• Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum)
  • Duration: 4 years
  • No. of credits: 131 credits
  • Medium of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: approx. 80-100 million VND*
    (*for studying 4 years in Vietnam)


Petroleum Engineering program features studies in physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, economics and other specialist petroleum engineering topics.

Students will be prepared for petroleum industry and its related fields such as drilling, exploitation, petroleum production, reservoir engineering and transportation of oil, natural gas and petroleum economics, etc.


Graduates can work in either Vietnamese or foreign petroleum companies, including:

  • The subsidiaries of Petrovietnam – Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVEP, PVD, PTSC, PIDC, VPI…)
  • The joint ventures and the joint operations (VSP, JVPC, Petronas, Cuu Long JOC, Hoang Long JOC, Universal JOC, Truong Son JOC …)
  • Multinational petroleum corporations (BP, Unocal, Exxon Mobile …), international petroleum technical service corporations (Schlumberger, BJ, Halliburton, GEOSERVICES, Baker Hughes, Weatherford, …)
  • Universities, Institutes of Petroleum, drilling and groundwater extraction enterprises, Provincial Department of Science and Technology – Environment, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Provincial Department of Industry)


Students have 2 options:

Option 1:

Students study at HCMUT for 4 years and get a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering from HCMUT.

Option 2:

After completing 02 years at HCMUT, students with financial and academic eligibility may transfer to the University of Adelaide (ADL), Australia the later 02 years to complete their study for Bachelor’s degree.
The official bachelor’s degree is awarded by the University of Adelaide (ADL), Australia

The advantage of this option is that the student can save about 50% on the total fee (tuition fee and living expenses) compared to studying for full 4 years in Australia to get a Bachelor’s Degree awarded.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum)
    Awarded by Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT).
  • Training duration: 04 years at HCMUT, Vietnam
  • Medium of instruction: English
  • Campus: Downtown Campus. Visit our campus here
  • Referential curriculum is displayed below. Visit here for detailed & latest updates.
Year 1 Basic Geophysics
Calculus 1 2
Earth Science
General Chemistry
General Physics 1
General Physics Labs
Introduction to Engineering
Linear Algebra
Physical Education
Vietnamese Culture & Language
Year 2 Crystallography – Mineralogy – Petrography
Fundamental of Geoinformatics
Numerical Methods
Probability and Statistics
Process Engineering 1
Structural Geology and Geological Mapping
Vietnamese Culture & Language
Year 3 Drilling Engineering
Geostatistics in Petroleum Engineering
History of Vietnamese Communist Party
Petroleum Engineering Project
Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Processes
Project Management in the Oil and Gas Industry
Scientific Socialism
Year 4 Capstone Project
Health, Safety and Environment in the Oil and Gas Industry
Petroleum Production Technology
Petroleum Production Analysis and Forecast
Reservoir Characterization & Modelling
Reservoir Simulation


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