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21 Master of Science Programs in Petroleum Engineering

A master’s degree is a specific type of graduate degree that students pursue after completing their bachelor’s work and when they want to have access to more education, better jobs, and higher pay. The degree usually requires an additional year or two of study, research, and possibly some publication. A Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering is particularly appropriate for those st… Read more

A master’s degree is a specific type of graduate degree that students pursue after completing their bachelor’s work and when they want to have access to more education, better jobs, and higher pay. The degree usually requires an additional year or two of study, research, and possibly some publication. A Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering is particularly appropriate for those students who want to impact the future of global energy.

What is an MSc in Petroleum Engineering? As resources become less accessible and new technology is needed for the extraction of resources, highly prepared professionals will be needed to direct the course of resource management. Students typically study courses in the areas of geology, geophysics, rock mechanics, reservoir engineering, process technology, and natural sciences. The classes in this program prepare students to meet the modern needs of energy consumption, production, and management on a global level.

The benefits to participating in and graduating from an MSc in Petroleum Engineering program include career advancement for professionals, entry into a competitive and exciting field for new graduates, and many career opportunities for all graduates. Graduates from this type of program can expect access to further educational opportunities and jobs with excitement, challenges, and comfortable salaries.

Students can expect a range of cost breakdowns from one school to another, especially as these programs are available on a worldwide scale. Contact individual schools to find the program and tuition rates that are most appropriate for your needs.

Skilled engineers are needed to direct the production of resources, whether from deep-water, arctic condition reserves, or other areas. Graduates should be prepared to overcome technological challenges, meet the growing demand for oil and gas, and replace many of the professionals who are currently working in the petroleum industry. Graduates typically enter careers in the areas of research, production, consultancy, and management. These jobs are often available on international levels.

Those students who want to participate in a career that gives them access to job opportunities across the world, who hope to influence the future, and who enjoy facing challenges should review the database of schools offering an MSc in Petroleum Engineering. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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Technical University of Denmark
Lyngby, Denmark

Safe, innovative, environmentally sound, and economically viable extraction of oil and natural gas requires knowledge of geophysics and rock mechanics, thermodynamics and chem ... +

Safe, innovative, environmentally sound, and economically viable extraction of oil and natural gas requires knowledge of geophysics and rock mechanics, thermodynamics and chemical properties of the liquids and solids, as well as their flows—in rocks, ground, and pipelines. The MSc program in Petroleum Engineering thus covers a wide range of courses in these specific areas. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
15 Jan 2022
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The goal of this program is to graduate master-level petroleum engineers who are highly qualified for a rewarding professional experience. Graduates may choose to work in the ... +

The goal of this program is to graduate master-level petroleum engineers who are highly qualified for a rewarding professional experience. Graduates may choose to work in the petroleum industry, continue on to other graduate-level degrees, or join consulting/contracting companies. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
17 Nov 2021
Campus
 
Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Petroleum Engineering graduate program at Nazarbayev University is a two-year, full-time M.Sc. degree program designed to provide students with a scientific background in hydr ... +

Petroleum Engineering graduate program at Nazarbayev University is a two-year, full-time M.Sc. degree program designed to provide students with a scientific background in hydrocarbon exploration, reservoir engineering and management, oil and gas production, and skills in the practical aspects of petroleum engineering. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Khazar University
Baku, Azerbaijan

Where to effectively study this subject if not in Azerbaijan? By the beginning of the 20th century, the world’s half of the then discovered oil reserves were in our country! C ... +

Where to effectively study this subject if not in Azerbaijan? By the beginning of the 20th century, the world’s half of the then discovered oil reserves were in our country! Currently, two-thirds of Azerbaijan is rich in natural gas and oil, while, by the end of 2020, the volume of oil shipped via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (1,768 kilometers in length) managed to reach 3.5 billion barrels since 2006. This post-graduate program of ours is of a distinctly applied nature, providing also for developing unique skills in analysis and synthesis in the field. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
15 Sep 2022
15 May 2022
Campus
 
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City, United Arab Emirates

The MSc in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University is a programme of lectures and project work that encompasses a wide range of petroleum engineering fundamentals pert ... +

The MSc in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University is a programme of lectures and project work that encompasses a wide range of petroleum engineering fundamentals pertinent to the modern petroleum industry. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

Your study at MSc level at Bradford will be a foundation for life aimed at developing a deep understanding of advanced technical principles, analytical tools, and competence i ... +

Your study at MSc level at Bradford will be a foundation for life aimed at developing a deep understanding of advanced technical principles, analytical tools, and competence in their application together with a wide range of management, personal and professional skills. The course will provide you with essential tools based on the concept of sustainability and low carbon footprint for changing raw materials into useful products in a safe and cost-effective way. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
Alexandria, Egypt

The graduate study program is intended to prepare the student to carry out basic and applied scientific research in the fields relevant to chemical and petrochemical industrie ... +

The graduate study program is intended to prepare the student to carry out basic and applied scientific research in the fields relevant to chemical and petrochemical industries, in order to develop new products and/or improve the properties of existing products. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

The Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Academic Program, for M.S. students, focuses on modern reservoir description, engineering, and management. Students in this prog ... +

The Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Academic Program, for M.S. students, focuses on modern reservoir description, engineering, and management. Students in this program receive broad training in basic scientific concepts and thermodynamics, geology, geophysical characterization, and reservoir engineering. Our students participate in scientific research activities that may include mathematical analyses, computational modeling, experimental research and/or field studies. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

This course covers a wide range of earth science subjects and their application to the full spectrum of hydrocarbon exploration and production.

This course covers a wide range of earth science subjects and their application to the full spectrum of hydrocarbon exploration and production. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Moscow, Russia

We train a new generation of scientists and engineers capable of dealing with the key challenges of the oil and gas sector, and creating innovative solutions for enhanced oil ... +

We train a new generation of scientists and engineers capable of dealing with the key challenges of the oil and gas sector, and creating innovative solutions for enhanced oil recovery from the existing sources and development of unconventional and hard-to-recover reserves. The program combines high-level engineering training with the teaching of mathematical modeling and data analysis and gaining field experience through research and industry projects. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Technical University of Crete
Chania, Greece

Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program of the Technical University of Crete is a one-year, full-time program, designed to provide students with a scientific background in ... +

Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program of the Technical University of Crete is a one-year, full-time program, designed to provide students with a scientific background in hydrocarbon exploration and skills in the practical aspects of petroleum engineering. The program begins in the end of September and leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. The program is run by the School of Mineral Resources Engineering. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The degree of Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (M.Sc. in PE) is awarded to those who successfully complete the requirements of the program of study, which includes b ... +

The degree of Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (M.Sc. in PE) is awarded to those who successfully complete the requirements of the program of study, which includes both taught courses and a written thesis. The thesis component is an independent investigation leading to original research in specialized areas within the general field of petroleum engineering. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative and originality in their work. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology
Greece Online, Greece

This course combines engineering and business studies and is offered by the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Technology, but includes contributions from the Departments ... +

This course combines engineering and business studies and is offered by the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Technology, but includes contributions from the Departments of Business Administration and Accounting at EMaTTech. -
MSc
Full-time
18 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Texas A&M University Kingsville College of Arts and Sciences
College Station, USA

Petrophysics is the study of the physical and chemical properties of reservoirs (rocks and fluids). It is the first such program in North America and addresses properties of s ... +

Petrophysics is the study of the physical and chemical properties of reservoirs (rocks and fluids). It is the first such program in North America and addresses properties of subsurface rock formations and the fluid within those strata with particular application to the petroleum exploration and production industry. The course work including the graduate research project is a multidisciplinary program with Geology, Physics, and Natural Gas Engineering courses. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
Texas A&M University Kingsville
Kingsville, USA

The objectives of the graduate studies in the Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering programs are as follows. To prepare students for successful careers and major contributions ... +

The objectives of the graduate studies in the Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering programs are as follows. To prepare students for successful careers and major contributions to the natural gas, petroleum, and chemical process industries by instilling in them fundamental concepts as well as practical knowledge of modern engineering to overcome current as well as future challenges of the industries. -
MSc
English
Campus