TOP University system is petroleum based industry learning system(PLIS) developed by Octagon Petroleum Technology (OPT).

In April 5, 2016, Octagon Petroleum Technology has launched energy open global university concept to spearhead the energy facilities technology known as The Octagon Petroleum(TOP) University System.

TOP University is global network of dedicated experience professionals who specialize in petroleum facilities engineering &  technology sharing their expertise to younger generation for the sustainability of the petroleum facilities technology. This is the platform where all Petroleum facilities professionals come from various engineering disciplines and currently working with international oil companies, international engineering consultants and oil services company worldwide shared their industry experiences for better cost effective oil and gas production facilities and downstream processing plants. All these professionals either designers, engineers, specialists or manufacturer technologists have been actively involved in Octagon Petroleum Technical Committee (OPTC). Their technical contributions in developing technical standards (OPTS) and Octagon Petroleum Occupational Standards (OPOS) since 2005 are the fundamentals of The Octagon Petroleum (TOP) university system guidelines in developing programs, detail curriculum and training delivery format.

All TOP university system programs are developed based on  OPTC competency workshops, industry workshops, SPE technical papers, O&G engineering competency models, Malaysia education framework and finally engineering competency model developed by US labor Employment and training administration which contributed by Lifelong Learning Working group(LLWG), American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) in which Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is one of the 17 societies that make up AAES.

TOP University system is petroleum based industry learning system (PLIS) developed by Octagon Petroleum Technology (OPT). TOP University system offers 2  education delivery methods which are conventional higher learning education system and apprenticeship education also known as “dual training system” implemented both at training institutions and at workplace.

Currently, the apprenticeship training program is implemented only by Octagon Petroleum Institutes (OPI) which offering Apprenticeship foundation ( 1 year), professional diplomas (3 years) with collaboration with Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM), professional degree (2 years) and professional masters ( 2 years). More than 400 Professional  Competency certificates are also issued based on Octagon Petroleum Occupational Standards (OPOS) to qualified participants. These Octagon Petroleum Professional Certification (OPPC) and Octagon Petroleum Competency Certificate (OPCC) programs are considered lifelong learning education services provided to existing skill workers and professionals in petroleum industry to pursue their career ladder in oil & gas industry through the most practical learning system .

Conventional TOP University system offers diploma, degree, master and phd programs which adopt Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) standard guidelines and established higher learning institutions practiced worldwide. “Outcome based education” is the latest  education program development the ensure the relevancy of the academic program. However, “outcomes” in TOP university sytem are refered to petroleum industry competency requirements as per Octagon petroleum Occupational Standards (OPOS). Universities, polytehnics, technical institutions, community colleges or any training providers can apply full accreditation from Octagon Petroleum Technology to implement The Octagon Petroleum Petroleum (TOP) University system at their respective institutions at minimal cost. For conventional higher learning institutions, they can request any programs available in The Octagon Petroleum (TOP) university system which currently consists of 84 diploma programs, 43 bachelor programs,  47 masters programs developed by Octagon Petroleum Technical Committee(OPTC) , Octagon Petroleum Technology.

All program structure, occupational profile, syllybus, detail curriculum, learning guides, assessment structure and trainers development training will be provided Octagon Petroleum Technology as Technology provider (TP). Octagon Petroleum Technology plays role to ensure TOP University system is implemented as per the education guidelines and specifications required by the industry. The primary goal of technology provider is to ensure the owner investment especially government bodies on the institutions meeting the education objectives complying with industry competency requirements and demands.

TOP University is specializing in Facilities Engineering. Using Octagon Petroleum Technology occupational standards(OPOS), TOP university has identified and developed more than  1000 training modules (20 hrs per module), 84 diploma programs, 43 bachelor programs,  47 masters programs, and more than 250 oil and gas professional competency training related to facilities engineering or Plant engineering and petroleum engineering based on specializations or jobtitles (occupations) generally practice in oil and gas industry. TOP University system is adopting industrial based learning system (IBES) concept pionered by Octagon Petroleum Technology to ensure all graduates having the knowledge and skills required by  oil and gas industry. The objective of TOP university system is to have minimum gap between industry and academia. In short, TOP university system programs are designed to ensure seamless transfer of knowledge and expertise taught by training institution to competencies required at workplace (industry).

Now, all oil and gas personnel worldwide have a chance to grow their capability independently with TOP University system. It is TOP University system vision to preach petroleum industry facilities engineering technology good practices to other process industry such as nuclear power plant, Oleo-chemical plant, pharmaceutical plants and chemical plants to make the world better place. TOP university systems programs are opened to any Universities, polythecnics, Technical colleges, Community colleges, technical centres, training providers around the access TOP university system programs through Octagon Petroleum Technology consultancy services. Many higher learning institutions, public universities, government technical colleges, government agencies and training providers have already implement TOP university system programs at their respective institutions.

Universities, Technical institutions, Training centers and Government training Regulators and training providers that benefit from TOP university system programs developed by Octagon Petroleum Technology (OPT) since 2005

  1. Octagon Petroleum Institute (OPI)
  2. UTMspace, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  3. Razak School of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  4. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)
  5. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  6. University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)
  7. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  8. Universiti Tun Hussein ONN (UTHM)
  9. International Islamic University (IIU)
  10. University College Sendayan International (UCSI)
  11. Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA (KKTM), Pasir Mas
  12. Institute Kemahiran MARA (IKM), Bintulu
  13. Polytechnics Pagoh, Malaysia
  14. Polytechnics Ungku Umar, Ipoh,  Malaysia
  15. Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP), Melaka, Malaysia
  16. Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  17. Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP), Miri, Malaysia
  18. Jabatan Tenaga Manusia (JTM), Ministry Of Human Resource, Malaysia
  19. Razak School of Engineering, UTM
  20. UTM Space, UTM
  21. Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant (CEPP), UTM
  22. Malaysian France Institute, UniKL
  23. Malaysia Institute of Chemical Engineering Technology (MICET), UniKL
  24. PETRONAS GAS Terminal, Kuantan
  25. Industry Skill Enhancement Program (INSEP)-UTHM
  26. Industry Expert Academic Advisory Committee-Mechanical, UTP
  27. Industry Advisory committee for Chemical Engineering, UiTM
  28. Ministry of Education, Qatar
  29. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  30. Mechanical Dept, UTP
  31. Mechanical Project , UTP
  32. National Program Advisory Committee, Brunei
  33. Hassanal Bolkiah Polythecnic, Kuala Belait, Brunei
  34. Industry Lead Body (ILB) Petroleum Industry, Ministry of Human Resource
  35. National Petroleum & Petrochemical Advisor Council,Ministry of Human Resource
  36. National Skill Development (DESCOM) Comiittee for ILB, Malaysia
  37. NOSS Facilator Committee, Skill Development Depatment, Malaysia
  38. Chemical Industry Advisory Committee, Ministry of Human Resource. Malaysia
  39. Learn & Work (LWA) Facilitator Committee, Ministry of Human Resource. Malaysia
  40. National Dual Training System (NDTS) Expert Committee, Ministry of Human Resource.
  41. Malaysia Skill Certification System, Skill Development Department, Malaysia
  42. National Dual Training System, Malaysia
  43. Felda Holding Berhad
  44. Petrochemical & Oil and Gas Plant Operation Training committee
  45. Training Center for BATC Committee, UTM
  46. Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA (KKTM) kemaman
  47. Offshore Structure Drafting Technical Committee, NOSS, Malaysia
  48. DACUM Facilitation Committee, Ministry of Human Resource
  49. Competency  Training  Working Group, MOGSC
  50. Industry Lead Body Committee, MOGSC
  51. Association Working Committee, MOCA
  52. Approved Private Higher Learning Institution, Ministry of Higher Learning
  53. Industry Lead Body Committee, Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA)
  54. MQA Sub-committee for Oil and gas Industry
  55. Technical Evaluation Committee for PETRONAS Occupational Skill Standard
  56. Accredited Center for Maritime Training Institution, Marine Regulator, Malaysia
  57. Sipitang Oil and Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP)
  58. Yayasan Sabah
  59. Sabah Oil and Gas Training Center (SOGTC)
  60. Technical Evaluation Committee for National Occupational Skill Standard (NOSS)
  61. Kolej Poly-Tech MARA
  62. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  63. University Malaysia Sabah
  64. Drilling Platform Mini Plant Tender Evaluation Advisory Committee, IKM Bintulu
  65. Mini Plant Polytechnic Pagoh Advisory Committee, Ministry of Hgher learning
  66. Bio-diesel Pilot Plant Tender Committee, UTHM, Malaysia
  67. Serai Extraction Facilities Tender Committee, CEPP, UTM, MalAYSIA
  68. Higheer Learning Education Road Map, MARA, Malaysia
  69. Higher Technical Institution Advisory Council, MARA, Malaysia
  70. UMP Holding
  71. Sarawak Skill Development Centre
  72. Pahang Skill Development Centre
  73. Terengganu Skill Development Center
  74. Kolej Vocational Sg Buluh
  75. Kolej Vocational Gombak
  76. Kolej Vocational Kajang
  77. Abm, CIDB
  78. German Malaysian Institute (GMI)
  79. Pahang Institute of Professional Development
  80. AutoDesk UTM
  81. IKBN Miri, Sarawak
  82. Industrial Training Institute, Miri, Sarawak
  83. Malaysia External Trade Development (MATRADE)
  84. MIGHT Technology Nurturing
  86. Talent Corp, Malaysia
  87. Yayasan Peneraju Bumiputera
  88. SME CORP
  89. National Talent  Enhancement Program, PEMANDU

All inquiries shall be made to

Khairani Binti Mohamad PHRM
TOP University System Administrator
Octagon Petroleum Technology
HP: +6019-6687-105 or +6019-662-7105