Petroleum Engineering - Bachelor's Degree

HCMUT - Bach Khoa offers Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum for International students, with scholarships and financial aids consideration, opportunities to transfer to partner universities in Australia, USA.


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

Students will be prepared for the 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 – Bach Khoa (HCMUT) for 4 years and get the Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum from HCMUT – Bach Khoa (HCMUT).

Option 2: 

After completing 02 years at HCMUT – Bach Khoa (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 degree. The official bachelor degree is awarded by the University of Adelaide (ADL), Australia

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


Semester 1

Soft Skills
Physical Training  1
Calculus 1 
Linear Algebra 
General Physics 1
Physics Experiment
Introduction to Engineering
Fundamental Geology
Fundamental Chemistry

Semester 2

Physical Training  2
Calculus 2
General Physics 2                                                               
Introduction to petroleum engineering
Fundamental Geology Practice
Crystallography, Metallography & Petrography
Practicing of Crystallography, Metallography & Petrography
Introduction to Information Technology

Semester 3

Physical Training  3

Vietnamese Language and Cultural
Probability and Statistics
Process Engineering I    
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Fluid Mechanics
Petroleum Geophysics
Fundamental of Petroleum Geosciences
Applied Computing in Petroleum Engineering

Semester 4

Numerical method
Drilling Engineering
Drilling Practice
Sedimentology & Sequences Stratigraphic
Petroleum Geomechanics
Petroleum Production Engineering
Well Logging
Petroleum Geostatistics

Semester 5

Fundamental of Hydro-mechanics
Petroleum production analysis & forecast
Oil and Gas Gathering and Transportation 

Vietnamese Language and Cultural
Environmental geology

Semester 6

Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
Seismic Data Interpretation Methods
Marine geology

Semester 7

Reservoir Characterisation & Modelling
Petroleum Engineering Honours Project 
Environmental conservation in the petroleum industry
Oil and Gas Field Processing
Reservoir simulation
Vietnamese Language and Cultural
Thesis Proposal 
Thesis internship

Semester 8


  • Level of Study


  • Department

    Office For International Study Programs

  • Teaching Language


  • Duration

    4 Years and 0 Months

  • Tuition Fee

    1800 - US Dollar

  • Learning Mode

    Full-Time Learning

  • Discipline


  • Start Term


  • Country

    Viet Nam