Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Petroleum Geoscience (JPT/BPP(R/544/6/0002)01/19) PDF Print E-mail

1. Introduction


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.


2. Programme Educational Objective

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


3. Programme Outcomes

At the end of the programme, the graduates should be able to:

  • Apply the principles of science and engineering in Petroleum Geoscience application.
  • Apply the fundamentals of geosciences to solve geosciences related problem.
  • Analyze and synthesize in industry using problem solving skills.
  • Work in team effective communication and management skills.
  • Demonstrate skills in specialization area
  • Demonstrate professionalism and ethic in the society
  • Demonstrate business acumen in geosciences and other related businesses.
  • Engage in lifelong learning and professional development.



4. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Petroleum Geoscience degree, students are required to obtain a minimum of 140 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00.

Summary of Courses Required for Graduation

Course Group (G)

Number of Credit Hours

NR     - National Requirement

14

UR    - University Requirement

9

CC     - Core-Common

17

CD    - Core-Discipline

77

CI     -  Core Industrial Training

14

CSp -  Core- Specialization

9

TOTAL

140



5. Programme Curriculum Structure

SEMESTER 1

 

SEMESTER 2

Code

Courses

Cr

G

 

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU3123

MPU3143

TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (Int)

3

NR

 

CDB 2012

Health, Safety and Environment

2

CC

MPU 3113

MPU3173

Ethnic Relationship (Local)                    Malaysian Studies  (Int)

3

NR

 

FDM 1033

Vector Calculus

3

CC

Kxxxxx1

Co Curriculum 1

1

UR

 

QBB 1063

Earth Processes

3

CD

PDB1012

Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development

2

UR

 

QBB 1023

Geological Mapping Techniques++

3

CD

FDM1023

Ordinary Differential Equations

3

CC

 

QBB 1073

Mineralogy & Petrography

3

CD

QBB 1013

Physical Geology

3

CD

 

QBB 1053

Structural Geology

3

CD

QBB 1022

Fundamentals of  Geophysics

2

CD

 

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

17

 

Credit Hours

17

 

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

LDB1042

Academic Writing

2

UR

MPU2

One (1) U2 Course

3

NR

TDB2073

Structure Programming & Database System

3

CC

Kxxxxx1

Co Curriculum 2

1

UR

QBB 2032

Principles of Stratigraphy

2

CD

FDM2063

Probability and Statistics

3

CC

QBB 2042

Palaeontology

2

CD

HDB2033

Professional Communication Skills

3

UR

QBB 2013

Geochemistry

3

CD

QBB 2023

Clastic Sedimentology & Petrography

3

CD

QBB2033

Seismic Methods

3

CD

 

QBB2043

Seismic Interpretation

3

CD

 

 

 

 

 

QBB2022

Petroleum Geology

2

CD

Credit Hours

15

 

Credit Hours

18

 

SEMESTER 5

SEMESTER 6

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU 3

One (1) U3 Course

3

NR

MPU 4

Community Services

2

NR

QBB 3053

Attributes & 3D Volume Interpretation

3

CD

GDB2033

Introduction To Management

3

CC

QBB 3033

Basin Analysis

3

CD

QBB 2054

Well Logging & Subsurface Mapping

4

CD

QBB 3044

Fieldwork Management  & Geo Field Camp

4

CD

QBB 3013

Regional & Petroleum Geology of Malaysia & SEA

3

CD

QBB 3033

Carbonate Sedimentology & Petrography

3

CD

QBB 3073

Geological Data Analysis

3

CD

 

 

 

 

 

QBB 3063

Petroleum Engineering for Geosciences

3

CD

Credit Hours

16

 

Credit Hours

18

 

INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

Code

Courses

Cr

G

IDB 3017/

IDB 3027

Industrial Internship

14

M

Credit Hours

14

 

SEMESTER 7

SEMESTER 8

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

QBB 4032

Final Year Project I

2

CD

QBB 4044

Final Year Project II

4

CD

QBB  4XX3

Major Elective I

3

CSp

QBB 4XX3

Major Elective II

3

CSp

QBB 3023

Rock Physics

3

CD

QBB 4XX3

Major Elective III

3

CSp

QBB 4024

E&P Prospect Evaluation

4

CD

QBB 3043

Reservoir Characterization & Geological Modelling

3

CD

Credit Hours

12

 

Credit Hours

13

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS : 140

 

 

5.1 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.

 

A.

Basin Reservoir Studies

 

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Geodynamics and Basin Development

QBB 4053

ME

3

2

Petroleum Geochemistry and Basin Modelling

QBB 4063

ME

3

3

Geo-mechanics & Fractured Reservoirs

QBB 4073

ME

3

 

B.

Exploration Geophysics

 

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Seismic Data Processing

QBB 4033

ME

3

2

Seismic Wave and Imaging

QBB 4123

ME

3

3

Non-seismic Methods

QBB 4133

ME

3

 

C.

GIS and Geo-hazards

 

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Rock and Soil Mechanics

QBB 4083

ME

3

2

Site Investigation

QBB 4093

ME

3

3

Geospatial Information System

QBB 4113

ME

3

 

 



5.2 Minor in Management (Em) Courses

A Minor in Management is made available to all Petroleum Geoscience students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business. However, the option to do Minor in Management is at the students’ discretion and is not compulsory. The credit hours will be over and above the graduation requirements of 140 credit hours.

 

Minor in Management

No

Course Name

Course Code

Credit Hour

Semester

1

Business Accounting

GDB2013

3

Students can take these courses in any semester

2

Management and Organizational Behaviour

GDB1033

3

3

Principles of Finance

GDB2053

3

4

Principles of Marketing

GDB2043

3

5

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

GDB3013

3

 

 

Note:

Code C

:

Please refer to Chemical Engineering Programme for Course Synopsis.

Code E

:

Please refer to Electrical & Electronic Engineering Programme for Course Synopsis.

Code F

:

Please refer to Fundamental & Applied Sciences Department for Course Synopsis

Code K

:

Please refer to Credited Co-Curriculum Programme for Course Synopsis.

Code M

:

Please refer to Mechanical Engineering Programme for Course Synopsis.

Code Q

:

Please refer to Petroleum Geoscience Programme for Course Synopsis.

Code S

:

Please refer to Business & Information System Programme for Course Synopsis.

Code T

:

Please refer to Information & Communication Technology Programme for Course Synopsis.

Code V

:

Please refer to Civil Engineering Programme for Course Synopsis.

Code L, G, H, MPW

:

Please refer to Management & Humanities Department for Course Synopsis.



6. Career Prospects

Petroleum Geoscience graduates normally predicts the occurrences of oil and gas by using geological and geophysical data including well logging and remote sensing. Petroleum Geoscience will be dealing with a certain amount of data which need to be interpolate and extrapolate in recommending the best plan of action in managing a reservoir. Besides in oil and gas industry, petroleum geoscience graduates are also involved in many different types of jobs such as in mining companies, service companies, institutions for the environment, site investigation and academic institutions.