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Petroleum Geoscience, Bachelor

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  • 60 months
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Geoscience has always been the centre of all modern natural resource industries, starting from exploration phase, through to their development and production phase. This programme has been designed to provide students with a strong understanding of geology and geophysics that relate to exploration, petroleum discovery, development and production.  

At higher levels, students are exposed to more petroleum geoscience related courses such as Clastic and Carbonate Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Seismic Acquisition and Processing, Seismic Interpretation, Formation Evaluation, and Seismic Imaging.  In the final year, students have the opportunity to major in a mix of these three selected areas of interest:

  • Basin and Reservoir Studies
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • GIS and Geo-hazards

Students of the Petroleum Geoscience degree at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS acquire the ability to communicate with a diverse array of people and will have an understanding of the geological and technological complexity of the petroleum systems with which they are working. Student may opt for a Minor in Management as an option is made available to students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business, at their discretion.

Programme Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of science and engineering in Petroleum Geoscience.
  • Apply geoscientific knowledge to solve geosciences related problems.
  • Apply effective communication and management skills in teamwork.
  • Work in team effective communication and management skills.
  • Demonstrate skills & competency in specialization area.
  • Uphold professionalisms and ethics in the society.
  • Demonstrate business acumen and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Recognise the importance to undertake lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    139 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • ​Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development
  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • ​Physical Geology ​
  • ​Mineralogy & Petrography
  • ​Health, Safety & Environment
  • Structural Geology ​
  • Geological Mapping Techniques
  • Earth Processes

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General Requirements


  • Minimum Grade: Pass with at least Principal C (or 2.00) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
A-Level or Equivalent
  • Minimum Grade: Pass with at least Grade C in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Minimum Grade: Pass with minimum 24 Points including at least Point 4 in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • Minimum Grade: Pass Matriculation Program in relevant field from an Institution which is recognised by the Malaysian Government with at least a final CGPA of 3.00/4.00

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4368 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21852 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    3564 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17849 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
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  • National: 82,500 RM
  • International: 101,000 RM


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