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Academic requirements for MSc in Petroleum Engineering

In order to be eligible for Master's programmes in Norway, you need to document a Bachelor's degree of minimum three years. Depending on where you completed upper secondary education, you may be required to have more than three years of university education. Please check the GSU-list for detailed information and requirements for each country. 

Specialisation in Well Engineering:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering
  • A Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Geology with a minimum of 20 ECTS credits in petroleum engineering courses
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in other engineering fields may also be taken into consideration if they document at least 40 ECTS credits in petroleum engineering courses
  • All applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus

Specialisation in Reservoir Engineering:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering
  • A Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Geology with a minimum of 20 ECTS credits in petroleum engineering courses
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in other engineering fields may also be taken into consideration if they document at least 40 ECTS credits in petroleum engineering courses
  • All applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus

Specialisation in Natural Gas Engineering:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering
  • A Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Geology with a minimum of 20 ECTS credits in petroleum engineering courses
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in other engineering fields may also be taken into consideration if they document at least 30 ECTS credits in petroleum engineering courses
  • All applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus

The minimum GPA (grade point average) for admission to this Master’s programme is 60% or 3 on the ECTS grading scale. However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades.

A specialisation may be cancelled if there is a lack of qualified applicants.


What are petroleum engineering courses?
Applicants who do not have a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering must document that they have taken petroleum engineering courses. These courses include, but are not limited to: geology, geosciences, drilling, reservoir technology, oil and gas production, well logging, drill and well fluids, thermo- and fluid dynamics.


How much is 20/30/40 ECTS credits?

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