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Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Norway is recognized worldwide as a leader in the advances of offshore petroleum. With Stavanger being the oil capital of the North Sea, the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger has close ties with the local and international industry.

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Facts
Duration

2 years/4 semesters

Number of study places

10 per specialization for local applicants 10 per specialization for international applicants

ECTS credits

120

Language of instruction

English

Study start

August every year

No tuition fee

The MSc in Petroleum Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of the upstream petroleum industry and explores challenges currently being faced by practicing petroleum engineers.

University degrees in Petroleum Engineering have been offered by our institution since 1977 and is at the forefront of petroleum engineering education. Numerous events, conferences, and company presentations are organised in the city and at the university throughout the year, which allows the students to build a network within the industry.

The programme provides an excellent basis for PhD studies for those who wish to pursue a career in education or research.

Specialisations offered within the MSc in Petroleum Engineering

  • Drilling and Well Engineering 
  • Production and Process Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering

Career prospects

The Master program in Petroleum Engineering educates highly qualified engineers for a wide range of jobs in the oil and gas industry. This is an international industry, and Master students in petroleum enginnering will have many opportunities on the international jobs market after completing their degrees.

After completing the Master Degree in Petroleum Engineering, the candidate may qualify for phd-studies in Petroleum Engineering. 

Learning outcomes

All study programmes at the UiS have a set of defined learning targets. Read more about the learning outcome for this study programme.

Learning outcome

After having completed the master programme in petroleum engineering, the student shall have acquired the following learning outcomes, in terms of knowledge, skills and general competences:

Knowledge

K1: A Master candidate in petroleum engineering has advanced knowledge within the field of petroleum engineering and specialised insight into a particular area in this field.

K2:The candidate has in-depth knowledge of scientific theories and methods connected to the subject area. The candidate is able to apply knowledge to new areas within the subject area, and analyse technical issues on the basis of the history, tradition, distinct nature and societal importance of the subject area.

K3: The candidate is able to apply this knowledge to develop, manage and implement petroleum engineering solutions within the oil and gas sector.

Skills

S1: The candidate is able to analyse existing theories, methods and interpretations within petroleum engineering, and work on practical and theoretical issues independently.

S2: The candidate is able to independently carry out a specialised research or development project within petroleum engineering under supervision and in line with current ethical norms of research.

S3: The candidate is able to solve petroleum engineering problems by integrating different types of data used in the oil industry.

S4: The candidate is able to use state-of-the art technology and manage, develop and carry out processes within petroleum engineering.

General knowledge

G1: The candidate is able to analyse relevant, professional, research and ethical issues

G2: The candidate is able to apply here/his own knowledge and skills to new areas to carry out advanced assignments and projects.

G3: The candidate is able to communicate information relating to independent work to other petroleum engineers. The candidate has an excellent command of the terminology related to the subject area.

G4: The candidate isable to communicate, not just with other petroleum engineers, but also with the general public on professional issues within the subject area, thus contributing to the innovation process with new ideas.

Academic requirements

A bachelor's degree within the following disciplines is required:

- Petroleum Engineering

- Geosciences with at least 20 ECTS credits in petroleum engineering courses

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in other engineering disciplines may also be considered 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.

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

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.

Application and admission

How and when to apply?

Deadlines, English requirements, documentation requirements and more

Contact us

For inquiries regarding admission to international Master's programmes, send an email to: admissions@uis.no

Study plan and courses
Already a student? Find the full study programme description and study plan here
  • Compulsory courses

  • Specialization

    • Specialization in Drilling and Well Engineering

    • Specialization in Reservoir Engineering

      • Recommended Electives 2nd semester

        • Improved Recovery Methods

          Year 1, semester 2

          Improved Recovery Methods

          Study points: 10

        • Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of Transport Processes

          Year 1, semester 2

          Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of Transport Processes

          Study points: 10

        • Reservoir Chemistry

          Year 1, semester 2

          Reservoir Chemistry

          Study points: 10

        • Integrated Reservoir Management From Seismic Field Development Planning

          Year 1, semester 2

          Integrated Reservoir Management From Seismic Field Development Planning

          Study points: 10

      • Other electives 2nd semester

        • Applied Data Analytics and Statistics for Spatial and Temporal Modeling

          Year 1, semester 2

          Applied Data Analytics and Statistics for Spatial and Temporal Modeling

          Study points: 10

        • Modeling and control for automation processes

          Year 1, semester 2

          Modeling and control for automation processes

          Study points: 10

      • Exchange 2nd or 3rd semester

      • Recommended elective courses 3rd semester Reservoir Engineering

      • Other recommended elective courses 3rd semester Reservoir Engineering

    • Specialization in Production and Prosess Engineering

      • Compulsory courses 2nd semester

      • Recommended courses 3rd semester

        • Oilfield Production Chemistry

          Year 2, semester 3

          Oilfield Production Chemistry

          Study points: 10

        • Energy, energy technologies, and energy system integration

          Year 2, semester 3

          Energy, energy technologies, and energy system integration

          Study points: 10

        • Petroleum Production and Petrochemical Science and Engineering

          Year 2, semester 3

          Petroleum Production and Petrochemical Science and Engineering

          Study points: 10

        • Advanced Energy Conversion Technologies

          Year 2, semester 3

          Advanced Energy Conversion Technologies

          Study points: 10

      • Other electives 3rd semester

      • Exchange 3rd semester

Student exchange

By going on exchange to one of our partner institutions abroad as part of your studies, you will have an opportunity to get a unique education. In addition to improving your career opportunities, you grow as a person and gain the ability to greater reflect on the topics you study as part of your degree. All about exchange

Exchange semester

3rd semester



Exchange scheme

Applicants admitted to the program are recommended to go on an exchange semester abroad as a part of their studies. UiS regards this exchange as a highly positive component of the program which will increase your employability. Students should select from their study program’s recommended universities.

When studying abroad you must select courses that provide an equivalent specialization in the subject area, and this selection has to be pre-approved.

Recommended semester abroad is 3rd semester. This semester has 30 ECTS elective courses. These courses should not overlap with the courses you have already completed. We recommend that you also take into account your field of interest.



More possibilities

In addition to the recommended institutions listed below, UiS has a number of agreements with universities outside Europe, which are open to all students at UiS who find a relevant course offer.

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

Contact person

Guidance and pre-approval of courses:

Anita Malde Rasmussen



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

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Student exchange
  • All countries

    Politecnico di Milano University

    Politecnico di Milano er Italias største tekniske universitet med om lag 40.000 studenter og er høyt rangert på en rekke internasjonale rankinglister.

    Technical University of Clausthal

    Clausthal University of Technology (CUT) er et internasjonalt universitet med sterke regionale bånd. Universitetet har sterke tradisjoner for kvalitetsutdanning og har tette bånd til næringslivet. Universitetet ble grunnlagt i 1775 ved Clausthal i Harz-fjellkjeden og har lange tradisjoner for gruvedrift. Fjellområdet Harz er et typisk turiststed for friluftsliv og vintersport. Les mer om historien til universitet her.

    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.

    University of North Dakota

    University of North Dakota er et offentlig forskningsuniversitet med historie tilbake til 1883. Universitetet er kjent for sin forskning innen luftfart, helsefag, ernæring, energi og miljø og ingeniørfag. I tillegg får du ekte nordamerikansk campus-stemning.

    Colorado School of Mines

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

    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.

    The University of Western Australia

    University of Western Australia (UWA) er et av de ledende universitetene i Australia som medlem av den såkalte Group of Eight, og rangert blant de 100 beste universitetene i verden. Et opphold ved dette universitetet vil sikre deg et godt faglig utbytte.

  • Italy

    Politecnico di Milano University

    Politecnico di Milano er Italias største tekniske universitet med om lag 40.000 studenter og er høyt rangert på en rekke internasjonale rankinglister.

  • Germany

    Technical University of Clausthal

    Clausthal University of Technology (CUT) er et internasjonalt universitet med sterke regionale bånd. Universitetet har sterke tradisjoner for kvalitetsutdanning og har tette bånd til næringslivet. Universitetet ble grunnlagt i 1775 ved Clausthal i Harz-fjellkjeden og har lange tradisjoner for gruvedrift. Fjellområdet Harz er et typisk turiststed for friluftsliv og vintersport. Les mer om historien til universitet her.

  • 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.

    University of North Dakota

    University of North Dakota er et offentlig forskningsuniversitet med historie tilbake til 1883. Universitetet er kjent for sin forskning innen luftfart, helsefag, ernæring, energi og miljø og ingeniørfag. I tillegg får du ekte nordamerikansk campus-stemning.

    Colorado School of Mines

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

  • 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.

    The University of Western Australia

    University of Western Australia (UWA) er et av de ledende universitetene i Australia som medlem av den såkalte Group of Eight, og rangert blant de 100 beste universitetene i verden. Et opphold ved dette universitetet vil sikre deg et godt faglig utbytte.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the most common questions we get about studying geo and energy related subjects at the University of Stavanger.

spørsmål og svar SOS

Is it possible to take the study as a distance student?

Some of the subjects included in the study program may be taken digitally as a distance student. However, several of the subjects on the program have compulsory laboratory activities, which requires that one is present. You can always consult with the study coordinator or lecturers if you are wondering if a specific course can be completed digitally.

Can I take this study part time?

We do not have a separate part-time plan for this study. But you get the right to study for 3 years by admission to the master's program, with the possibility of a fourth year to complete. This means that you can set up an individual education plan that is not a full-time study. It is a good idea to contact the study coordinator so that you can make a plan together.

How do I find my way around campus?

Our electronic map (MazeMap) takes you straight to the room or auditorium you are looking for. The map also contains other important information about buildings and outdoor spaces.

Does UiS have an overview of laboratories and lab equipment? What kind of microscopes are available?

The URLabs platform gives you a good overview of what equipment is available in the various laboratories at UiS. Here you can also book an appointment and check out the manuals and tools tutorials.

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