Master in Petroleum Engineering


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Program Description


Vietnam is evaluated to have large amount oil & gas resources, and it is requirement stemming from the economic development that engineers shall utilize the processes of extracting, exploiting, processing, producing oil & gas products, especially when Vietnam joins the ASEAN Economic Community, and sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. There are not only domestic organizations participating in the oil & gas industry but also the international ones, which help increase the demand in the quantity and quality of the workforce.

The program Master in Petroleum Engineering aims at providing learners with:

  • Rich professional knowledge, comprehensive understanding about engineering and technology in the petroleum engineering industry, adapting the demand for development of scientific technology, social economy and international integration in the stage of industrialization – modernization of the country.
  • Capabilities to use English language in specialization fluently and master essential soft skills, i.e. management, communication, etc.

The Master in Petroleum Engineering is operated by the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City.

  • The degrees are awarded by HCMUT – Bach Khoa.
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • The medium of instruction: English
  • Tuition Fee: 240,000,000 VND/ course (approx. 10,500 USD)
  • Lecturers and instructors are professionals with rich knowledge and experiences in the construction areas. Besides teaching staff from HCMUT – Bach Khoa, there are lecturers from prestigious partner universities of HCMUT – Bach Khoa coming to jointly enrich the program experience for learners.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in the direct major or related major;
  • IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 79 or equivalence.

*If applicants’ majors of bachelor’s degrees are different from the major applicants intend to apply, applications will be considered case by case and admitted applicants shall have to take supplement courses.

*Applicants who don’t have any English certificates will have to study English courses in the Pre-Master Semester.


Pre-Master Semester

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Management & Leadership
  • Philosophy
  • English

Semester 1

  • Unconventional resources & recovery
  • Decision Making in Petroleum Projects and Risk Analysis
  • Applied Computing in Exploration and Production

Semester 2

  • Reservoir Analysis and Characterization
  • Applied Petrophysics
  • Advanced Production Engineering
  • Advanced Reservoir Engineering
  • Overseas/international internship
  • Internship

Semester 3

Minor: Petroleum Engineering

  • Advanced Petroleum Geomechanics
  • Geophysics Interpretation
  • Advanced Geostatistics
  • Reservoir modeling and simulation
  • Advanced completion and reservoir stimulation
  • Petroleum business and economic evaluation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Advanced Drilling Engineering

Minor: Petroleum Project Management

  • Petroleum Business and Economic Evaluation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Reservoir resources a reserve evaluation
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Geophysics Interpretation
  • Advanced Drilling Engineering
  • Advanced Geostatistics
  • Integrated project management


Register & Prepare your application

In order to apply for a study program, applicants have to fill in the application form, then submit it together with the following required documents to the BK-IMP Admission Department (

  1. Application Form;
  2. Passport;
  3. Bachelor’s degree & Transcript;
  4. Most-updated Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  5. Motivation Letter;
  6. (if any) IELTS 6.0 or equivalence, & other supportive documents.
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT Bach Khoa), which is among the top 150 University in Asia by QS Ranking, provides bachelor's degree programs in engineering & business, and a maste ... Read More

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT Bach Khoa), which is among the top 150 University in Asia by QS Ranking, provides bachelor's degree programs in engineering & business, and a master's degree program in business administration. Read less
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