M.Sc. On Campus

Petroleum Engineering

Khalifa University

24 months
1114 EUR/credit 20052 EUR/year
1114 EUR/credit 20052 EUR/year
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The Petroleum Engineering MSc program from Khalifa University is awarded to those who successfully complete the requirements of the program of study, which includes both taught courses and a written thesis.

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The thesis component is an independent investigation leading to original research in specialized areas within the general field of petroleum engineering. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative and originality in their work.

Program Goals

The educational goals (objectives) of the Petroleum Engineering MSc program from Khalifa University are as follows:

  • Provide graduates with an outstanding education and the research skills and knowledge required to further their career aspirations.
  • Prepare graduates to go on for further education in Ph.D. programs.
  • Raise the professional visibility of KUST through publication of scholarly works.
  • Provide the regional and global oil and gas industry with a pool of highly educated personnel who can utilize their in-depth knowledge of petroleum engineering to better develop business opportunities.
  • Advance the technological profile of the UAE, and the regional and global oil and gas industry.
  • Address the needs of society in a critical, creative, ethical, and innovative manner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Underbalanced Drilling 
  • Petroleum Reservoir Simulation
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Advanced Carbonate Reservoir Characterization
  • Well Completions and Workover
  • Advanced Petroleum Economics
  • Engineering Numerical Methods
  • Environmental Control Technologies Industries
  • Well Stimulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, or equivalent (e.g. an upper second-class honors in a UK-style degree, from a reputable accredited institution)
  • A minimum level of English proficiency
  • A minimum quantitative score of 150 in the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Applicants for all programs should attempt all three sections of the GRE.
  • A minimum of two referee recommendations (provided via online form)
  • Statement of purpose (500-1,000 words)
  • Admission interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20052 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1114 EUR per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20052 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1114 EUR per credit during 24 months.
  •  AED 5,000 per credit hour 

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

5000 - 8600 AED /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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