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.
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
- Well Engineering
- Reservoir Engineering
- Natural Gas Engineering
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.
International applicants can apply for the following spesialisations within this programme:
- Drilling and Well Engineering
- Natural Gass Engineering
- Reservoir Engineering
A specialisation may be cancelled if there is a lack of qualified applicants.
In order to be eligible for these specialisations, a Bachelor’s degree in the following disciplines is required:
- Petroleum Engineering
- Geosciences with at least 20 ECTS credits in petroleum engineering courses
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.
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.
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.
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