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Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme (M-PEGENG)

Facts
Studieprogramkode

M-PEGENG

Vekting (SP)

120

Studienivå

Master's degree (2 years)

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Master's Degree Programme in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering

Varighet

4 Semesters

Grunnstudium

No

Tilbys av

Faculty of Science and Technology

Undervisningsspråk

English

Intro

The Master’s programme in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering educates petroleum geoscientists With the theoretical and technical knowledge required in oil and gas exploration and production.

The study programme is research-based and provides a foundation for a lifelong career. The programme prepares students for multinational offshore and onshore industrial companies affiliated with the oil and gas sector, service industry and government agencies. The master‘s degree also gives students the possibility to continue with PhD studies.

This programme has for several years in a row been ranked as the best geosciences programme in Norway by students in the national student survery “Studiebarometeret”. The study programme is a post-graduate programme that runs over four semesters and covers 120 ECTS, resulting in a Master‘s degree in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering.

The programme includes 90 ECTS from elective courses related to geosciences, engineering, and decision-making in connection with petroleum exploration and production. The master’s thesis constitutes 30 ECTS and is a large, independent project completed in the final semester, often in close cooperation with an external company. Students must take at least 60 ECTS from the elective courses listed in the study plan. Up to 30 ECTS that are not listed as electives within the study plan may be included in the student’s individual education plan. These must be related to the field of study or be directly related to the master’s thesis. Deviations from the program study plan must be applied for in the Digital Student Service Desk, and approved by the Department.

All teaching is in English. This is an advantage for students planning to work in an international environment where English is the language of business. Students will encounter a variety of working and teaching methods, the use of modern computer technology, practical laboratory work, and projects with associated training in writing and presentations. A description of each course is provided, detailing: Working and teaching Methods, Course literature, Evaluation Methods and Assessment methods

Syllabus
Career prospects

The Master’s programme in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering educates highly qualified geoscientists for a wide range of jobs in the oil and gas industry. This is an international industry, and master’s students in petroleum geosciences will have many opportunities on the international job market after completing their degree.

Petroleum geoscientists are an important professional group within several business areas and sectors. These include the petroleum or mining industries, the construction sector, the environmental sector, technical organisations, education and research. Today's research and professional careers are characterised by a multidisciplinary approach.

Petroleum geoscientists have the knowledge and background required to work with specialists from other subject areas to solve important tasks for the benefit of society.

Study plan and courses
  • Compulsory courses

    • Master's thesis Petroleum Geosciences Engineering

      Year 2, semester 3

      Master's thesis Petroleum Geosciences Engineering

      Study points: 30

  • Other courses 1st and 3rd semester

    • Basic Subsurface Interpretation Methods

      Year 2, semester 3

      Basic Subsurface Interpretation Methods

      Study points: 10

Student exchange

Exchange semester
Semester 2 or 3

Exchange scheme
In semester 2 or 3 of the Master program in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering, you have the possibility to study abroad at one of UiS partner universities. These semesters have 30 ECTS elective courses.

When going abroad, you must choose courses that provide equivalent specialization within your field, and these must be pre-approved before you leave. It is also important that the courses you are going to take abroad do not overlap in content with the courses you have taken or will take later in the study program. A good tip is to think about your specialization and your field of interest.

It is recommended to start planning the exchange early and to contact your department.

More possibilities
Students of Petroleum Geosciences Engineering may take courses at the University Centre of Svalbard (UNIS) as a part of their degree. Contact study coordinator for more information. 

In addition to the recommended universities listed below, UiS has a number of agreements with universities outside Europe that are applicable to all students at UiS, provided that they find a relevant subject offering. 

Within the Nordic region, all students can use the Nordlys and Nordtek networks. Find out more.  

Contact
Guidance and pre-approval of courses:
Karina Sanni

General information about exchange: Exchange guide in Digital student service desk

Student exchange
  • All countries

    Uppsala universitet

    “In Uppsala you walk in the gardens of Linnaeus, follow in the footsteps of Nobel laureates, and at the same time meet today’s – and tomorrow’s – smartest teachers and researchers.”

    University of Basilicata, Potenza

    The University of Basilicata (Italian: Università degli Studi della Basilicata), colloquially known as Unibas, is an Italian public research university located in Potenza and Matera, Italy. It was founded in 1982 and is organized in six faculties (two schools and four departments). It has also one school of specialization and five doctoral schools.

    If you wish to experience the good gastronomy and southern Italian traditions and way of life, apply now. You will combine education and “dolce vita” in the best way possible.

    University of Milan-Bicocca

    Do you want to enjoy city life style in Northern Italy and, receive education abroad from the second highest ranked Italian University? Apply for a semester abroad in the Lombard region!

    University of Coimbra

    University of Coimbra i Portugal er blant verdens eldste universiteter med røtter tilbake til 1290. Universitetet er et høyt rangert breddeuniversitet med åtte fakulteter. Faculty of Science and Technology tilbyr en unik utvekslingsmulighet for masterstudenter på petroleumsgeologi.

    Aachen University of Technology

    Er du på utkikk etter en spennende mulighet i Tyskland er RWTH Aachen University det naturlige valget! Universitetet streber etter å bli det beste tekniske universitetet i Tyskland innen 2020 og er på god vei til målet. Bli med på en del av reisen – bli utvekslingsstudent i Aachen!

    University of Leoben

    I Leoben er det gode muligheter for å kombinerer studier, fjellturer og kultur!

    University of Houston

    Houston ligger i den amerikanske delstaten Texas, og er kjent som verdens energihovedstad. Byen er også et finans- og oljesentrum i USA.

    Colorado School of Mines

    Colorado School of Mines (CSM) er et offentlig universitet kjent verden over for sin gode ingeniørutdannelse.

    California State University-Los Angeles

    California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) er en del av det anerkjente California State University, som er USAs fjerde største universitet.

    The University of Adelaide

    Universitetet i Adelaide ligger i Adelaide, Australias femte største by. Med sine 1.2 millioner innbyggere er Adelaide en trygg, kosmopolitisk by som er betraktelig rimeligere å bo i enn flere sammenlignbare byer i Australia. Universitetet er medlem av Group of Eight, en koalisjon av de åtte ledende universitetene i Australia.

  • Sweden

    Uppsala universitet

    “In Uppsala you walk in the gardens of Linnaeus, follow in the footsteps of Nobel laureates, and at the same time meet today’s – and tomorrow’s – smartest teachers and researchers.”

  • Italy

    University of Basilicata, Potenza

    The University of Basilicata (Italian: Università degli Studi della Basilicata), colloquially known as Unibas, is an Italian public research university located in Potenza and Matera, Italy. It was founded in 1982 and is organized in six faculties (two schools and four departments). It has also one school of specialization and five doctoral schools.

    If you wish to experience the good gastronomy and southern Italian traditions and way of life, apply now. You will combine education and “dolce vita” in the best way possible.

    University of Milan-Bicocca

    Do you want to enjoy city life style in Northern Italy and, receive education abroad from the second highest ranked Italian University? Apply for a semester abroad in the Lombard region!

  • Portugal

    University of Coimbra

    University of Coimbra i Portugal er blant verdens eldste universiteter med røtter tilbake til 1290. Universitetet er et høyt rangert breddeuniversitet med åtte fakulteter. Faculty of Science and Technology tilbyr en unik utvekslingsmulighet for masterstudenter på petroleumsgeologi.

  • Germany

    Aachen University of Technology

    Er du på utkikk etter en spennende mulighet i Tyskland er RWTH Aachen University det naturlige valget! Universitetet streber etter å bli det beste tekniske universitetet i Tyskland innen 2020 og er på god vei til målet. Bli med på en del av reisen – bli utvekslingsstudent i Aachen!

  • Austria

    University of Leoben

    I Leoben er det gode muligheter for å kombinerer studier, fjellturer og kultur!

  • United States

    University of Houston

    Houston ligger i den amerikanske delstaten Texas, og er kjent som verdens energihovedstad. Byen er også et finans- og oljesentrum i USA.

    Colorado School of Mines

    Colorado School of Mines (CSM) er et offentlig universitet kjent verden over for sin gode ingeniørutdannelse.

    California State University-Los Angeles

    California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) er en del av det anerkjente California State University, som er USAs fjerde største universitet.

  • Australia

    The University of Adelaide

    Universitetet i Adelaide ligger i Adelaide, Australias femte største by. Med sine 1.2 millioner innbyggere er Adelaide en trygg, kosmopolitisk by som er betraktelig rimeligere å bo i enn flere sammenlignbare byer i Australia. Universitetet er medlem av Group of Eight, en koalisjon av de åtte ledende universitetene i Australia.