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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(12 m) 12 month(s)
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 16,418
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Precinct 5
Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time, Part Time
Awarding University:
Heriot-Watt University, UK

MSc Petroleum Engineering

  Institution: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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

KPT/JPS (PA3474) 06/18

Programme overview

The MSc in Petroleum Engineering is a programme of lectures and project work, encompassing a wide range of petroleum engineering fundamentals, pertinent to the modern petroleum industry. Project work provides an opportunity for ideas and methods, assimilated through lectures and tutorials, to be applied to real field evaluation and development design problems. The courses are applied in nature and have been designed so that a graduate is technically well prepared for, and has a sound knowledge of, the industry into which he or she will be recruited.

These courses provide specialist education tailored to the requirements of the upstream petroleum industry. The relevance of this education combined with careful selection of candidates has encouraged oil and oilfield service companies to target Heriot-Watt for recruitment of graduates over the years.

Programme content

Core Courses

  • Reservoir Engineering 1
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Reservoir Engineering – Well Test Analysis
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Production Technology


  • Design Project
  • Individual Project


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

Career opportunities

The main graduate destination is the upstream oil and gas industry, however, it is expected that some graduates will find employment within both the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry. The programme is recognised by graduate-recruiting businesses globally, and many of our graduates are employed at the most senior technical and management levels in international oil and gas companies.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the taught component is through a balance of examinations and coursework.

Entry requirements

First or second class Honours degree in a relevant discipline.
If English is not your first language then you must provide evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Source: Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia