M.Sc. On Campus Online

Petroleum Engineering

Heriot-Watt University

12 months
29960 GBP/year
14120 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Petroleum engineering is central to safe, efficient and sustainable development of oil and gas assets to meet global energy and resource demands. We offer a master degree in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. 


The Petroleum Engineering programme from Heriot-Watt University encompasses a wide range of applied petroleum engineering fundamentals, leading to development of a technically well-prepared graduate with a sound knowledge of the industry – through eight taught courses and two projects. 

Key Features 

  • During the field development project, students work on real field data, considering the technical, economic and environmental aspects involved. 
  • For the individual research project, students select a specialist topic, for example related to geosciences, enhanced oil recovery, production chemistry or advanced drilling and completions, offered both by the Institute and by the industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29960 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14120 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /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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