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Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours


Duration:
4 Years
(8 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
23 Nov 2021 | 17 Mar 2022
​08 June 2022

  

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.



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).
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)
* (Relevant Foundation in Science or Engineering etc)
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA

• Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or
• Successful completion of studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU/APIIT 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 : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

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PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programmes are expected within five years of graduation to attain the following 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 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 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

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

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 Software and Applications
  • Engineering Mathematics 3

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Petroleum Geochemistry
  • 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 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, 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

  • Numerical Methods & Statistics
  • Engineering Project Management

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • 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 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

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)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)


​BACHELOR OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING WITH HONOURS IS POWERED BY:

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

PETEX Software Suite (worth £1,731,031.66) 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 24,300
Year 2: RM 24,900
Year 3: RM 25,800
Year 4: RM 27,000
Total: RM 102,000

Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,240)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,520)
Year 3: RM 29,700 (USD 7,520)
Year 4: RM 29,900 (USD 7,570)
Total: RM 117,900 (USD 29,850)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(N/544/6/0004)(10/27)(MQA/FA6546)

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