MSc of Petroleum Engineering


Program Description

Master of Science (MSc) in Petroleum Engineering

Call for Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year

Following the successful operation of the Postgraduate Program in “Petroleum Engineering” in the last 6 years, the School of Mineral Resources Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (Greece) invites applications to the Program for the academic year 2020-2021.

The Program aims to provide graduate students with a scientific background and applied knowledge in the fields of oil and natural gas exploration and production, and it leads to a Master’s of Science (MSc) degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Courses are taught in English. The curriculum comprises of two semesters of full-time course work, which account for a total of 50 credits (ECTs). It provides our graduates with all the theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge, including hands-on experience with industrial software that will allow them to work efficiently in the ever-demanding oil-industry working environment. After successfully completing the courses, the students undertake a thesis worth 10 credits. The fees of the program are 4,000€. Especially, the fees for the best ten students coming from Greece, Cyprus, Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia are covered by scholarships, provided by “Hellenic Petroleum S.A.”.

Candidate Selection

Up to 20 students can be admitted to the Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program, holding a Higher Education degree in Engineering or in a relevant field of Science.

The successful candidates will be selected by the Steering Committee of the Program after considering the applicants' qualifications, the relevance of their qualifications to the Program’s curriculum, as well as the applicants’ motivation and educational/professional background. An interview may be arranged for selected applicants.

In 2020/2021, the best ten applicants from Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia will be accepted without tuition fees.

How to Apply

The following documents should be submitted with each application:

1. Detailed CV indicating scientific, research, industrial, etc. experience

2. Copies of the degrees and relevant documents (in Greek or English)

3. Academic transcript showing the grades for each course taken (in Greek or English)

4. Proof of competence and fluency in the English language (Lower level or higher)

5. ID (EU citizens) or Passport (Non-EU citizens)

6. A photo

7. Cover letter

For a valid application :Two reference letters (available form in the webpage of the program) must be submitted directly from the referees email address to: within the application period

Applications may be submitted online in the webpage of the program from 01/02/2020. Deadlines are:

  • 31/05/2020 for International Non-EU applicants
  • 31/08/2020 for EU applicants

The official start of the course is September 30th 2020.

Further Information

More information may be requested from the Program Officer of the Program (Mrs. Christina Karavoulia, tel. +30 28210 37702) or from the Director of the Program (Professor N. Pasadakis, tel. +30 28210 37669, This course operates under the aegis of Hellenic Petroleum.

Last updated Dec 2018

About the School

The Technical University of Crete was established by the Law 545/77 on the “Establishment of a Technological Institution under the title Technical University of Crete and other provisions”.

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