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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 or 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
  • All applicants must have a passed exam in Vector Analysis/Vector Calculus

Specialisation in Reservoir Engineering:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering or 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
  • All applicants must have a passed exam in Vector Analysis/Vector Calculus

Specialisation in Natural Gas Engineering:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering or 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
  • All applicants must have a passed exam in Vector Analysis/Vector 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.


What is Vector Analysis/Calculus?

If you have Vector Analysis included in other courses and it is not clearly shown in your transcript of records, please provide additional documentation proving this in your application. 


How much is 20/30/40 ECTS credits?