What will I learn?

The Petroleum Engineering degree programmed at UCSI University is designed to equip students with a solid foundation and knowledge of oil and gas exploration, production and development.

The programme encompasses a well-balanced curriculum that focuses on both upstream and downstream industries. It covers a wide range of courses that include but are not limited to mathematics, basic sciences, computing, introductory engineering, geology and petro physics, drilling engineering, reservoir engineering, production engineering, economic and project management, as well as humanities and social sciences. Special features of the programmed include:

  • Commercial reservoir simulation software used for teaching and learning;
  • Reservoir engineering including elements in rocks and fluid properties, enhanced oil recovery and natural gas engineering;
  • Oil and gas production operations including well completion, well diagnosis and treatments;
  • Field trips;
  • Laboratories to study drilling, rocks and fluid properties;
  • Field development project; and
  • Final Year research and development project.

In this programmed, students are also required to undergo industrial training under UCSI University’s Co-operative Placement (Co-op) Programmed at the end of their 2nd and 3rd academic years. The Co-op programmed aims to provide an avenue for students to gain exposure to professional practices in an actual working environment as well as develop the necessary soft skills.

Career opportunities

In terms of responsibilities, graduates from the Petroleum Engineering course can conduct studies for the exploration, development and extraction of oil and gas deposits as well as; plan, design, develop and supervise projects for the drilling, testing, re-working and completion of oil and gas wells. A graduate of this programmed will find career opportunities as one of the following:

  • Drilling Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Operation Engineer
  • Project Development Engineer
  • Mud Engineer
  • Well Completion Engineer
  • Cost Engineer
  • Work over Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Subsea Engineer
  • Offshore Engineer
  • Simulation Engineer
  • Health and Safety Engineer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1: RM 20,090; Year 2: RM 16,990; Year 3: RM 21,700; Year 4: RM 29,340; Total: RM 88,120
Start date

Expected May, September 2022

Venue

UCSI University

Kuala Lumpur Campus,

No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights (Taman Connaught), Cheras,

KUALA LUMPUR,

Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

56000, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a score of 26 out of 42. Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (written-based).

For international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Malaysian STPM/ SPM/ O-Levels/ A-Level and International Baccalaureate (IB) or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum Band 3 of MUET; or minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS; or minimum score of 42 in TOEFL iBT; or minimum score of 47 in Pearson Test of English; or minimum score of 154 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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