About Program

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.

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Petroleum Geoscience degree at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS emphasises on quantitative geosciences, thus requiring strong fundamentals in mathematics and physics, followed by a thorough coverage of basic geology courses such as Physical Geology, Minerology and Petrology, Structural Geology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology, and Geological Field Mapping. 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 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.

Jenjang Pendidikan

Bachelor Degree (S1)

Study Area

Computer and Engineering

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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on 10 January 1997 and is a leading private university in Malaysia. 

The campus is built on a 400 hectare (1,000 acres) site strategically located at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. The university is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia.

UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  It aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities. 

The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries, locally and abroad, on six research focus and niche areas.  They are self-sustainable building, transport infrastructure, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management and autonomous system.

UTP has produced more than 19,000 graduates. It currently has an enrolment of 1,000 foundation students, more than 4,000 undergraduates and over 1,000 postgraduates from more than 50 countries around the world.


The university has continuously achieved ‚Äčnumerous national and international recognition in only 24 years of its establishment:

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

Ranked 414th‚Äč in the QS World University Rankings 2022

Ranked 72nd in the QS Asia University Rankings 2022

Ranked 230th in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
UTP was ranked in 10 subjects (additional two subjects than last year’s rankings):   i. Top 50 for Petroleum Engineering - ranked 23rd in the world and 1st in the nation ii. Top 50 for Mineral Engineering –- ranked 47th worldwide and ranked 1st in the nation iii. Top 150 for Chemical Engineering (ranked 3rd in the nation) iv. Top 200 for Civil Engineering (ranked 6th in the nation) v. Top 250 for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ranked 6th in the nation) vi. Top 300 for Mechanical Engineering (ranked 6th in the nation) vii. Top 450 for Computer Science and Information Systems (ranked 6th in the nation) viii. Top 550 for Chemistry (ranked 7th in the nation) ix. Top 500 for Business and Management Studies – new entrant (ranked 12th in the nation) x. Top 600 for Physics – new entrant (ranked 6th in the nation)

Ranked at the 61-70 band in the QS Top 50 under 50 2021 

Times Higher Education (THE)

Ranked 501-600 in the THE World University Rankings 2022

Ranked 111th in the THE Asia University Rankings 2021

Ranked 134th in the THE Young University Rankings 2021   

Ranked 60thin the THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2022

Malaysia Research Assessment Rating System (MyRA)

Retained its six-star rating (the highest performance level) in MyRA for its research development and commercialisation programme.

Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA)

Rated Six Star or outstanding status in SETARA 2018/2019


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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia

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