Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) has been ranked among the top 150 in the Petroleum Engineering category in the QS World University Rankings by 2021 Subject This achievement sees UiTM breaking into the top five Malaysian universities for the first time in this category.
UiTM through the Faculty of Chemical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Oil and Gas programme in 2008 specifically to accommodate the professional requirements of the upstream and midstream oil and gas activities. The expanded program scope allows more versatile and adaptable graduates to meet the oil and gas activities requirements.
In line with UiTM’s vision to produce professionals with world-class standards, the Faculty has extensively sought collaboration with industry partners to enrich student knowledge and equip them with the latest technologies for employability.
Recently, the programme has integrated several subsurfaces and surface software donated by Schlumberger (SLB), a leading oilfield services company. This software covers the subsurface and surface process in the oil and gas industry, including Petrel, Eclipse, Techlog, Pipesim, and Merak Peep.
Through the software, students are exposed to seamless learning experiences within the knowledge areas of production forecasts, reservoir optimisation, and other useful applications that assist them in developing a critical analysis of field and reservoir management.
The Society of Petroleum of Engineer UiTM Student Chapter (SPE-UiTM SC) has played a vital role in promoting the inclusion of our students into the world of petroleum engineers through collaboration with the wider SPE Student Chapter and Oil and Gas companies in Malaysia.
In Mac 2021, SPE-UiTM SC has organized SPE Student Chapter Malaysia Oil & Gas Convention (SMOGC2020), an international Oil & Gas Convention with other SPE Student Chapters in Malaysia from SPE UTM-SC, SPE UTP-SC, SPE UM-SC, SPE UCSI-SC, SPE HWUM-SC and SPE UITM-SC.
The theme of SMOGC2020 “Embracing Digital Transformation, Striving Toward Sustainability” aimed to expose young minds to green technology and digital transformation in the modern industry. 142 delegates from international and local students up to 4 countries – Poland, Scotland, Indonesia, and Malaysia participated in SMOGC2020. Besides, 37 school students from the Selangor district had joined the Young Engineers Day Competition, leading to a total of 179 participants.
SPEctrum – UiTM Webinar Series with Industry Player and International Professor is a monthly SPE-UiTMSC’s event opens to everyone and have been established since July 2020. This program aims to provide exposure and input on the latest development in the oil and gas industry to all participants.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the oil and gas industry, this might be a great opportunity for oil and gas player to redefine their purpose and sustainable strategies. More than 200 participants attended each webinar series, and due to this overwhelmed response, the webinar series will be continued in 2021.
In October 2020, UiTM has recently organized a NITUC (Japan) – UiTM (Malaysia) Student Leadership & Networking Seminar 2020 for 11 weeks in total. A total of 34 delegates joined this program where 17 inbounds were from NITUC, Japan and the other 17 outbound students were from UiTM, Malaysia.
This event served as a platform to connect students from two countries as it provides direct exposure for students to discuss and get to know Japanese culture while introducing UiTM and Malaysia to their counterpart.