Offshore Engineering, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | University Teknologi PETRONAS | Seri Iskandar, Malaysia
18 months
6072 USD/year
4664 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The pedagogical goal of the Offshore Engineering programme from University Teknologi PETRONAS is to educate students to be able of taking 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 synthesized 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, and 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 Offshore Engineering programme is offered by University Teknologi PETRONAS.

Program Outcomes 

  • ​Demonstrate continuing and advanced knowledge in Offshore Engineering and have the capabilities to further develop or use these in new situations or multi-disciplinary context
  • Analyse and evaluate critically problems in Offshore Engineering particularly in situations with limited information and to provide solutions through application of appropriate tools and techniques
  • Appraise available information and research evidence in Offshore Engineering and apply it in the engineering context
  • Plan and perform research undertakings in Offshore Engineering professionally, ethically and responsibly
  • Report technical findings in both written and oral forms
  • Recognise the needs for continuing professional development in Offshore Engineering

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Wave Hydrodynamics
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Meteorology and Oceanography
  • Design of Fixed Offshore Structures
  • Offshore Foundations
  • Risk, Reliability & Integrity of Offshore Structures
  • Geotechnics and Geohazards

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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General requirements

The entry requirement for admission to MSc in Offshore Engineering is shown as below:

  • Candidates must hold a BSc Degree in Engineering/ Engineering Technology discipline with minimum CGPA 2.50/4.00 or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized university.
  • Candidates with BSc Degree in Engineering/Engineering Technology discipline with minimum CGPA 2.00 but below 2.50,​ can be admitted and must have 5 years working experience & pass UTP internal rigorous assessment.
  • Candidates with BSc Degree qualification from different discipline, must undergo pre-requisite courses​ in Engineering/ Engineering Technology.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9108 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    4664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6997 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National: 31,150 RM
  • International: 40,550 RM

Distance Learning

  • National: 25,000 RM
  • International: 32,350 RM


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