APU-DMU dual degree program
Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Program will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia, and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.
DMU Degree Certificate will be an MEng Award for Engineering Programs.
International recognition - Engineering degrees accredited under the Washington Accord
APU Engineering Degrees are fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord.
This accreditation ensures that APU Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries that are signatories of the Washington Accord:
Opportunities to register as a Graduate Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) or the relevant professional bodies in other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord.
Pathways to becoming a Professional or Chartered Engineer.
Assurance that graduates are considered as having met international academic standards for engineering practice.
Direct entry to level 1 of the degree:
2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM Level or its equivalent.
2 Passes in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).
Passed the relevant Foundation program (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
Direct entry to level 2 of the degree:
Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or
Successful completion of studies in another recognized institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU/APIIT Academic Board)
Any qualification that APU accepts is equivalent to the above.
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programs based on the latest program standards published by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programs will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Candidates who wish to study Engineering Degree course must not be color blind or physically handicapped which makes him/her unable to conduct experimental/practical work and affect the learning process leading to potential errors towards professional practice as well. This is in line with the requirements of engineering professional bodies where safe engineering practices are mandatory. All International Students need to go through EMGS Medical Screening, if the student is found to be color blind; the Medical Screening may be failed.
TOEFL IBT: 35-45
Pearson (PTE): 36
MUET: Band 3
Program educational objectives
Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programs are expected within five years of graduation to attain the following program educational objectives:
Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Petroleum Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Petroleum Engineering.
Petroleum engineers travel to where petroleum reservoirs are known to exist. They define and develop the reservoirs, and produce oil and gas with maximum profitable recovery. Petroleum engineering allows one to specialize in several different oil & gas specialties, each with its own unique challenges and rewards. The careers and job activity areas are as a:
Drilling engineer, working with geologists and contractors in designing and supervising drilling operations.
Production engineer, developing processes and equipment to optimise oil and gas production.
Reservoir engineer and help determine ideal recovery processes, estimate the number of wells that can be economically drilled, and simulate future performance using sophisticated computer models.
Manager, an entrepreneur, economist, or environmental/safety specialist.
Program learning outcomes
The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:
Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems.
Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them.
Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.
Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems.
Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems.
Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems.
Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.
Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member of a team within multi-disciplinary settings.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities.
Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management, and economic decision-making in multidisciplinary environments.
Ability to recognize the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development.
This program is specifically designed to provide students with:
High-quality undergraduate engineering education that combines petroleum, gas, and exploration engineering to cater for the ever-demanding oil and gas industry.
The ability to apply engineering principles to the design, development, and operation of systems for locating, extracting, processing, and refining crude petroleum and natural gas, including mining and drilling systems, processing and refining systems and facilities, storage facilities, transportation systems, and related environmental and safety systems.
Degree year 1
Students will understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geology, Engineering Materials, etc. Other modules aim to provide the basic academic skills required to meet the demands of employers, as well as thorough grounding in the principles of IT and entrepreneurship. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for their own independent learning are also introduced.
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Engineering Mathematics 1
Engineering Mathematics 2
Introduction to C Programming
Programming with Python
Engineering Statics & Dynamics
Fundamental of Petroleum Engineering
Degree year 2
Here, students start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Petroleum Engineering with modules such as Rocks & Fluid Properties, Formation Evaluation & Well Logging etc. Other modules such as Introduction to Engineering Software and Applications are used to provide a better understanding of software skills.
Engineering Software and Applications
Engineering Mathematics 3
Element of Reservoir Rock & Fluid Properties
Safety in Oil & Gas Engineering
Formation Evaluation & Well Logging
Reservoir Engineering 1
Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
Degree year 3
Specialized knowledge and skills in the areas of Reservoir Simulation, Drilling Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, Well Design & Completion, Production Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Well Testing, Gas Engineering, and Numerical Methods & Statistics are the critical focus of this level. There is further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Independent learning continues in all modules.
Numerical Methods & Statistics
Engineering Project Management
Reservoir Engineering 2
Well Design & Completion
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Internship (16 weeks)
Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.
Degree year 4
The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application and technological skills which become very useful for employment upon graduation. Students’ personal and professional development, technical capability and understanding of how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas will be enhanced via Engineering Projects.
Project Phase 1 (Investigation)
Project Phase 2 (Implementation)
Engineer in Society
Field Development Project 1
Field Development Project 2
Elective modules (choose 2)
Advanced Well Test Analysis
Advanced Drilling Engineering
Advanced Well Completion
MQA compulsory subjects*
Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
Workplace Professional Communication Skills
Employee & Employment Trends
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)
​The Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honors is powered by:
APU is one of the first universities in Malaysia to provide students with a combination of Integrated Production Modelling (IPM) and Reservoir Engineering Simulation (tNav) modern industrial tools. These now are also a strong addition to the Computer Modelling Group (CMG) software which is used for reservoir modeling and enhanced oil recovery studies. The software applications are part of the infusion of technology on to the Petroleum Engineering program at APU.
The Industry-Academia partnership at APU has been further enhanced with Petroleum Experts Limited, UK (PETEX) and Rock Flow Dynamics Ltd., USA (RFD) having provided industrial software for student learning and research purposes. APU students now have hands-on practical experiences through petroleum engineering-related software tools which also is being applied in their Field Development Project (FDP) and Final Year Project (FYP) works.
Petroleum Experts Limited has donated 10 licenses of their IPM software to our students for learning and research purposes.
PETEX Software Suite (worth £1,731,031.66) includes:
Hardlock system 10 copies of:
Well Completion Engineer
Oil & Gas Design Engineer
Year 1: RM 24,300Year 2: RM 24,900Year 3: RM 25,800Year 4: RM 27,000Total: RM 102,000
Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,330)Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,615)Year 3: RM 29,700 (USD 7,615)Year 4: RM 29,900 (USD 7,670)Total: RM 117,900 (USD 30,230)
​* Fees stated here do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees.