Drilling Engineering, M.Sc. | University Teknologi PETRONAS | Seri Iskandar, Malaysia
18 months
14974 USD/year
10482 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Drilling Engineering programme at University Teknologi PETRONAS is unique as it is the only programme of its kind offered in Malaysia. In addition, being affiliated to PETRONAS, UTP has good access to supports of the program such as through adjunct lecture scheme, co- teaching from industrial instructors and also external examiners for individual projects. 


A master programme in Drilling Engineering deals with the application of recent advances in drilling technologies and analysis techniques such as well constructions, geomechanics, drilling fluid and cementing, well completion, casing design, hydraulics, project management and economics, well engineering and well intervention in order to understand and optimise the drilling technique with technical knowledge and safety in place.

This Drilling Engineering programme at University Teknologi PETRONAS has industrial based project which exposed to the real data of industries to become competent drilling engineer.

The programme would provide the MSc in Drilling Engineering graduate with enhanced knowledge and skills that meets oil and gas industrial demand in the area of Drilling Engineering, R&D scientific bodies and further studies.

Career Opportunities

Students graduated from this programme will be able to work in Oil and Gas industry such as PETRONAS and other operators and service companies with the job title drilling engineer or mud engineer.

Graduates from this programme will be highly skilled and knowledgeable in the area of Drilling Engineering as they will :

  • have hands on experience through an actual rig training.
  • have the latest technology updates and case studies through industry engagement.
  • graduate with level 4 Well Control certification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Well Construction ​
  • ​Geomechanics ​ ​
  • Drilling Fluids & Cementing ​
  • ​​Casing Design & Tubular​
  • ​Hydraulics & Drillstring Design​
  • ​Well Completion ​​
  • ​Well Engineering 
  • ​Project Management & Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


44 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in the field of Engineering / Engineering Technology from UTP or other recognised universities with CGPA of at least 2.50 or equivalent.​
  • English proficiency: TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS band 6 or MUET band 4. Exemption may be provided for candidates who are native English speakers or holding a degree with English as the medium of instruction.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14974 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22462 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    10482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15723 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National: 70,000 RM
  • International: 100,000 RM


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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