Department of Chemical Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to the prescribed course of study, candidates must be:

  • in possession of at least a Second Class Honours degree from an approved university, in Engineering or Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics majors) or Earth Sciences, and at least one (1) year of relevant industry experience. A candidate applying for registration with a pass degree may be considered for entry, provided the candidate has acceptable petroleum industry experience.
  • in possession of an equivalent qualification, which will include a combination of academic training and petroleum industry experience and, which is acceptable to the Board for Graduate Studies.

A candidate for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma may be required to sit a qualifying examination. Candidates may be restricted by the Department to certain subject areas in the
course of study.

Examination

As follows:

Evaluation in all courses will normally be by coursework and final examination.
Candidates will be required to pass both the coursework and the examination.

Structure of Programmes

Offered both Part-time and Full-time.

Part-time students: - Normally required to complete the written examinations within two (2) years of registration.

  • Project should be started at the commencement of the semester following the completion of the written examinations and completed within nine (9) months.

Full-time students: - Normally required to complete the written examinations within one (1) year of registration.

  • Project should be started at the commencement of the semester following the completion of the written examinations and completed within six (6) months.
Duration of Study
  1. Part-time students: Five (4) years.
  2. Full-time students: Three (3) years.
No. of Credits: 24

Course Load: The normal load for a part-time student is half that of a full-time student.

Course Listing

Candidates will be required to pursue three (3) of the following courses, plus a Research Methods course:
PENG 6023 – research methods (subject to availability)
or
Faculty Equivalent COEM 6020 - Research Methods (Semester II);
GINF 6024 – Research Methodology (Semester I)
or
MENG 6508 – Research Methods (Semester II) (COEM 6020, GINF 6024 and MENG 6508 subject to availability of space),
and
undertake an Independent Project PENG 6024.

Alternatively, candidates may pursue six (6) of the following courses:

Course Code Course Title No. of Credits
PENG 6000 Petroleum Geoscience 4
PENG 6001 Advanced Petroleum Geology & Geophysics 4
PENG 6002 Drilling Engineering & Completions 4
PENG 6003 Advanced Drilling Engineering & Well Completions 4
PENG 6004 Advanced Production Engineering & Technology 4
PENG 6005 Reservoir Evaluation 4
PENG 6006 Advanced Well Test Analysis 4
PENG 6007 Reservoir Engineering 4
PENG 6008 Advanced Reservoir Engineering 4
PENG 6010 Improved Oil Recovery 4
PENG 6012 Natural Gas Engineering 4
PENG 6015 Production Engineering 4
PENG 6016 Petroleum Economics & Management 4
PENG 6017 Selected Topics 4

Please note that not all courses will be offered in any given year.