B. Eng (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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B. Eng (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering

Duration:

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Degree Awarded By:

APU, Malaysia

Intake:

24th September 2019
19th November 2019

Study Loan Options:

PTPTN

  • Petroleum Engineering is a unique programme that combines petroleum, gas and exploration engineering to cater for the ever-demanding oil and gas industry. Our programme prepares individuals to apply engineering principles to the design, development and operation of systems for locating, extracting, processing and refining crude petroleum and natural gas, including mining and drilling systems, processing and refining systems and facilities, storage facilities, transportation systems, and related environmental and safety systems. Students’ understanding on theoretical component is further enhanced with hands on sessions in our laboratory and we also prepare students with psychomotor skills, critical thinking skills and good communication skills.
  • Careers span the range of fields which are normally covered by mechanical and industrial engineering. Roles of a Petroleum Engineer includes developing skills in examining geologic and engineering data to determine sources of crude oil and gas, examining the quality and quantity of the product, separation of crude oil into different elements, etc.


Entry Requirements: 

  • Pass STPM with at least principal / full pass / grade C (CGPA 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry and pass SPM with credit in Mathematics and one of the relevant Science subjects - Physics / Chemistry / Technical / Vocational; OR
  • Pass 'A' Levels with at least a Grade "D" in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry and pass 'O' Levels / GCSE or equivalent with Grade C in Mathematics and one of the science subjects - Physics or Chemistry; OR
  • Pass UEC or Senior Middle Three (SM3) with Grade B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and one of the relevant Science subjects - Physics or Chemistry; OR
  • Pass the APU Foundation or equivalent; OR
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
  • Students must possess a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS to join this programme.

Note : Candidates who wish to study Engineering Degree course must not be color blind or physically handicapped which makes him/her unable to conduct experimental/practical work and affect the learning process leading to potential errors towards professional practice as well. This is in line with the requirements of engineering professional bodies where safe engineering practices is mandatory. All International Students need to go through EMGS Medical Screening, if the student is found to be color blind; the Medical Screening maybe failed.



Programmes Educational Objectives:

  • Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Petroleum Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
  • Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Petroleum Engineering.

Petroleum engineers travel to where petroleum reservoirs are known to exist. They define and develop the reservoirs, and produce oil and gas with maximum profitable recovery. Petroleum engineering allows one to specialize in several different oil & gas specialties, each with its own unique challenges and
rewards. The careers and job activity areas are as a:

  • Drilling engineer, working with geologists and contractors in designing and supervising drilling operations.
  • Production engineer, developing processes and equipment to optimize oil and gas production.
  • Reservoir engineer and help determine ideal recovery processes, estimate the number of wells that can be economically drilled, and simulate future performance using sophisticated computer models.
  • Manager, an entrepreneur, economist, or environmental/safety specialist.


Programme Outcomes:

The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:

  • Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems
  • Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them.
  • Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems
  • Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
  • Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities
  • Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems 
  • Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems
  • Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.
  • Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Ability to recognize the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development
  • Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments

The Industry-Academia partnership at APU has been further enhanced with Petroleum Experts Limited, UK (PETEX) and Rock Flow Dynamics Ltd., USA (RFD) having provided industrial software for student learning and research purposes. APU students now have the hands-on practical experiences through petroleum engineering related software tools which also is being applied in their Field Development Project (FDP) and Final Year Project (FYP) works. APU is one of the first universities in Malaysia to provide students with a combination of Integrated Production Modelling (IPM) and Reservoir Engineering Simulation (tNav) modern industrial tools. These now are also a strong additions to the Computer Modelling Group (CMG) software which is used for reservoir modelling and enhanced oil recovery studies. The software applications are part of the infusion on technology on to the Petroleum Engineering programme at APU.



Course Structure & Modules:

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geology, Engineering Materials etc. Other modules aim to provide the basic academic skills required to meet the demands of employers, as well as thorough grounding in principles of IT and management. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for their own independent learning are also introduced.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Introduction to Management
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Industry 4.0
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Statics & Dynamic
  • Fundamental of Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Geology

DEGREE LEVEL 2

Here, students start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Petroleum Engineering with modules such as Rocks & Fluid Properties, Formation Evaluation & Well Logging etc. Other modules such as Introduction to Electrical System, Strength of Materials are provided for the better understanding of the Electronic & Mechanical engineering skills.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Strength of Materials
  • Element of Reservoir Rock & Fluid Properties
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Safety in Oil & Gas Engineering
  • Formation Evaluation & Well Logging
  • Reservoir Engineering 1
  • Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
  • Sustainable Development

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Reservoir Simulation, Drilling Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, Well Design & Completion, Production Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Well Testing, Gas Engineering and Numerical Methods & Statistics are the critical focus of this level. There is further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Independent learning continues in all modules.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Numerical Methods & Statistics
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering 2
  • Well Design & Completion
  • Production Engineering
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Well Testing
  • Gas Engineering

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 4

The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application and technological skills which become very useful for employment upon graduation. Students’ personal and professional development, technical capability and understanding of how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas will be enhanced via Engineering Projects.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Project Phase 1 (Investigation)
  • Project Phase 2 (Implementation)
  • Engineers in Society
  • Field Development Project 1
  • Field Development Project 2
  • Petroleum Economics

Elective Modules (choose 2)

  • Advanced Well Test Analysis
  • Advanced Drilling Engineering
  • Drilling Hydraulics
  • Advance Well Completion

MQA Compulsory Subjects *

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)



Career Options

Petroleum Engineering is the bridge connecting to the Oil & Gas Industry where engineers have a high level of technical expertise and skill, which they use to plan, design, set up, modify, optimise and monitor the processes in the Oil and Gas industry. Petroleum Engineers are analytical engineers and creative thinkers in solving complex problems. They can practice on their own initiative but also contribute as a team member working with engineers from various disciplines. Responsibilities of a Petroleum engineer include the following:

  • Examining geologic and engineering data
  • To determine sources of crude oil and gas,
  • Examining the quality and quantity of the product,
  • Separation of crude oil into different elements,

Typical occupations include working as a drilling engineer, reservoir engineer, production engineer, process engineers or equipment engineer to optimize oil and gas production, Potential employers are oil companies like Petronas, Exxon Mobil, Shell, Murphy Oil, Talisman, Petrofac, Newfield, Hess, Nippon Oil, and oil service companies like Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, M-I Swaco, UMW Drilling, ScomiOiltools, Dimension Bid, Geowell and Eastern Energy.



Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

Year 1: RM 23,200
Year 2: RM 24,200
Year 3: RM 25,200
Year 4: RM 26,300
Total: RM 98,900

Year 1: RM 27,600 (USD 6,900)
Year 2: RM 28,900 (USD 7,230)
Year 3: RM 29,400 (USD 7,350)
Year 4: RM 29,900 (USD 7,480)

Total: RM 115,800 (USD 28,960)

* Fees stated above do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.



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All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.