Petroleum Engineering

All about Petroleum Engineering program in University Technology PETRONAS (UTP), like Intake date, Tuition fees, Scholarship, Faculty, Campus and etc.

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Petroleum Engineering

Faculty: School of Engineering
Qualification: Master (Course based)


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Subject: General Engineering and Technology
Duration: 3 Years
Tuition Fee (Totally):


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What will you learn?

Petroleum Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that applies engineering principles and quantitative methods in exploiting subsurface oil and gas reserves. At UTP, the MSc course in Petroleum Engineering offers qualified and dedicated graduates with a learning experience and industry relevant research and field development projects related to the needs of the multibillion dollar petroleum industry. This is achieved through a programme of taught MSc degree course which offers 11 technical modules and 2 management electives. There is a high degree of computer usage for projects, teaching and on-line support. High performance workstations are able to provide powerful graphics and a processing capability enabling students and high caliber staff to tackle complicated problems of the petroleum industry.


Candidates are required to show proficiency in written and spoken English in one of the following forms:

A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79  (Result is valid for 2 years only) OR

A minimum TOEFL CBT score of 213 (Result is valid for 2 years only) OR

A minimum TOEFL PBT score 550 (TOEFL iBT score Result is valid for 2 years only) OR

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (Result is valid for 2 years only) OR

A minimum ELTS score of Band-6 (Result is valid for 2 years only) OR

A minimum MUET score of Band-4 (Result is valid for 5 years only) OR

A minimum Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) score Grade C OR

A minimum Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) score Grade C OR

​A Minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) Score 53​


However, this requirement is waived if candidate;

Have obtained Bachelor / Master or other relevant degree from a Malaysian recognized institution whereby all courses are fully conducted in English or;

A native of an English speaking country or;

Graduated from English speaking country’s institutions

Additional Supporting Document for International Students

​​Documents for International Students​

GRE Test Score (Computer-based OR Paper-based Test )​​

Core areas of emphasis

1. Petroleum Geoscience 2. Formation Evaluation 3. Reservoir Engineering 1 4. Reservoir Engineering 2 5. Reservoir Simulation 6. Production Technology 1 7. Production Technology 2 8. Drilling Engineering 9. Project Economics 10. Research Project

Career prospects

Graduates with an MSc in Petroleum Engineering degree will enhance their employment and career prospects in the global oil and gas industry. The degree is also a good starting point for a career in research and academia.

Tuition Fees

Totally (USD) Yearly (USD)
$ 15000 $ 5000
$ 5000
$ 5000

Course Details:

Duration: Minimum 18 months ; Maximum 36 months Start Date: January / September

Scholarships for Post-graduate studies:

UTP Graduate Assistantship Scheme (GA)

For full-time research student only

Covers tuition fees, including semester fee and research methodology

Registration, accommodation and transportation costs are not covered and is to be borne by students

Candidates will be assigned 5 hours of academic activities per week in the form of tutorials or laboratory demonstration or any other related academic activities

Candidates will be required to perform 22 research days per month

Monthly subsistence allowance

​MSc Student: RM1,300.00

​​PhD Student: RM1,600.00

Campus (Main Campus)

Seri Iskandar, 32610, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia

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