What will I learn?

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 multibillion dollar petroleum industry. This is achieved through a programme of taught MSc degree course which offers 11 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.

Course Structure

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.

There are 11 technical modules and 2 management electives to be completed over 3 semesters.

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

  • Semester 1: 5 Technical Modules
  • Semester 2: 4 Technical Modules
  • 1 Management Elective
  • 1 Research Project
  • Semester 3: 1 Management Elective
  • 1 Research
  • 1 Fieldwork
  • Examinations are held at the end of every semester on week 16.

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.

Course Content

Technical Modules

1. Petroleum Geoscience

2. Formation Evaluation

3. Reservoir Engineering 1

4. Reservoir Engineering 2

5. Reservoir Simulation

6. Production Technology 1

7. Production Technology 2

8. Drilling Engineering

9. Project Economics

10. Research Project

11. Field Development Project

Management Electives

1. Engineering Economy

2. Operations Management

3. Strategic Management

4. Corporate Ethics

Career Opportunities

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 semesters)

Tuition fees
RM 60,000 for the entire course
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)

SERI ISKANDAR,

Perak,

32610, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Fresh Graduate (without working experience) : Candidates must hold a Bachelor Degree with minimum CGPA 3.00/4.00 OR 2nd Class Upper Division in the relevant field OR equivalent from a recognized university. Graduate with relevant working experience: Candidates must hold a Bachelor Degree in the relevant field OR equivalent from a recognized university. Working experience in relevant field will be an added advantage. English Language requirements: a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79 (Result is valid for 2 years only) or a minimum TOEFL CBT score of 213 (Result is valid for 2 years only) or a minimum TOEFL PBT score 550 (TOEFL iBT score Result is valid for 2 years only) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (Result is valid for 2 years only) or a minimum ELTS score of Band-6 (Result is valid for 2 years only) or a minimum MUET score of Band-4 (Result is valid for 5 years only) or a minimum Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) score Grade C or a minimum Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) score Grade C or a Minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) Score 53.

For international students

Fresh Graduate (without working experience)

Candidates must hold a Bachelor Degree with minimum CGPA 3.00/4.00 OR 2nd Class Upper Division in the relevant field OR equivalent from a recognized university.

Graduate with relevant working experience

Candidates must hold a Bachelor Degree in the relevant field OR equivalent from a recognized university.

English Language requirements

Candidates are required to show proficiency in written and spoken English in one of the following forms:

A minimum TOEFL IBT score of 79 (Result is valid for 2 years only) OR

A minimum TOEFL CBT score of 213 (Result is valid for 2 years only) OR

A minimum TOEFL PBT score 550 (TOEFL IBT score Result is valid for 2 years only) OR

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (Result is valid for 2 years only) OR

A minimum ELTS score of Band-6 (Result is valid for 2 years only) OR

A minimum MUET score of Band-4 (Result is valid for 5 years only) OR

A minimum Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score Grade C OR

A minimum Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) score Grade C OR

A Minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) Score 53

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