Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Introduction
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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established in 1997 and has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia. UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities. UTP has produced more than 10,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 66 countries around the world.

In less than two decades since its establishment, the university has attained prestigious national and international recognitions. UTP is the only private university in Malaysia to be ranked in the top 160 under the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia 2015 and was ranked at 288 for the 2015 QS World University Rankings under the Engineering and Technology Faculty.

UTP has made a commendable achievement in the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2016. QS has recognised UTP as amongst the world’s elite institutions in four of the 42 subjects featured in this ranking.

The year marks a significant improvement in ranking for Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering subjects. Chemical Engineering has improved its position and now ranked as Top 150 in the world as compared to Top 200 in 2015. At the same time, Mechanical Engineering is now ranked in the Top 200 as compared to Top 250 in 2015. This is a tremendous achievement for Mechanical Engineering which only made its maiden entrance to QS ranking system only last year.

The Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Computer Science & Information Systems subjects remain in the Top 250 and Top 350 respectively.

UTP is the only private university in Malaysia to be rated a 4-star institution by QS, with a maximum five-star rating in five areas out of eight, namely employability, internationalisation, innovation, facilities and inclusiveness.

The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on nine niche areas which are Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Dioxide Management, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Hybrid Energy Systems, Intelligent Cities and Sustainable Resources.

UTP is the first and only private university to be awarded a 6-star rating (the highest performance level) by Malaysia Research Assessment for its research, development and commercialisation efforts.

UTP continues to provide distinctive educational opportunities to its students with the rating of Tier 5 (Excellent) University for SETARA (Rating System for the Malaysian Higher Education Institutions) and achieved Tier 5 for D-SETARA (Discipline-Based Rating System) in Engineering.

UTP makes its debut in QS World University Ranking 2016/2017!

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has made its debut in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings, entering in the 601-650 band. UTP is also the only private university in Malaysia to make it into the rankings. Read more at http://www.utp.edu.my/The%20University/sitepages/article.aspx?param=134

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Vision

A Leader in Technology Education and Centre for Creativity and Innovation.

Mission

  • UTP is an institute of higher learning. We provide opportunities for the pursuit of knowledge and expertise for the advancement of engineering, science and technology to enhance the nation's competitiveness.
  • Our objective is to produce well-rounded graduates who are creative and innovative with the potential to become leaders of industry and the nation.
  • Our aim is to nurture creativity and innovativeness and expand the frontiers of technology and education for the betterment of society.
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MSc

MSc in Drilling Engineering

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Malaysia Perak

The offering of a Master in Drilling Engineering programme is expected to fast track the development of local drilling engineers to meet the high demand and to heed the nation’s call as part of the Economic Transformation Programme. [+]

Malaysia’s Domestic Oil & Gas Industry is projected to register a 1.59% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase in oil production, according to the EIA. This will lead to an increase in Oil & Gas activities across the board. Malaysia will need 500 new drilling engineers for the next 5 years to replace retired drilling engineers in oil and gas industry. New projects such as Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC) and Risk Sharing Contracts (RSC) for marginal and stranded fields have attracted new entrants like Hibiscus Energy, SONA Petroleum, Dialog Group, Sapura Kencana, Coastal Energy, ROC, etc., which have added the demand for drilling engineers. Taking into account rig and drilling contractors like UMW Oil & Gas, Tanjung Offshore, Perisai Petroleum etc, the demand for drilling engineers is expected to remain high. Current number of drilling engineers in Malaysia is estimated at 1000 based on the number of rigs operating in Malaysia. The ratio of expatriate and local drilling engineer is 1:4. Based on industry survey, training a drilling engineer requires roughly RM 1.2 million over 5 years. The offering of a Master in Drilling Engineering programme is expected to fast track the development of local drilling engineers to meet the high demand and to heed the nation’s call as part of the Economic Transformation Programme. The curriculum has been designed with inputs given by members of oil and gas industry such as PETRONAS, Malaysian Oil and Gas Services Council, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Weatherford, Baker Hughes and many others Drilling contractors and universities in the world. The programme comprises 14 courses with 10 core engineering courses and 3 management related courses and 1 course on research methodology. The MSc in Drilling Engineering programme will expose students to a wide range of real work challenges and will enrich students’ learning experiences through case studies. Apart from lectures, the MSc in Drilling Engineering programme offers a variety of learning approaches such as industry subject matter experts, visit to rig setup, industry projects, internship placement, seminar, case studies and research based projects – all of which are targeted to authenticate the classroom learning experiences. ENTRY REQUIREMENT Talented undergraduates from Petroleum Engineering, Chemical, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering Disciplines, Technical Managers in Drilling, Lecturers in Petroleum Engineering. Applicants with other qualifications can be considered, if they have the necessary research and working experience and could show capabilities to pursue postgraduate studies. COURSE STRUCTURE The course is aimed at practicing drilling engineers. It focuses on the concept of effective well construction, and aims to develop high levels of professional skill in the key areas of well design, drilling and drilling operations management both for onshore and offshore drilling. The students are required to undertake 44 credits of courses which consist of 10 engineering core modules and 2 management specialization modules, research methodology and 1 industrial based project module. The duration of the MSc in Drilling Engineering programme is recommended to be 18 months (tri-semesters). Drilling engineers are expected to be able to communicate effectively with people from various disciplines and expertise. The programme is designed to encourage close interaction amongst students and industry practitioners COURSE CONTENT Semester-1 Basic Petroleum Geology Principles of Well Construction Mechanics of Materials for Drilling Engineering Advanced Fluid Mechanics Drilling Technology Semester-2 Production Technology and Completion Design Advanced Well Engineering Subsurface and Subsea Drilling and Production System Drilling Risk Management and Engineering Semester-3 Petroleum Economic Drilling Project Management Research Methodology Management Elective Industrial Based Project & Dissertation CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates with an MSc in Drilling 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 R&D and academia. Program Manager: Dr Syahrir Ridha (syahrir.ridha@petronas.com.my) [-]

MSc in Offshore Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 7  January 2017 Malaysia Perak + 1 more

The pedagogical goal of the MSc Offshore Engineering programme is to educate students to be able to take a leadership role in superior technical knowledge and application required in the offshore industry. [+]

Offshore industry is a relatively recent Industry that has rapidly expanded during the last 60 years. Challenges in the industry arise such as has never been encountered before, particularly in offshore engineering. These challenges can only be synthesised and solved by upgrading and enhancing the knowledge related to offshore engineering. The oil and gas industry plays a significant role in Malaysia’s economy. The nation largely derives these resources from offshore reserves. It is predicted that there will be a shortage of talent in Malaysia in the oil and gas industry. This complexity is due to the large segments of workforce approaching retirement and the lack of skilled graduates from Malaysian universities. Malaysian universities have limited exposure in offshore engineering, as the focus is on general engineering in major disciplines (e.g. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering). Exposure is only gained through on the job training, requiring companies to invest a significant amount in time and money. In order to fill in the skill gap and lack of talent, it is necessary to develop graduates who are trained and versed in various offshore engineering areas. The pedagogical goal of the MSc Offshore Engineering programme is to educate students to be able to take a leadership role in superior technical knowledge and application required in the offshore industry. ENTRY REQUIREMENT Qualification for Each Programme i) Academic Requirement a) Fresh Graduate - Candidates must hold a BSc Degree with minimum CGPA 3.00/4.00 OR 2nd Class Upper Division OR equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized university b) With relevant experience - Candidates must hold a BSc Degree OR equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized university ii) English Requirement Candidates are required to show proficiency in written and spoken English in one of the following forms: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 OR A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 OR A minimum ELTS score of Band-6 OR A minimum MUET score of Band-4 OR A minimum Cambridge English : First (FCE) score of 67 A minimum Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) score of 52 All applicants must fulfil the English Language requirement in order to be admitted to the approved programme. iii) Additional Supporting Document for International Students GRE Test Score (Computer-based OR Paper-based Test) WHO SHOULD APPLY? Engineering graduates keen to pursue careers within the offshore sector; Graduates currently working in the offshore and ocean-related industries keen to extend their qualifications Individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience. CURRICULUM STRUCTURE A.CORE MODULES Wave Hydrodynamic Structural Dynamic Offshore Engineering Materials Meteorology & Oceanography Design of Offshore Structure Risk. Reliability & Integrity of Offshore Structure Offshore Foundation Offshore Project Management Research Methodology B.ELECTIVE MODULES (two electives to be selected) Geotechnics & Geohazards Advanced Theory of Elasticity Finite Element Method for Offshore Structures HSE Management in Offshore Engineering Offshore Pipelines Design of Floating Offshore Structures Coastal Engineering & Sediment Transport Offshore Positioning Subsea Engineering for Oil & Gas Fields C.RESEARCH Research Project I Research Project II COURSE DURATION LABS AND FACILITIES Offshore Engineering Laboratory: The tank is used mainly for calm water, wave resistance, hydrodynamics and seakeeping experiments. With a length of 22 m and a breadth of 10 m across, the wave basin boasts state of the art equipment. With a maximum operating water depth of 1 m, the wave makers can be used to generate various waves, i.e. regular, irregular, long and short crested and bi-chromatic waves. The offshore lab is also equipped with a system of pumps to generate current. Wave Flume: The Wave Flume is one of its kind in Malaysia and was designed for in depth coastal studies. Measuring 1.5 m across with a length of 20 m, it is very well suited to study the effects of breaking waves on coastal and offshore structures. With an operating water depth of 1 m, the maximum wave height is rated at 0.3 m with wave periods ranging from 0.4 to 5 seconds. Commercial Software for Numerical Modelling: Civil and Environmental Engineering Department subscribed powerful numerical modelling packages which enable students and researchers to conduct their studies and research. The following software are available at the department: STAR CCM ANSYS OrcaFlex Sesam Ariane CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates with an MSc in Offshore Engineering degree will enhance their employment and career prospects in the local as well as the global oil and gas industry. The degree is also a good starting point for a career in R&D and academia. Program Manager: Dr Montasir Osman Ahmed Ali (montasir.ahmedali@petronas.com.my) [-]

MSc in Petroleum Engineering

Campus Full time January 2017 Malaysia Perak

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. [+]

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 project, teaching and on-line support. High performance workstations are able to provide powerful graphics and processing capability enabling students and high calibre staff to tackle complicated problems of the petroleum industry. ENTRY REQUIREMENT Bachelors Degree in the field of Engineering or Science or Applied Mathematics from UTP or other recognised universities. Applicants with other qualifications can be considered if they have the necessary research experience and could show capabilities to pursue postgraduate studies. COURSE STRUCTURE The curriculum is meticulously developed with inputs drawn from the experience of Heriot-Watt, UK and experts from the oil and gas industry in Malaysia and other parts of the world. The course is designed to accommodate working professionals who would be able to utilise their work experience in projects. For fresh graduates, there will be opportunities to work on real projects with various companies. There are 11 technical modules and 2 management electives to be completed over 3 semesters. The course runs on a one-week lecture module at UTP. Semester 1: 5 Technical Modules Semester 2: 4 Technical Modules 1 Management Elective 1 Research Project Semester 3: 1 Management Elective 1 Research 1 Fieldwork Examinations are held at the end of every semester on week 16. Petroleum engineers are expected to be able to communicate effectively with people from various disciplines and expertise. Our programme is designed to encourage close interaction amongst students and industry practitioners. COURSE CONTENT Technical Modules Petroleum Geoscience Formation Evaluation Reservoir Engineering 1 Reservoir Engineering 2 Reservoir Simulation Production Technology 1 Production Technology 2 Drilling Engineering Project Economics Research Project Field Development Project Management Electives Engineering Economy Operations Management Strategic Management Corporate Ethics CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 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. Program Manager: Dr Sia Chee Wee (sia_cheewee@petronas.com.my) [-]

MSc in Petroleum Geoscience

Campus Full time 18  January 2017 Malaysia Perak

Petroleum Geoscience is an interdiciplinary field that applies geoscience principles and quantitative methods in the search and development of commercial oil and gas fields. It includes interpreting, predicting and managing risks and uncertainties in exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon resources. At Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, the MSc Petroleum Geoscience Programme is tailored to train young graduates and professionals from the industry in the full range of approaches, methods and techniques to explore and evaluate new oil and gas fields and to characterise reservoirs. [+]

Petroleum Geoscience is an interdiciplinary field that applies geoscience principles and quantitative methods in the search and development of commercial oil and gas fields. It includes interpreting, predicting and managing risks and uncertainties in exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon resources. At Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, the MSc Petroleum Geoscience Programme is tailored to train young graduates and professionals from the industry in the full range of approaches, methods and techniques to explore and evaluate new oil and gas fields and to characterise reservoirs The Programme is designed to meet the capability requirements for Exploration Geoscience Reservoir Geoscience Upstream Economics and E & P Business Demands This is achieved through 12 technical modules, 2 management electives, fieldwork and an Industrial Project. There is a high degree of computer usage for project, teaching and on-line support. High performance workstations provide powerful graphics and processing capability enabling students to interpret, evaluate and characterise the subsurface. ENTRY REQUIREMENT Bachelor Degree in the field of Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or Applied Sciences from UTP or other recognised universities. Applicants with other qualifications can be considered if they have the necessary research and working experience and could show capabilities to pursue postgraduate studies. COURSE STRUCTURE The curriculum is meticulously developed with inputs drawn from the experience of Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP) Paris and experts from the oil and gas industry in Malaysia and other parts of the world. The programme is also designed to accommodate working professionals who would be able to utilise their work experience in projects. For fresh graduates, there will be opportunities to work on real projects with various petroleum companies. There are 12 technical modules, fieldwork , Individual Industry Project (IIP) and 2 management electives to be completed over 4 semesters. Each technical module of is of three-week duration. Semester 1: 3 Technical Modules, Fieldwork, two Management Electives Semester 2: 4 Technical Modules Semester 3: 4 Technical Modules Semester 4: Four months Individual Industry Project (IIP) & Dissertation Examinations are held at the end of every two technical modules. Plate Tectonics, Basin Development and Structural Geology Global structure of the earth with the analysis of brittle and ductile deformations in sedimentary basins at different scales and in different stress regimes Well Logging and Formation Evaluation The fundamental basis of drilling, well site geology and the conventional geological and petrophysical log interpretation. Both evaluation of formations and quantitative log interpretation will be covered. Seismic Technology The basis of seismic methods and contribution of seismic and acoustic methods contribute to the study of basins and reservoirs. It also presents the reflection seismic (2D, 3D, 4D and 3C), refraction seismic, well seismic and acoustic logging methods. Seismic Interpretation 2D and 3D techniques in interpreting seismic data, synthetic seismograph, well seismic tying and time/depth conversion. The module will focus on reservoir characterization from the integration of well information with seismic data to extract and mapping of petrophysical properties. Advance Sedimentology A detailed description of clastic and carbonate deposit environments (fluvial-deltaic, shallow marine, deep marine) and associated sedimentary architectures. Emphasis will be given to correlation techniques at basin scale and reservoir scale to build up geological numerical model. Advance Stratigraphy An overall view of the different depositional environment of carbonate and clastic sediments, covering the various facies and space-time juxtaposition of the deposits. Particular attention will be given to diagenesis as a key process for enhancing or destroying reservoir qualities. Reservoir Engineering Petrophysics (porosity, permeability, saturation, capillary phenomena), properties of fluids (water, oil, gas) and an introduction to reservoir simulation. It will present the interpretation of well tests, types of recovery mechanisms (multi-phase flow, primary and secondary recovery) and the field development. Reservoir Characterization and Geological Modeling The workflow of reservoir characterization and modeling as routinely used in the oil industry. The presentation will be illustrated by practical work using actual data. Deterministic and stochastic modeling, volumetric calculation and uncertainties will be discussed at each stage, with a focus on geology, seismic and geostatistical methods. Geochemistry, Petroleum System and Basin Modeling The concept of petroleum systems, focusing on organic geochemistry, sedimentology of source rocks, and the kinetics of oil and gas formation, with an introduction to 1D thermal modeling. Methods on analyzing the source rocks (petrography, vitrinite reflectance, Rock-Eval), of oils and extracts will follow with practical application. 2D and 3D modeling will be introduced to understand and predict the migration of hydrocarbons in basins. The use of organic geochemistry approach and methods for the characterization of reservoirs will be presented. Basin Analysis and Evaluation The sequence stratigraphic framework and the structural model for a given basin. It will be illustrated on case studies from different types of sedimentary basins. Elements of petroleum systems will be progressively included. Prospect Maturation and Exploration Economics The selection and evaluation of investment projects within the upstream petroleum industry. Petroleum System Field Work A ten to fourteen days fieldtrip on clastic sediments will be conducted at the beginning of course around Miri, Labuan and Kota Kinabalu located at East Malaysia to study various clastic sediments and their paleoenvironment of deepwater, shallow marine and fluvio-deltaic depositional environment. The fieldtrip on carbonates around Niah. Management Elective Project Management Introduce the strategic management with related to E & P business. Business Communications Introduce communication skills for effective participation in a business setting Individual Industrial Project 4-month Internship Program in oil and gas industry (Industrial Project) allow students to apply in real life cases the skills they have acquired throughout the course. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates with an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience 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. Program Manager: Dr Askury Kadir (askury_akadir@petronas.com.my) [-]

MSc Process Safety

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4  September 2017 Malaysia Perak + 1 more

The MSc in Process Safety programme will support the recently proposed advancement of safety regulations in Malaysia through the improvement of Control of Major Accident Hazard (CIMAH) 1996 regulations to embed Process Safety Management (PSM) standard by inculcating the PSM elements at all levels in the lifecycle of the plant. Students with a background in engineering and science degrees will be capable of integrating their fundamentals knowledge to further enhance the industrial activities from process safety point of view to produce safer industries. [+]

The programme is designed to accommodate the ever increasing demand and a shortage of process safety professionals in Malaysia and also in Asia Pacific region. The recent statistics in Malaysia show a tremendous development of Major Hazard Installations and Non-Major Hazard Installations indicating the requirement for more process safety engineers to manage process safety hazards. The requirement to have competent process safety practitioners with advanced process safety knowledge is not only to meet the regulatory requirement but also important to prevent major incidents such as fire, explosion and toxic release to protect the people, environment, asset and reputation. Therefore, by working closely with a leading institution, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC), UTP has developed a distinguish and leading MSc Process Safety programme in this region. The MSc in Process Safety programme will support the recently proposed advancement of safety regulations in Malaysia through the improvement of Control of Major Accident Hazard (CIMAH) 1996 regulations to embed Process Safety Management (PSM) standard by inculcating the PSM elements at all levels in the lifecycle of the plant. Students with a background in engineering and science degrees will be capable of integrating their fundamentals knowledge to further enhance the industrial activities from process safety point of view to produce safer industries. The aim of offering MSc in Process Safety is to provide graduates and practicing engineers with advanced knowledge for safer design and operation of the processing plant to prevent major accidents specifically fire, explosion and toxic release. The objective of the programme is to produce graduates who are able to apply process safety knowledge and manage risk towards prevention, mitigation and response to major accidents and losses in a process installation. Entry Requirement Bachelor Degree Graduate Candidates must possess a good Bachelor degree in Engineering/Science or equivalent with minimum CGPA 3.00/4.00 or Practicing Engineers Bachelor Degree Graduate with minimum 3 years working experience English Requirement A minimum TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent Applicants who are native English speakers or holding a degree with English as the medium of instruction may be exempted from this requirement. Course Structure The content of the modules is jointly developed with Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC), US. The modules have also been evaluated by the experts from the oil and gas industry in Malaysia and outside Malaysia such as Australia and the United States. The course is designed to attract fresh graduates and working professionals. For the first batch of this MSc, the instructor will be from MKOPSC, while other batches will involve the team-teaching of UTP faculty members and Process Safety practitioners from industries. There are 5 core courses, 7 technical electives courses (choose 3), 2 management electives courses and a project to be completed over the entire study. Programme Curriculum Structure Courses Credit Hours CORE COURSES - Principles of Process Safety Management 4 Principles of Hazard Analysis & Risk Management 3 System Safety Engineering 3 Safe Design and Operation 4 Human Factors 3 TECHNICAL ELECTIVE COURSES (Choose 3) - Fire & Explosion Engineering 3 Industrial Hygiene Engineering 3 Quantitative Risk Assessment 3 Process Plant Integrity & Reliability 3 Incident Prevention & Emergency Management 3 Environmental Risk & Impact Assessment 3 Corrosion Engineering 3 MANAGEMENT ELECTIVE COURSES (Choose 1 Electives) - Project Management (Core) 2 Engineering Economy (Elective) 2 Strategic Management (Elective) 2 PROJECT - Industrial/Research Based Project 10 TOTAL CREDITS 40 Venue Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Perak, Malaysia Menara Bank Rakyat, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Program Manager: Dr Risza Rusli (risza@petronas.com.my) [-]

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32610 Seri Iskandar
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Perak, MY