Program content

Logistics deals with the organization of the flow of products, services, and information from raw materials to end products. For a large number of industrial and business companies, achieving high-quality logistics operations will be the key competitive factor for future success. Oil and gas companies are no exception from this.

HiMolde is offering a two years (120 ECTS) international MSc program in Petroleum Logistics held in English open to Norwegian and international applicants who have completed a recognized BA, BSc, BEng or BTech (equivalent to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits) within Logistics, Mathematics, Mathematical Modelling, Statistics, Optimization, Information Technology/ Computer Science, Petroleum Engineering, Applied Geosciences, Industrial Engineering/ Organization, and other relevant Engineering disciplines for the oil and gas industry. It is an admission requirement that the applicants preferably have a strong quantitative background within one of the above mentioned academic disciplines.

Facts about the program

  • Study points: 120
  • Study duration: 2 years
  • Organization: Full-time
  • Campus: Molde
  • Start of Studies: Autumn 2019
  • Teaching language: English
  • Study level: Master's degree (2 years)

Why choose this program?

The study is suitable for

The program targets a wide variety of highly motivated students with an interest to study petroleum logistics in an international environment.

The MSc program in Petroleum Logistics focuses on Logistics, but with a greater emphasis on courses related to the oil and gas industry. The program aims at giving a thorough analysis and understanding of problems, challenges and solutions associated with all parts of the supply chains within the oil and gas industry, on-shore as well as off-shore: Exploration, purchasing, Production Planning, Inventory Management, and downstream distribution planning. Along with knowledge of a broad range of logistics topics, the program gives an understanding of the energy situation in the world, comparing existing renewable energy sources, as well as non-renewable sources both in terms of costs, qualities and availability.

Admission

Admission to the MSc program in Petroleum Logistics takes place during the spring semester every year, and the program starts in the middle of August. The program is open to Norwegian and international applicants who fulfill all the admission requirements, where applicants outside EU/EEA must document funding of minimum NOK 116 369 per academic year together with their application form to cover their own living expenses for their planned MSc studies in Molde. As a recognized state-run specialized university, HiMolde is not charging any tuition fees from the Norwegian or international students, but all admitted students have to pay a minor semester fee of approximately NOK 745 per semester. Admitted international students from outside EU/EEA will be requested to transfer a minimum of NOK 116 369 to our Deposit Account for International Students within a deadline first stated in the letter of admission.

Applicants should have completed a recognized BSc, BBA, BEng, BTech or equivalent degree, corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits (3 years of higher education) beyond the minimum matriculation requirement to be admitted at Norwegian higher educational institutions, and within the following relevant academic fields: Logistics, Optimization, Mathematics, Mathematical Modelling, Information Technology/ Computer Science, Economics, relevant Engineering disciplines (like e.g. Petroleum Engineering, Industrial Engineering/ Management), or other relevant fields within Applied Geosciences (like Petroleum Geology). Applicants who are completing the last semester of their recognized bachelor's degree in the spring semester 2019, can also apply.

Applicants who have only completed an HND (Higher National Diploma), Advanced Diploma or equivalent diploma education are not qualified to apply for our international MSc programs.

Admission to the international MSc programs at Molde University College - Specialized University in Logistics is highly competitive, and applicants should preferably have an average grade of First Class/ First Division or Second Class Upper Division/ Excellent or Very Good from their first degree or an equivalent average grade to be considered for admission. Applicants with an average grade of Second Class Lower Division or Third Class Division or equivalent average grade will usually not be offered admission.

Some groups of applicants will also be required to fulfill the formal English language requirements to apply for admission, by taking an IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.0, or a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test/ 213 on the computer-based test/ or 79 on the internet-based test, while other groups of applicants can be exempted from the formal English language requirements.

Administrative contact person international applicants:
  • Ragnhild Brakstad, Senior Adviser/International Coordinator MSc studies: ragnhild.brakstad@himolde.no
  • Phone: +47 71 21 41 08

Learning outcomes (2019–2021)

Degree/title obtained
  • Master of Science in Petroleum Logistics
Learning outcomes

After completing the program, the successful candidate is expected to:

Knowledge

  • Have good and general knowledge about logistics and supply chain management (S.C.M.) in general.
  • Have specialized knowledge about S.C.M. in the petroleum industry.
  • Have specialized knowledge about different types of energy sources and the relationship between these.
  • Have extensive knowledge of scientific theories and methods relevant to S.C.M. and operational logistics.
  • Have advanced knowledge of scientific theories and methods relevant to S.C.M. of the petroleum industry, including a broad knowledge about models and methods in general, and their use in petroleum logistics in particular.

Skills

  • Be able to use advanced theory and methods to identify inefficiencies in supply chains.
  • Be able to propose improvements of organizational/structural changes, and suggest ways of implementing such changes in a supply chain.
  • Be able to understand the specific challenges connected to the different supply chains in the petroleum industry.
  • Be capable of performing a limited supervised research project within operational logistics, in line with ruling academic standards in the field.

General Competence

  • Be able to present and communicate professional issues relevant to logistics.
  • Be able to apply acquired knowledge and skills within new areas of research and education.
  • Be able to read scientific papers and other scientific work with a critical view.

Program structure (2019–2021)

Study information

Logistics entails the organization of the flow of products, services and information from raw materials to the end user. For a large number of industrial and business companies, achieving high-quality logistics operations will be the key competitive factor for future success. There is, therefore, a considerable focus on logistics in the business world. Oil and gas companies are no exception from this. The program aims to give a thorough analysis and understanding of problems, challenges, and solutions associated with all parts of the supply chains dealing with the oil and gas industry; on- shore as well as off-shore: exploration, purchasing, production planning, inventory management, and downstream distribution planning. In addition, the program will give an understanding of the energy situation in the world, comparing existing renewable energy sources as well as non- renewable sources both in terms of costs, qualities and availability.

Logistics as a scientific area rests on a broad spectrum of disciplines such as economics, information/communication technology, business administration, organization and management, as well as quantitative methods based on mathematics, operations research and statistics. All these topics in logistics make it a challenging area to study.

The program is taught entirely in English and is open to students from all countries. This means that students at the program will have the benefit of belonging to a truly international group of students, and to enhance their language skills, making them ready for logistical careers in a more globalized economy.

Content and structure of the program

The study program includes only compulsory courses. All lectures and exams will take place in Molde. The third semester consists of seminars, all lasting for one week. During this semester, the students should also find a topic for their master's thesis, and write a proposal for this. Here the students should indicate the topic, research methods, and methodologies that can be relevant, some preliminary overview of previous research, and literature within the chosen topic. The proposal will be presented orally. In the fourth semester, the students are working on their master's thesis. Presentation and examination/ defense of the thesis will take place in June.

Organization and learning

A wide range of lecturing and study methods are used within the courses. Courses usually run over one semester with lectures once or twice per week. In some cases, courses consist of intensive lecturing in one or two weeks during a semester, and more regular lectures once a week in other parts of the semester. Students have homework in terms of exercises, computer lab work, case studies, and assignments, both individually and in groups. The seminars in the third semester are intensive courses lasting for one week consisting of lectures, homework, discussions and student presentations. Students enrolled in the program are expected to have at least a workload of 40 hours per week. The program is not offered for distance learning.

Study model

You must choose either study in Molde or Molde/Gubkin

Study plan MSc in Petroleum Logistics - Molde

  • Study points: 90

Autumn 2019

  • LOG711 Supply Chain Management I (7.5 study points)
  • LOG716 Mathematical Modelling in Logistics (7.5 study points)
  • LOG730 Basics of Petroleum Logistics (7.5 study points)
  • SØK710 Industrial Organization (7.5 study points)

Spring 2020

  • LOG740 Advanced Petroleum Logistics (7.5 study points)
  • LOG820 Vehicle Routing (7.5 study points)
  • TRA816 Maritime Transportation (7.5 study points)

Spring 2021

  • LOG953 Master's Degree Thesis (30 study points)

Study plan MSc in Petroleum Logistics- Molde and Gubkin

  • Study points: 90

Autumn 2019

  • LOG711 Supply Chain Management I (7.5 study points)
  • LOG716 Mathematical Modelling in Logistics (7.5 study points)
  • LOG730 Basics of Petroleum Logistics (7.5 study points)
  • SØK710 Industrial Organization (7.5 study points)

Spring 2021

  • LOG953 Master's Degree Thesis (30 study points)
Seminars in logistics

Autumn 2020

  • LOG904-100 Proposal Presentation (5 study points)
  • LOG904-101 Research Design (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-109 Measuring and Managing Performance in Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chains (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-110 Integrated Logistics and Operations: Learning Through Games (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-114 Game Theory Applied in Petroleum (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-116 Offshore Upstream Logistics (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-117 Business Intelligence with SAP (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-119 Scheduling Models and Algorithms (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-122 Managing Channel Relationships (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-124 Productivity Analysis (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-125 Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Development (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-126 Decision Modeling and Metaheuristics (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-127 City Logistics Last Mile Delivery: Data and Analysis and Models (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-128 Distribution Management (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-130 Port Logistics (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-131 Applied Dynamic and Stochastic Programming for Logistics (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-133 Cross-Cultural Management (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-140 Service Industry Logistics (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-146 Supply Base Logistics (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-148 Stated Preference Methods-Experimental Design (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-149 Arctic Logistics (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-150 Stated Preferences - Discrete Choice Modelling (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-151 Disaster Relief Operations Management: A Case Study Approach (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-153 Big Data (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-154 Data Mining (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-156 Analytics and the Digital in Supply Chain (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-157 Quality Management (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-158 Circular Economics (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-159 Network Flows in Logistics Systems (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-160 Integrated Downstream Petroleum Logistics (2.5 study points)
  • LOG904-161 Digital Service Design (2.5 study points)
Program taught in:
  • English

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