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Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours


Duration:
4 Years
(8 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
25 Jul 2024 | 24 Sep 2024
21 Nov 2024

  

APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME


Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

DMU Degree Certificate will be an MEng Award for Engineering Programmes.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE.
 

 

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION - ENGINEERING DEGREES ACCREDITED UNDER THE WASHINGTON ACCORD

APU Engineering Degrees are fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord.

This accreditation ensures that APU Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries who are signatories of the Washington Accord:

  • Opportunities to register as a Graduate Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) or the relevant professional bodies in other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord.
  • Pathways to becoming a Professional or Chartered Engineer.
  • Assurance that graduates are considered as having met international academic standards for engineering practice.

For more information, please click HERE.



Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours is powered by:

The infusion of software application for petroleum engineering has been fully incorporated into the curriculum. This is in line with the industry’s move towards Digital Transformation and enhancing productivity in the field. Strong Industry-Academia partnerships at APU with organisations such as Petroleum Experts Limited, UK (PETEX) and Rock Flow Dynamics Ltd., USA (RFD) have allowed for the provision of industrial software for student learning and research purposes. APU students have the hands-on practical experiences through petroleum engineering related software tools which also are 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. Further strengthening the curriculum is the application of the Computer Modelling Group (CMG) software which is used for reservoir modelling and enhanced oil recovery studies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM Level or its equivalent.
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes (Grade A-D) in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed the relevant Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA

• Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Engineering Diploma and fulfilment of requirements for Credit Transfer, subject to the approval of the APU Academic Board OR

• Successful completion of a Diploma in Engineering with other recognised Institutions and fulfilment of requirements for Credit Transfer, subject to the approval of the APU Academic Board.

 
Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
 
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

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.
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 40
• Pearson (PTE) : 47
• MUET : Band 3.5

For more information please click HERE


PROGRAMME 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 specialise 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 optimise oil and gas production.
  • Reservoir engineer helpS 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 LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

PLO1

Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems.

PLO2

Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them.

PLO3

Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.

PLO4

Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.

PLO5

Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems.

PLO6

Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems.

PLO7

Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems.

PLO8

Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.

PLO9

Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within multi-disciplinary settings.

PLO10

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities.

PLO11

Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments.

PLO12

Ability to recognise the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development.


PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • High quality undergraduate engineering education that combines petroleum, gas and exploration engineering to cater for the ever-demanding oil and gas industry.
  • The ability 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.

DEGREE YEAR 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 entrepreneurship. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for their own independent learning are also introduced.

COMMON MODULES

  • Engineering Materials
  • Programming with Python
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Engineering Statics and Dynamics
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering Design

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Fundamental of Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Geology

DEGREE YEAR 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 Engineering Software and Applications is used to provide better understanding of software skills.

COMMON MODULES

  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Engineering Software & Applications
  • Innovation Process
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Elements of Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Safety in Oil and Gas Engineering
  • Fluid Flow in Porous Media
  • Petroleum Geochemisty
  • Formation Evaluation and Well Logging

DEGREE YEAR 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 and Gas Engineering 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

  • Engineering Mathematics 4
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Venture Building

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Production Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Well Testing
  • Gas Engineering
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Well Engineering

IN THE 2ND SEMESTER OF YEAR 3 MINOR/EXTENSION PATHWAY (CHOOSE 1)

  • Choose 1 module from Minor Pathway OR Extension Pathway as a continuation from the module selected in Year 3 Semester 2 as described in the Table below.

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 YEAR 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

  • Project Phase 1 (Investigation)
  • Project Phase 2 (Implementation)
  • Engineer in Society

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Field Development Project 1
  • Field Development Project 2
  • Petroleum Economics

MINOR/EXTENSION PATHWAY (CONTINUATION)

  • Choose 1 module from Minor Pathway OR Extension Pathway as a continuation from the module selected in Year 3 Semester 2 as described in the Table below.


PETROLEUM ENGINEERING MINOR/EXTENSION PATHWAYS
Future Proof Engineers for the Real World

In APU, employment and it’s continual sustainability is of paramount importance to us. The range of minor and extensions offered to all students within the School of Engineering will craft a formidable way forward for the young aspiring engineers of tomorrow. These options allow students to embark on a journey of exploration either within the engineering fraternity by extending into greater depth (extensions) niche knowledge, skills and attributes required for the practice of contemporary engineering or explore wider options (minor) that are pivotal in the fundamental proliferation of the engineering profession as a while when coupled with other current multidisciplinary fields of expertise. Successful completion of either pathways future proof the students allowing them to embark on a journey of rewarding careers within an engineering discipline of their choice.

Minor Pathway – Gain breadth of knowledge by taking 3 set modules outside of a particular major field of study. There are minor packages available undertaken from Year 3 Semester 2 Year 4 Semester 1 and Year 4 Semester 2.

MINOR PATHWAY

NAME OF MINOR

Year 3 Semester 2

Year 4 Semester 1

Year 4 Semester 2

loT

Knowledge Discovery and Big Data Analytics

Internet of Things:
Concepts and Applications

Emergent Technology

FinTech

FinTech Governance, Risk Management & Compliance

Digital Finance

Robo Advisor

Digital Transformation

Digital Execution

Digital Strategy & Analytics

Emergent Technology

Data Analytics

Knowledge Discovery and Big Data Analytics

Behavioral Science and
Marketing Analytics

Optimization & Deep
Learning

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Vision Intelligence
(MVI)

Text Analysis & Sentiment
Analysis

Emergent Technology

Digital Age Psychology

Industrial & Organizational
Psychology

Cyberpsychology

Human Factors
Psychology

Extension Pathway – Expand depth of knowledge by taking three (3) set modules in a specific area within a certain field of study. There are extensions available undertaken from Year 3 Semester 2, Year 4 Semester 1 and Year 4 Semester 2.

EXTENSION PATHWAY

NAME OF EXTENSION

Year 3 Semester 2

Year 4 Semester 1

Year 4 Semester 2

Smart Drones

Robotic Technology

Robot Operating Systems

Drone Technology

Smart Manufacturing

Robotic Technology

Robot Operating Systems

Product Creation Technology

Intelligent Design and Manufacturing Technologies

Machine Vision Intelligence

CAD/CAM

Product Creation Technology

Drilling Technology

Drilling Fluids & Hydraulics

Directional Drilling & Surveying

Well Control

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Workplace Professional Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-corruption
  • Co-Curriculum
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)


POWERED BY TNAVIGATOR:

 

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 addition 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.

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. 


PETROLEUM EXPERTS LIMITED:


 
Petroleum Experts Limited has donated 10 licences of their IPM software to our students for learning and research purposes.

PETEX Software Suite (worth £2,872,003.87) includes:


Hardlock system 10 copies of:

  • Prosper
  • GAP
  • PVTP
  • MBAL
  • Resolve
  • Reveal


SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS (SPE) STUDENT CHAPTER EXCELLENCE AWARD

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter at APU gains recognition from SPE International. In recognition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Asia Pacific University’s Student Chapter’s efforts in technical knowledge dissemination, uplifting society, and community outreach & innovation, SPE International presented them SPE Student Chapter Excellence Award 2021.

Established in February 2020, SPE APU Student Chapter has accomplished many milestones during the first year, including this outstanding accomplishment whereby APU is among three local universities winning this award.

Please click HERE for more information.


CAREER OPTIONS

  • Production Engineer
  • Commissioning Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Well Completion Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Oil & Gas Design Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Petroleum Geologist


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 27,500
Year 2: RM 28,500
Year 3: RM 29,500
Year 4: RM 30,500
Total: RM 116,000

Year 1: RM 30,400 (USD 6,910)
Year 2: RM 31,400 (USD 7,135)
Year 3: RM 32,500 (USD 7,385)
Year 4: RM 33,700 (USD 7,660)
Total: RM 128,000 (USD 29,090)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(R/0724/6/0001)(10/27)(MQA/FA6546)

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

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