Curricula

Undergraduate curriculum

1. Module details have  been designed according to some following main academic orientations:

- Petrol chemical engineering undergraduate studies are regulated by the Ministry of Education and Training. Fundamental and specialized subjects are designed not only to meet the quality requirement of high-ranking American universities but also to fit well in the Vietnamese scenario and the continuity and modernity principles as well.

- Offer career-oriented training  programs which first serve the demands of PVN

- Guarantee continuity of PVU undergraduate programs with other national and international training programs

2. The number of credits is fixed as regulated in curriculum training issued by the Ministry of Education and Training. The length of undergraduate program is four years on average, with 20-30% of the duration being spent on laboratory practices and apprentices.

3. The language used in teaching and learning is both Vietnamese and English. Political social subjects, courses on soft skills, natural sciences, fundamental technology, physical training and military services are delivered in Vietnamese whereas fundamental and specialized courses are in English.

PVU determines to offer 16 credits of English subjects aiming to equip students with adequate language skills so that they are capable of listening to lectures in English and get IELTS band 5.5 or its equivalent prior to their graduation. All credits of English subjects are delivered within the first two years, together with fundamental subjects.

Four-year training programs are adapted from the counterpart in American universities. They combine professional training with research and practice production in PVN operating units. Such programs which are accredited by ABET  extending over 08 main terms and summer terms with the total of about 140 credits.

4. Continuing professional development courses

- PVU offers regular short-term continuing professional development courses, namely Induction to Petroleum Geology, Petroleum Drilling and Production, and Petroleum Refining.

- Specialized short-term courses are delivered as seminars including Petroleum Geology, Petroleum Drilling and Production, and Petroleum Refining.

- Petroleum Geology, Petroleum Drilling and Production, Petroleum Refining.

5. Types of Degrees/certificates.

Students who complete four-year undergraduate course are awarded university degrees as regulated by the Ministry of Education and Training.

Those attend continuing professional development courses are awarded certificates verified by PVU.

5.1 Major education programs

Module details of 4 major training programs in the academic year 2017-2018 are as follows:

5.1.1 Geology Engineering, Petroleum Geology

Beside foundation knowledge about natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, engineering foundations, geology and petroleum, students will also be equipped with knowledge of petroleum exploration and production, and specialist knowledge of Petroleum Geology.

After graduation, Petroleum Geology engineers are able to carry out scientific research, work in the areas of petroleum geology, marine geology, and participate in  petroleum exploration and production activities.

Petroleum engineers are able to apply learned knowledge to research into origin, principles and distributing conditions of petroleum in the earth’s crust, research into generation, reserves, movement of petroleum traps, petroleum traps structure, calculate reserves of petroleum, oil recovery. They can also evaluate potential of oil and gas, andapply mathematics and modern technology as well asapply modeling soft wares for petroleum exploration and reservoir management.

- Geology Engineering, Petroleum Geophysics

Petroleum Geophysics students will be equipped with foundation knowledge of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, engineering foundation knowledge about geology and geophysics, knowledge of petroleum exploration and production, and specialist knowledge of Petroleum Geophysics.

After graduation, Petroleum geophysics engineers are able to:

+ carry out scientific research,

+ work in the areas of petroleum geophysics, marine geophysics, and

+ participate in petroleum exploration and production activities.

Petroleum Engineers are able to apply learned knowledge of petroleum geophysics, seismic technologies, and apply modeling software to support petroleum exploration and production, construction, evaluation and management reservoirs.

- Petroleum Engineering, Drilling and Production

Petroleum engineering students will be equipped with foundation knowledge of  natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, engineering foundations knowledge of  petroleum engineering,knowledgeof petroleum exploration and production, and specialist knowledge of  Petroleum Drilling and Production.

After graduation, Petroleum Engineering engineers are able to:

+ carry out scientific research, design and construct wells,

+ evaluate and product petroleum,

+ install and operate production systems,

+ gather and transport oil and gas,

+ construct, operate, maintain oil and gas manifold,

+ manage, supervise and test production activities and well modeling from geology data,

+ predict production program and recovery rate,

+ and apply specialist software for modeling and solving petroleum issues.

- Chemical Engineering: Refining and Petrochemicals

Chemical engineering students will be equipped with foundation knowledge of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, engineering foundation knowledge of petroleum industry, chemical technology, heat transfer process, mass transfer, specialist knowledge of  Refining and Petrochemical such as refining process, processing oil and gas, oil production, automation and simulation, operate and maintain systems in refining factories and how to operate safely and protect the environment in the petroleum industry.

After graduation, Refinery engineering engineers are able to:

+ carry out scientific research, design and construct equipment in refining and petrochemical factories.

+ carry out scientific research, and projects related to Refining and Petrochemical,

+ work well independently and in teams, and have problem -solving skills.