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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Programmes

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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... [-]

MSc in Offshore Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 7  September 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... [-]

MSc in Petroleum Engineering

Campus Full time January 2018 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:... [-]

MSc in Petroleum Geoscience

Campus Full time 18  January 2018 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... [-]

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... [-]

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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
32610 Seri Iskandar
Perak Darul Ridzuan

Perak, MY