Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Petroleum Engineering (JPT/BPP (R/524/6/0009)02/17) PDF Print E-mail

1. Introduction

The programme is intended to prepare students for the petroleum industry particularly in dealing with drilling, production, reservoir engineering and transportation of oil gas and other subsurface resources. Later the student will be equip with the knowledge on the exploration and production activities of petroleum at the upstream end of the energy sector.



2. Programme Educational Objectives

  • To produce technically qualified Petroleum Engineers with the potential to become leaders of Oil and Gas industry.
  • To produce Petroleum Engineers who are committed to sustainable development of Oil and Gas industry for the betterment of society and nation.


3. Programme Outcomes

To produce well-rounded graduates with the following outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and specialisations to the solution of complex Petroleum Engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate 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 considerate for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigation into complex 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.
  • Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex Petroleum Engineering activities, 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 Petroleum Engineering practice.
  • Understand the impact of professional Petroleum Engineering solutions in societal and environmental context and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • Communicate e¬ffectively on complex Petroleum Engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write e¬ffective reports and design documentation, make e¬ffective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Ability to function e¬ffectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Petroleum Engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environment.


4. Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Petroleum degree, students are required to obtain a minimum of 145 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

40

CD

- Core Disciplines

59

CI

- Industrial Internship

14

CSp

- Specialization

9

TOTAL

145



5. Programme Curriculum Structure


SEMESTER 1

 

SEMESTER 2

Code

Courses

Cr

G

 

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU 3123

MPU 3143

TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (Int)

3

NR

 

CDB 2012

Health, Safety and Environment

2

CC

MPU 3113

MPU 3173

Ethnic Relationship (Local) Malaysian Studies  3 (Int)

3

NR

 

FDM 1033

Vector Calculus

3

CC

KXX xxx1

Co Curriculum 1

1

UR

 

MDB 1022

Introduction to Material Sciences

2

CC

PDB 1012

Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development

2

UR

 

PDB 1023

Introduction to Petroleum Geosciences

3

CD

FCM 1023

Ordinary Differential Equations

3

CC

 

PDB 1034

Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties

4

CD

VDB 1012

Civil Engineering Drawings

2

CC

 

PDB 1043

Petroleum Engineering Thermodynamics

3

CD

PDB 1013

Statics & Dynamics

3

CD

 

 

Credit Hours

17

 

Credit Hours

17

 

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

LDB 1042

Academic Writing

2

UR

MPU 2

One (1) MPU2 Course

3

NR

KXX xxx1

Co Curriculum II

1

UR

HDB 2033

Professional Communication Skills

3

UR

FDM 2043

Computational Methods

3

CC

FDM 2063

Probability and Statistics

3

CC

MDB 2013

Fluid Mechanics  1

3

CC

PDB 2012

Reservoir Geosciences

2

CD

MDB2034

Solid Mechanics

4

CC

PDB 2023

Reservoir Engineering I

3

CD

TDB 2073

Structure Programming & Database System

3

CC

PDB 2044

Well Logging and Formation Evaluation

4

CD

Credit Hours

16

 

Credit Hours

18

 

SEMESTER 5

SEMESTER 6

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU 3

One (1) MPU3 Course

3

NR

MPU 4

Community Services

2

NR

PDB 3013

Well Test Analysis

3

CD

MDB 3053

Engineering Team Project

3

CC

PDB 3023

Reservoir Engineering II

3

CD

GDB 2033

Introduction To Management

3

CC

PDB 3033

Drilling Engineering I

3

CD

PDB 3053

Reservoir Modelling and Simulation

3

CD

PDB 3043

Production Engineering I

3

CD

PDB 3063

Drilling Engineering II

3

CD

 

 

 

 

PDB 3073

Production Engineering II

3

CD

Credit Hours

15

 

Credit Hours

17

 

INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

Code

Courses

Cr

G

IDB 3017

Industrial Training

7

CI

IDB 3027

Industrial Project

7

CI

Credit Hours

14

 

SEMESTER 7

SEMESTER 8

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

GDB 3173

Engineering Economics & Entrepreneurship

3

CC

VDB 4043

Engineers in Society

3

CC

PDB 4013

Gas Field Engineering

2

CD

PDB 4033

Field Development Project II

3

CD

PDB 4022

Final Year Project I

2

CD

PDB 4044

Final Year Project II

4

CD

PDB 4032

Field Development Project I

2

CD

PDB 4xx3

Core Specialisation II

3

CSp

PDB 4052

Petroleum Economics

2

CD

PDB 4xx3

Core Specialisation III

3

CSp

PDB 4xx3

Core Specialisation I

3

CSp

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

15

 

Credit Hours

16

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS : 145



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.

Reservoir Studies

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Enhanced Oil Recovery

PDB 4113

CSp

3

2

Advanced Well Test Analysis

PDB 4123

CSp

3

3

Advanced Reservoir Simulation

PDB 4133

CSp

3

 

B.

Drilling Engineering

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Well Control

PDB 4213

CSp

3

2

Drilling Hydraulics

PDB 4223

CSp

3

3

Offshore Drilling Engineering

PDB 4233

CSp

3

 

C.

Production Technology

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Petroleum Production and Optimization

PDB 4313

CSp

3

2

Well Stimulation Techniques

PDB 4323

CSp

3

3

Production Chemistry and Flow Assurance

PDB 4333

CSp

3



5.2 Minor in Management (Em) Courses

A Minor in Management is made available to all Engineering 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 145 credit hours.

 

Minor in Management

No

Course Name

Course Code

Credit Hour

Semester

1

Business Accounting

GDB 2013

3

 

Students can take these courses in any semester

2

Management and Organizational Behaviour

GDB 1033

3

3

Principles of Marketing

GDB 2043

3

4

Principles of Finance

GDB 2053

3

5

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

GDB 3013

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 engineering graduates are in great demand by the oil and gas industry which comprises oil and gas companies, utilities companies, services companies, engineering consulting firms or government agencies. The career scope of a petroleum engineer includes drilling, reservoir, production, facilities engineering as well as petrophysics.

Other career opportunities for petroleum engineers exist in the research, maintenance, education, management, training and financial fields. Petroleum engineers often make successful transition to other branches of the resource business, becoming entrepreneurs in oil and gas ventures as well as diversifying into areas such as ground-water hydrology or subsurface environmental engineering