Universiti Malaysia Sabah Oil And Gas
Universiti Malaysia Sabah Oil And Gas,below is Universiti Malaysia Sabah Oil And Gas
KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will be the first in Malaysia to offer a Masters in Engineering in Oil and Gas course.
The 18-month programme, due to begin in September this year, also places UMS as the fourth institute to offer such programme after the United States, Brazil and Scotland.
The course, which is offered under the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SKTM), comprises a year of coursework and six months of industrial placement.
Deputy vice chancellor of UMS Associate Professor Dr Kasim Hj Mad Mansur said the masters programme would enable engineering degree graduates from
UMS to pursue their postgraduate degree in oil and gas.
“The course gives an opportunity for the oil and gas industry in Malaysia to generate first class human resources related to this field.” He added that the first intake was limited to 20 students.
The programme is evaluated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Industry players including Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Petronas and Shell have also been engaged for discussion during the formation of the curriculum.
Meanwhile, dean of SKTM, Associate Professor Dr Rosalam Hj Sarbatly said the programme would cost more than RM30,000 as it was considered one of the more high end courses.
He pointed out that the fee was close to RM100,000 overseas and RM50,000 at UTP.
He reiterated that intake would be open to undergraduates with first engineering degree in either civil, mechanical, electrical or chemical.
Rosalam also encouraged companies to enroll their employees in the course, as it was mainly designed for the managerial level.
In terms of teaching staff, Rosalam assured that UMS had the resources for the courses, and would only need one or two lecturers from UTP and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for oil and gas.
The core courses for the programme are fundamentals of oil and gas, project management, safety and risk management, computational method in engineering, measuring and control instrumentation in engineering, drilling methodology, advanced downstream processing, and environmental impact and conservation.
Also present at the function was permanent secretary to the Ministry of Industrial Development Hashim Paijan.