24 months
1250 GBP/module
1250 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University is central to safe, efficient and sustainable development of oil and gas assets to meet global energy and resource demands.


Since its establishment in 1975, the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering (IGE) at Heriot-Watt University has delivered its internationally renowned Petroleum Engineering MSc programme, providing thousands of graduates with the knowledge and skills to tackle the oil and gas industry’s most challenging problems across the globe. 

The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to exploration and extraction of petroleum resources.

Our students

  • The large student population is a multi-cultural mix of numerate science and engineering graduates, some from industry, some straight from their first degrees, coming from well over 100 countries. 
  • This blend provides the opportunity to discuss, reflect and consider more than just the academic side of learning, thus promoting a range of transferable skills. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



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

    1250 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • National

    1250 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 GBP per module during 24 months.


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