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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 27,663
Course Miscellanous Fees:


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Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Heriot-Watt University,UK

BEng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering

  Institution: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Field Of Study:
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Engineering - Petroleum
Course Intake:

KPT/JPS (PA4141) 12/18

Programme overview

This Bachelor degree aims to produce graduates who meet the needs of industry now and in the future. It includes a wide range of subjects which are relevant to the industry and meet the needs of the Petroleum Engineering profession.

It will allow you to undertake a wide range of technical and managerial careers across the sector, e.g. reservoir analysis and simulation studies, drilling production patterns, estimation of petroleum reserves, design and implementation of oil field production, construction, commissioning, operation, management to specialist consultancy and advanced research and development.

The degree programme will help you to cultivate the ability to apply your skills to real, practical engineering problems and deepen your understanding of petroleum engineering principles through problem solving, projects and assignments.

First year

Important themes focus on an understanding of the movement of material, heat and how materials behave. Principal components include Fluid Mechanics; Heat Transfer; Mechanical Engineering and Thermodynamics as well as Geoscience. Also includes a mini-design project to consolidate the knowledge from the other courses.

Second year

Introduces some of the specialist petroleum engineering topics such as reservoir engineering and production technology that are key to producing oil and gas reserves. Studies in geoscience concentrate more on the geology necessary to allow reservoirs to form. Advanced thermodynamics and fluid mechanics provide further supporting core engineering material.

Third year

Completes the study of petroleum engineering with topics in economics, reservoir simulation and production technology. In addition, there are topics on surface engineering, safety and sustainability associated with elements of processing the recovered oil and gas. A final element is a major group and individual project work that draws together all of the knowledge together to solve problems that duplicate many of the issues found in industry.


In accordance with our normal practice our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions. In addition to accreditation within Malaysia, we seek accreditation by the relevant UK or international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.

Career Opportunities

Petroleum Engineering is a highly specialist course and graduates will find employment opportunities with a number of major energy providers and smaller specialist companies. Specialist topics in geology, reservoir simulation and economics provide graduates with the foundation for further specialist qualifications in these areas.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorial classes, laboratory classes, individual assignments and group projects. Assessment is by a combination of continuous assessment and examination.

Entry requirements

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science: CCCC
  • GCE A-Level: BBB
  • Diploma deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • Any other relevant qualification deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government.

The subjects studied must include Mathematics and Chemistry.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6 is required.

Source: Heriot-Watt University