M.Sc. On Campus

Petroleum Engineering

University of Leoben

24 months
1452 EUR/year
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University of Leoben has become an internationally acclaimed training centre for petroleum engineers. Lectures for the Petroleum Engineering Masters programme are held in English. The international reputation of the programme is further boosted by a variety of exchange programmes.


The Petroleum Engineering master's programme at University of Leoben aims at broadening expertise and further developing scientific skills in the field of petroleum engineering, equivalent to the standards of Masters programmes at Anglo-American universities. 

Students can choose one of the following three focus areas:

  • Drilling Engineering: static and dynamic designs of wellbore constructions, the dynamics of drilling processes, planning, monitoring and assessment of drilling projects
  • Petroleum Production Engineering: planning, layout and maintenance of production systems and natural gas storage facilities, methods for extending the service lives of oil and gas fields, the utilization of geothermal energy
  • Reservoir Engineering: monitoring the quality of geological modelling of reservoirs, conduct of field studies

While pursuing their studies, students will have the opportunity to gain an insight into their future professions in the course of their mandatory practical field work. Graduates are prepared for their employment on drilling rigs and production sites, and as planning engineers in drilling, reservoir and production engineering as well as in the field of pipeline and plant engineering. Due to their broad education, graduates will be able to assume leadership positions at all levels. Leoben petroleum engineers work for petroleum companies, in energy management, in foundation engineering and consulting firms, as well as in research and development.

Programme Structure


  • Drilling Technology
  • Oil and Gas Production Technology
  • Reservoir Engineering and Characterization
  • Business Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Passport or Birth certificate/proof of citizenship combined with an ID-card
  • CV (incl. photo)
  • High-school diploma or equivalent certificate including all elected subjects and obtained grades
  • Bachelor diploma and bachelor transcript from an acknowledged technical university
  • If transferring from another Austrian university, you will also need to bring: Leaving certificate, student statistics form
  • Application for recognition of equivalence (signed)
  • Application for admission (signed) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Leoben

800 - 1200 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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