data Analytics   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No Code Courses Cr G Semester
1 FEM3013 Artificial Intelligence 3 EM ​​​Students can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2 FEM3023 Simulation and Optimisation 3 EM
3 FEM3033 Data Mining 3 EM
4 FEM3043 Big Data Analytics 3 EM
5 FEM3053 Data Science & Methodology 3 EM
​Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   

 

​​​​Minor in Corporate Management   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No Code Courses Cr G Semester
1 GEB1033 Management & Organizational Behaviour 3 EM ​​​Students can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2 GEB2043 Principles of Marketing 3 EM
3 GEB3113 Corporate Communication 3 EM
4 GEB3093 Strategic Management 3 EM
5 GEB3073

Human Resource Management 

(Final Year Only)

3 EM
​Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   

 

​​​​Minor in Financial Manage​ment   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No​ Code Courses Cr G Semester
1 GEB2053 Principle of Finance 3 EM ​​​​Students can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2 GEB2013 Business Accounting 3 EM
3 GEB2113 Fundamental of Investment 3 EM
4 GEB3033 Corporate Finance 3 EM
5 GEB3043 International Financial Management 3 EM
​Total Cred​it Hours ​ ​ 15   

 

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