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Petroleum and Mining Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Graduates from this Petroleum and Mining Engineering programme at Politecnico di Torino have a professional level, defined by its typical orientations, that makes them eligible to perform highly technical tasks within oil or mining companies or service companies, which acquire and compile data and develop projects on behalf of the oil and mining companies.


The professional figures that the degree program aims to train are engineers able to operate profitably and immediately in the oil and mining sectors, which are characterized by a high technical and technological level; because of the interdisciplinary approach and the international scale such sectors require specialists to be able to operate in very different social and work environments and to hone their skills in communication and in building relationships.

This Master's degree of Petroleum and Mining Engineering programme is offered by the Politecnico di Torino and it is held entirely in English. 

At the end of the curriculum the petroleum and mining engineers will be able to: 

  • characterize hydrocarbon deposits (oilfields) both in terms of quantity of hydrocarbons in place and in terms of production capacity, and will identify the best oil and/or natural gas production strategies on the basis of technical feasibility, but also economic and environmental sustainability (specialization in Petroleum Engineering) 
  • characterize ore deposits to estimate reserves and identify the best strategies for mining exploitation not only based on technical feasibility but also on economic and environmental sustainability (specialization in Mining Engineering).

Graduates from this program will possess the knowledge necessary to carry out professional activities in various fields, including contributing to activities such as the technical and economic feasibility study of an exploratory or development project of an oilfield or an ore deposit, the management and definition of development strategies of non-renewable resources, including the design and organization of the facilities and equipment needed for production, the risk analysis and safety management in the prevention and emergency phases.

Educational objectives

The scientific subjects specific to petroleum and mining engineering provide the basic knowledge and tools for understanding the technical and engineering subjects that are taught later. Specific engineering subjects include underground fluid mechanics, applied geology, geophysical prospecting, geomechanics, oilfield engineering, excavation engineering, mining engineering, mining plants. 

The wide spectrum of technical training provides all the necessary tools to enable students to further explore areas of personal interest or specialize in a narrower field during their working lives. 

The preparatory subjects provide useful knowledge in the areas of resource economics, environmental reclaim of polluted sites, risk and safety analysis of plants and processes.

Career opportunities

The programme is aimed at training engineers who are able to begin working immediately in the oil and in the mining sector. Such sectors are characterized by the high technical and technological skill level required, and by the interdisciplinary and international dimension that demands specialists who can operate in very different socio-environmental contexts as well as developing their relational and communication skills. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fluid Mechanics in Porous Media 
  • Petroleum and mining geology 
  • Petroleum technology  
  • Resources and Environmental Sustainability 
  • Exploration geophysics 
  • Risk Analysis 
  • Structural mechanics/Reservoir geomechanics 
  • Oil and mining contaminations in soils and groundwater 
  • Reclamation of polluted sites 
  • Reservoir Engineering 
  • Well drilling and Completion 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor degree awarded by an accredited foreign university.
  • In case you are enrolled in a “single cycle” Laurea magistrale course (5 or 6 years degree program) and you have not yet graduated, you must have completed minimum 3 years at University level, having obtained at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent. In case you obtained the high school diploma after 10 or 11 years of schooling, you must also have completed at least 15 years of previous education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Torino

  • 660 - 980 EUR/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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