• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The aim of the Petroleum Engineering master program from University of Miskolc is to train highly qualified engineers who possess the knowledge and skills needed for the engineering work involved in the planning, implementation and operation of the technology and infrastructure essential for the exploration, production, processing and transport of oil, natural gas and water supplies.


Graduates of the Petroleum Engineering master program, offered by the Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering from University of Miskolc, possess the theoretical knowledge needed to carry out and manage tasks in their area of expertise at a level that meets international standards, and have the background needed to pursue doctoral studies.

The Petroleum Engineering Department of the University of Miskolc is the only institution in Hungary offering a Petroleum Engineering programme, and has awarded more than 800 master's degrees since 1951. Our graduates work in all sectors of the Hungarian petroleum and gas industry and in many of the oil producing countries of the world. Graduate programs in English for international students began more than 25 years ago. The curriculum is comparable to that offered by leading US schools and provides students with a comprehensive engineering and advanced courses.

Petroleum engineering is a well-paying career that offers many opportunities to use one's talents and skills in the important mission of supplying energy to the world. If you come from a country rich in petroleum resources and you enjoy the challenge of working on new designs or installations and solving field problems, you are an ideal candidate for the programme. An MSc degree will provide you with a leading edge and a competitive knowledge base backed by the Petroleum Engineering Department's 60 years of experience in training. Furthermore, if you desire to conduct research and advanced individual studies, studies can be continued in our PhD program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Numerical methods and optimization 
  • Applied geology 
  • Fluid mechanics 
  • Applied geophysics 
  • Drilling engineering
  • Reservoir engineering fundamentals 
  • Production engineering fundamentals 
  • Transport of hydrocarbons 

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                    • Credits
                      120 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus
                    • More information Go to the programme website

                    English Language Requirements

                    You need the following IELTS score:

                    • Minimum required score:


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                    Academic Requirements

                    • BSc in petroleum engineering degree, CGPA 60% or higher
                    • Language proficiency: C1 (advanced) level is preferred, but minimum B2 on the CEFR scale or IELTS (academic version) 6.0 minimum score or identical language exam. BSc degree holders, if the language of instruction was English are exempt from language test requirement.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      7000 EUR/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                    Tuition fees are for non-EU students.

                    Living costs for Miskolc

                    • 111000 - 152600 HUF/month
                      Living Costs

                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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