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Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours



Petroleum Engineering is an engineering filed that involves activities related to exploration and production of hydrocarbons within the upstream sector. The curriculum in Petroleum Engineering is intended to prepare students for the oil and gas industry and other fields which implicate fluid flow from subsurface reservoirs to the surface, design of surface collection and treatment facilities, as well as specific task associate to drilling, production, reservoir engineering and transportation of hydrocarbons to a refinery or pipeline.

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.


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.

Programme Educational Objective

  • Petroleum Engineers who are competent with the potential to become leaders in Oil and Gas industry.
  • Engineers who are committed to sustainable development of Oil and Gas industry for the betterment of the society.

Programme Outcomes

To produce well-rounded graduates with the following outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisation to the solution of complex Petroleum Engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate, conduct research literature 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 consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigation of complex Petroleum Engineering 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.
  • Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to evaluate complex Petroleum Engineering problems, 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 engineering practice and solutions to complex Petroleum Engineering problems.
  • Evaluate sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex Petroleum Engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Communicate effectively on complex Petroleum Engineering activities with the engineering community and society.
  • Apply knowledge of Petroleum Engineering management principles and Petroleum economic decision making in one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • 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.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours degree, students are required to obtain a minimum of 143 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00.

​Summary of ​Cour​ses Required for Graduation ​
Course Group (G) Number of Credit Hours
NR - National Requirement 10
UR - University Requirement 14
CC - Core Common 25
CD - Core Discipline 71
CI - Core Industrial Internship 14
CSp - Core Specialisation 9

Programme Curriculum Structure:

Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours


SEMESTER 1 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G
​TITAS (Local)
BM Komunikasi 2 (International)
​2 ​NR
​PEB1012 ​Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development ​2 ​UR
​FEM1013 ​Engineering Mathematics 1 ​3 ​CC
​PEB1023 ​Petroleum Engineering Thermodynamics ​3 ​CD
​PEB1033 ​Fundamental of Petroleum Exploration Engineering ​3 ​CD
Credit Hours ​ 13


SEMESTER 2 ​ ​ ​
​​Code Courses ​​Cr ​​G
​Hubungan Etnik (Local) & Malaysian Studies 3 (International) ​2 ​NR
​FEM1023 ​Engineering Mathematics 2 ​3 ​CC
​CEB1032 ​Health, Safety & Environment ​2 ​CC
​PEB1043 ​Reservoir Rock Properties ​3 ​CD
​PEB1053 ​Reservoir Fluid Properties ​3 ​CD
​PEB1061 ​Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties Lab ​1 ​CD
Credit Hours 14


​​Code Courses ​​Cr ​​G
MPU 2 ​One (1) MPU2 Course 2 NR
LEB1042 ​Academic Writing 2 NR
KXXxxx1 ​Co Curriculum I 1 UR
​FEM1063 ​Statistics and Application 3 CC
​FEM1073 ​Computational Method 3 CC
​PEB1073 Statics and Dynamics 3 ​CD
Credit Hours 14


SEMESTER 4  ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G
MPU 3 ​One (1) MPU3 Course 2 NR
HEB1023 ​Scientific Inquiry 3 UR
MEB2024 Solid Mechanics 4 CD
PEB2013 ​Fluid Mechanics 3 CD
PEB2023 ​Reservoir Engineering I 3 CD
Credit Hours ​

SEMESTER 5  ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G
HEB2033 Professional Communication Skills 3 UR
PEB2034 Drilling Engineering I 4 CD
PEB2044 Well Logging and Formation Evaluation 4 CD
PEB2053 ​Reservoir Engineering II 3 CD
Credit Hours ​


SEMESTER 6  ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G
Kxxxxx1 Co Curriculum II 1 UR
GEB2102 Entrepreneurship 2 UR
MEB2063 Engineering Team Project 3 CC
PEB2063 Production Engineering I 3 CD
PEB2073 Drilling Engineering II 3 CD
Credit Hours ​


SEMESTER 7  ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G
MPU 4/HEB1012 Community Engagement Project 2 NR
FEM2063 Data Analytics 3 CC
PEB3013 Production Engineering II 3 CD
PEB3024 Reservoir Modelling and Simulation 4 CD
PEB3033 Well Test Analysis 3 CD
Credit Hours ​


Code Courses Cr G
IEB3037 Student Industrial Training (SIT) 7  CI
Credit Hours ​


Code Courses Cr G
IEB3047 7  CI
Credit Hours ​


SEMESTER 8  ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G
VEB3102 Project Management 2 CC
PEB4013 Gas Field Engineering 3 CD
PEB4022  Final Year Project I 2 CD
PEB4032  Petroleum Economics 2 CD
PEB4XX3  Core Specialisation I 3 CSp
Credit Hours ​


SEMESTER 9 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G
PEB4044 Final Year Project II 4 CD
PEB4053 Field Development Project I 3 CD
Credit Hours ​


SEMESTER 10 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G
EEB4073 Engineers in Society 3 CC
PEB4064 Field Development Project II 4 CD
Credit Hours ​


​​​​​​​​​​​Total Credit Hour​s : 143 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​



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. Students can choose based on 3+0 or 2+1 concept.


A.​ Rese​rvoir Engineering​
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1 PEB4113 Enhanced Oil Recovery 3 CSp
2 PEB4123 Advanced Well Test Analysis 3 CSp
3 PEB4133 Advanced Reservoir Simulation 3 CSp
4 PEB4143 Unconventional Hydrocarbon 3 CSp


B. Drilling Engineering
No Code Courses Cr G
1 PEB4213 Drilling Fluids and Cementing Technology 3 CSp
2 PEB4223 Advances in Drilling Technology 3 CSp
3 PEB4233 Principles of Well Design 3 CSp


C. Production Engineering
No Code Courses Cr G
1 PEB4313 Production System Optimization 3 CSp
2 PEB4323 Well Stimulation Techniques 3 CSp
3 PEB4333 Flow Assurance 3 CSp



Minor (EM) Courses


Engineering students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business will have the option to complete courses offered under Minor. There are four Minor packages available to Engineering students as follows:

  1. Minor in Entrepreneurship
  2. Minor in International Relations
  3. Minor in Project Management
  4. Minor in Big Data Analytics

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 143 credit hours.     


​​​​Minor​ in Entrepreneurship​
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 I​nternational Relations
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   




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