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Petroleum Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 96 months
    Duration
University rank #314 (QS) Online
The Petroleum Engineering programme at Heriot-Watt University is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to tackle the oil and gas industry’s most challenging problems. 

About

Upon graduating, students will be able to understand, frame and solve the most complex of upstream problems in today’s petroleum industry.

These courses provide specialist education tailored to the requirements of the upstream petroleum industry.

The Petroleum Engineering programme at Heriot-Watt University is delivered by the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, a world-leading Institute committed to delivering research and training courses that meet the needs of the international petroleum industry. 

Students on the Petroleum Engineering course come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including directly from undergraduate degrees such as chemical, mechanical, mining, and petroleum engineering as well as geology and applied chemistry. Others are oil and gas industry professionals looking to broaden their knowledge and extend their technical expertise.

Career

Graduates of the Petroleum Engineering course are much sought after by oil operating and oilfield service companies both in the UK and worldwide. Graduates go on to work for major global oil and gas operating companies, service companies as well as smaller consultancies in petroleum engineering. The course also provides an excellent springboard for graduates wishing to pursue a career in research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drilling Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Production Technology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • have a good undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2 honours or equivalent) in engineering or a relevant science discipline, or
  • demonstrate equivalent academic ability based on industrial experience or membership of a professional institution.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1180 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1180 GBP per module and a duration of 96 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1180 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1180 GBP per module and a duration of 96 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Students pay £1180 per course and £1050 for each research project. 

Funding

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