Petroleum Engineering

Clausthal University of Technology

24 months
208 EUR/year
208 EUR/year
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The Petroleum Engineering programme of Clausthal University of Technology trains students specifically for the fields of drilling and production, reservoir management, energy storage and distribution, and deep geothermal systems.

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The Petroleum Engineering programme of Clausthal University of Technology fulfills the demand for well-trained engineers in the field of petroleum technology and deep geothermal systems remains high.

Jobs and careers

With its strong focus on practical application, this program qualifies graduates to carry out independent work as well as planning and leadership roles in and around the globally active petroleum industry. Such tasks include assessment and evaluation of oil and gas reserves, development and economic production, treatment of oil and natural gas, and storage and transportation of marketable products. Additional fields of professional activity involve energy storage and the use of the inner earth for geothermal energy and geological sequestration of CO2.

Potential employers for graduates of the master’s program include:

  • Companies in the petroleum industry
  • Energy supply and storage companies
  • Companies providing service and support functions for the industry
  • Associations and public bodies
  • Research facilities and universities
  • Engineering firms
  • Corporate consultancies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication
  • Management, economics and law
  • Advanced reservoir mechanics
  • Advanced production and well planning
  • Data acquisition and evaluation
  • Reservoir modeling and simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in energy and mineral resources (with a focus on petroleum engineering).
  • Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in petroleum engineering from an accredited university (of applied sciences) or an equivalent qualification, in conjunction with good English skills. If the equivalence of the qualification is unclear, conditional admission may be possible.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    208 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 104 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    208 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 104 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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