Top 5 reasons to study Petroleum Engineering in Malaysia

Top 5 reasons to study Petroleum Engineering in Malaysia

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  1. Less competition. Not many universities offer the Petroleum Engineering degree in Malaysia, therefore, there are less
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a branch campus of the top ranking Heriot-Watt University, UK

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a branch campus of the top ranking Heriot-Watt University, UK

students going for this engineering degree.

  1. Job opportunities. Notable projects in the O&G (oil and gas) sector include the RM60bil Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development project in Pengerang, Johor, and the RM3.8bil Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal in Kimanis.
  2. Future jobs. In positioning Malaysia as the leading oil and gas (O&G) hub in the Asia-Pacific region by 2017, Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corp (MPRC) was formed to promote, catalyse and transform the sector.

  3. Good job prospects worldwide. According to the USA Department of Labour, Employment of petroleum engineers is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

  4. High Salary! According to Jobstreet, a petroleum engineer earns up to RRM 370,000 a year. In 2010, the median salary per year was US$114,080 per year.

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Study Petroleum Engineering in Malaysia at Top Private Universities

Energy is a key component to our daily lives; and a secure energy future requires a balance between environmental impact and

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supply that is affordable. Petroleum engineers are able to address and solve important issues that will lead to energy security and thus are in high demand.

The study of petroleum engineering covers a wide area of knowledge and students in Malaysia interested in this course will cover these areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Geology  
  • Chemistry

Petroleum engineering overlaps with many of the engineering disciplines, such as: mechanical, chemical, and civil. Graduates of the Petroleum Engineering course will be able to:

  • Evaluate potential oil and gas reservoirs
  • Oversee drilling activities
  • Select and implements recovery schemes
  • Design surface collection and treatment facilities

Malaysian students do not need to go overseas to study petroleum engineering. Top universities such as Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is offering the petroleum engineering degree course at their new state-of-the-art campus at Putrajaya. Heriot-Watt University is a top ranking university in the UK.

Students interested to obtain a top Australian degree can go for the Curtin University Sarawak. The Petroleum Engineering

The Petroleum Engineering degree course at Curtin Sarawak is highly recommended for those seeking lucrative careers in the Oil & gas industry

The Petroleum Engineering degree course at Curtin Sarawak is highly recommended for those seeking lucrative careers in the Oil & gas industry

degree at Curtin University Sarawak is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and has won many awards as well.

For an affordable and yet high quality of education in petroleum engineering, students can consider UCSI University at Kuala Lumpur.

UCSI University is famous for their engineering courses and has more than 28 years of experience in higher education in Malaysia. Students at UCSI University have access to excellent facilities and their unique internship program for 2 months of each year of studies.

The Petroleum Engineering degree course at UCSI University is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

Petroleum Engineer’s Salary in Malaysia

Petroleum engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably in petroleum engineering. Employers also value

‘Petroleum Week’ organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak). Grace Rantai (3rd from right) presenting a souvenir to Datuk Lee as (L-R) Toh, Chua and Mienczakowski and others look on.

‘Petroleum Week’ organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak). Grace Rantai (3rd from right) presenting a souvenir to Datuk Lee as (L-R) Toh, Chua and Mienczakowski and others look on.

work experience, so engineering programs with internships in which students earn academic credit for structured job experience, are valuable as well.

Job Outlook According to the USA Department of Labour, Employment of petroleum engineers is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Oil prices will be a major determinant of employment growth, as higher prices lead to increasing complexity of oil companies’ operations and require more engineers for each drilling operation.

In 2010, the median salary per year was US$114,080 per year In Malaysia. Petroleum Engineers can earn yearly from RM 37,094 – RM 365,156 depending on their experience.

 

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