Petroleum Engineering


(Major: Petroleum Drilling and Production)

General Objective

The objective of Petroleum Engineering program is to train students who demonstrate strong political spirit, morality, and enjoy good health so as to meet the demand of the country's modernization and the petroleum industry development of Vietnam. Students will be provided with a strong foundation, knowledge and skills in Petroleum Engineering.

Students who graduate from Petroleum Engineering program will have capabilities in design, research, scientific creativity, and management in the field of Petroleum Engineering. Petroleum engineers will be able to work for subsidiary units of PetroVietnam (PVN), local and foreign Petroleum Engineering companies, universities, research institutes of related fields.

Specific Objective

+ Knowledge

Students will be provided with general knowledge of Natural Science, Social Science and Humanitarian, technical foundation, basic knowledge of Petroleum Engineering, with a strong focus on the training major: Petroleum Drilling and Production.

+ Competency

1. Technical Understanding

  • Students will acquire firm knowledge of Petroleum Engineering, on the basis of knowledge of Mathematics, General Studies, Earth Science and Petroleum Engineering.
  • They will be able to identify and solve problems concerning Petroleum Engineering.

2. Professional Competency

    Students will be able to:

  • Design and analyze drilling well system and technical process for drilling and completing well;
  • Design and analyze petroleum production, gathering, processing and transportation system.
  • Apply methodologies in Geology Engineering to identify characters, quantify geological data and resources;
  • Apply principles in Reservoir Engineering and real practice to maximize reservoir development and management;
  • Use Economics knowledge and resource evaluation methods to design and make decision when risky and uncertain conditions are favorable;
  • Master modern technology and equipment for professional work;
  • Design, test; analyse, present data and apply results to improve technical processes.

3. Communication and team-work skills

    Students will be able to:

  • Use English fluently in communication, work and research;
  • Write, speak, organize and present information, research results, designs, and inventions effectively.
  • Work in a team; to organize scientific research and implement applied projects;
  • Be respectful to the diversity and technical knowledge of colleagues

4. Ability in Post-Study: Students will be competent in pursuing post-graduate studies or life-long study, especially able to learn and master scientific and technical advances in petroleum engineering and related fields.

5. Professional Skills: Students will have knowledge of current world problems, scientific and technical advances in the field of petroleum engineering and able to apply these advances into current practice, and attain a higher awareness of social responsibility and business ethics.