B. Eng (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
June September November
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 24,442
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 28,252

About this course

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.

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 pass 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 and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia; 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 6.0 in IELTS or 550 in TOEFL to join this programme.


Year 1

Common Modules

  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Statics and Dynamics
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to C programming
  • Introduction to Management
  • Industry 4.0

Specialised Modules

  • Fundamental of Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Geology

Year 2

Common Modules

  • Introduction to Electrical System
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills

Specialised Modules

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Sustainable Development
  • Thermodynamic & Heat Transfer
  • Element of reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Formation Evaluation & Well Logging
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Safety in Oil & Gas Engineering

Year 3

Common Modules

  • Numerical Methods & Statistic
  • Engineering Project Management

Specialised Modules

  • Drilling Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Well Design & Completion
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Production Engineering
  • Gas Engineering
  • Well Testing
  • Reservoir Simulation

Internship (12 weeks)

Industry placement with a suitable organisation for a minimum period of 12 weeks, after completing Year 3 and before the commencement of Year 4.

Year 4

Common Modules

  • Engineers in Society
  • Project Phase 1 (Investigation)
  • Project Phase II (Implementation)

Specialised Modules

  • Field Development Project
  • Petroleum Economics

Electives (choose 2)

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

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