Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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Bachelor of Engineering Honours Petrochemical Engineering   APPLY

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration FULL TIME : 4 yrs,PART TIME: 6 yrs
  Tution Fees N/A

Petroleum engineering involves a wide range of activities related to field exploration, development, production and abandonment of oil and gas resources. Petroleum engineering Programme covers formation evaluation, reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, well completion, well treatment and diagnosis, and production engineering. Besides that, the Programme requires a good knowledge of other related disciplines, namely geophysics, petroleum geology, petroleum project economics and management, engineering safety, etc.


After having completed the programme, graduates should be able to demonstrate the following competencies

Code Intended Learning Outcomes
PLO1 (KW) Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals, chemical/petroleum/bioprocess/ gas/nuclear engineering principles to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PLO2 Ability to identify, formulate, conduct research literature, and
(THPA) analyze   complex   chemical/ petroleum/ bio-process/ gas/nuclear   engineering   problems   using   first   principles of mathematics and engineering sciences.
PLO3 (THDS) Ability to design solution for complex chemical/ petroleum/ bio-process/gas/nuclear engineering problems and design system or process to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PLO4 (THI) Ability to conduct investigation of complex chemical/ petroleum/ bio-process/ gas/ nuclear 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.




Ability to inculcate modern computational techniques and tools complex chemical/ petroleum/ bio-process/ gas/ nuclear which include prediction and modeling to solve complex engineering problem with an understanding of the limitations.
PLO6 (AD) Ability to responsibly act as well as respond to the societal health, safety, environment, legal and cultural issues that are relevant to the professional engineering practice.




Ability to explain and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex chemical/ petroleum/ bio-process/ gas/ nuclear engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
PLO8 (GCE) Ability to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics  and  responsibilities   and       norms  of engineering practice.
PLO9 (CS) Ability to communicate effectively through written and oral modes to all levels of society
PLO10 (TW) Ability to work independently, and as a member or a leader in a team to manage project in multi-disciplinary environment.
PLO11 (SC) Ability to acquire knowledge and engage in independent and life-long learning.
PLO12 (ES) Ability demonstrate knowledge of engineering management principles and entrepreneurial mindset to manage projects in multi-disciplinary environments.

Note: KW = Engineering Knowledge; THPA = Thinking Skills-Problem Analysis; THDS= Thinking Sills Design/Development of Solution; THI =Thinking Skills-Investigation; SCMT= Scholarship Modern Tool Usage; AD = Global Citizen Adaptability; GCS = Global Citizen Sustainability; GCE = Global Citizen Ethics; CS = Communicating Skills; TW = Leadership and Team Working; SC = Life Long Learning; ES = Enterprising Skills.


Matriculation or STPM with minimum of B- in Mathematics/Additional Mathematics/Further Additional Mathematics, Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry and Physics/Engineering Physics/ Biology with CPA 3.00 and not physically handicapped which makes him/her unable to conduct experimental/practical work.


Our petroleum graduates are hired by global oil and gas companies over the years. They can be assigned in various companies; working for major, fully-integrated international oil companies, smaller independent operators, specialized companies that provide services for the producing companies, or consulting firms in oil and gas or the environmental arena. Among the oil and gas companies are Petronas, Exxonmobil, Shell, Talisman, Murphy Oil, Newfield, Petrofac, Hess Oil, Nippon Oil, and Newfield, while the oil-related service providers are Schlumberger, Haliburton, Baker Hughes, UMW Drilling, Geowell, Dimension Bid, Dialog, and Scomi. As a petroleum engineer, you can expect to earn the highest starting salary among all the engineers. Salaries for petroleum engineers are, and will continue to be, among the highest paid of all professionals. We genuinely care about our students and their future. Over the last few decades, our graduates have been serving the society in key positions and have made tremendous impact to the development of Malaysia.

Several worldwide trends, namely exploring deep-water fields, development of marginal fields, implementation of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Programmes, etc., ensure that the strong demand for petroleum engineers will continue. The ever-increasing population of the Earth, when combined with the growing thirst for energy in the developing countries, is putting significant upward pressure on the demand for oil and gas production. This increasing demand for energy, and the simple fact that oil and gas resources are limited, places the petroleum engineer in a strong position now and for many years to come.

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