The Petroleum and Mineral Resources Engineering program of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology is the first university level program in Bangladesh to address the growing needs and challenges in the petroleum and minerals sector of the country. It was originally established in 1992, and the academic programmes began in 1995. Being the first and only department of its kind in Bangladesh, the DPMRE enjoys the mandate to lead and set trends in developing trained expertise for these vitally important sectors for the country. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) played a key role in establishing the PMRE at the BUET.
Petroleum engineering has been the department’s priority to support the growing natural gas industry. The department is equipped to offer specialized programmes for minerals and mining engineering in case of future needs. The capabilities of the PMRE are comparable to those of any other leading petroleum engineering department in the world. The program is continuously being enriched through various linkage programmes with reputed universities and institutes. University of Alberta, University of Houston, University of Texas, The Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), The Center for Energy Economics (CEE) at the University of Texas at Austin are among the past and present linkage partners.
Petroleum Engineering is an exciting profession that offers many challenges, huge potential for career growth, high remuneration, benefit packages, and the opportunity to work in the global arena. Petroleum is the most widely used form of mobile energy. It is also a major raw material for a wide variety of products. The importance of the Petroleum Engineering discipline will only increase over the next decades, as access to energy becomes one of the most significant challenges facing the nation and the world. The government of Bangladesh has identified the petroleum and minerals as a high priority sector, and is investing significantly to develop it. Investments from the private sector and International Oil Companies (IOC) are also growing steadily.
For the aspiring graduates, a very exciting frontier has opened up. The petroleum engineers will be exposed to cutting-edge technology and international standard working environment. Since the IOC’s operate in almost every continent in the world, job prospects for qualified petroleum engineers extend beyond Bangladesh.
- Per BUET regulation, the total credit hour requirement for both M.Sc.Engg. andM.Engg. degrees is 36. For the M.Sc. degree, 18 credit hours are for course work (equivalent to 6 courses), and 18 credit hours are for a mandatory thesis.
- For the M.Engg.degree, 30 credit hours are for course work (equivalent to 10 courses), and 6 credit hours are for a project report.
- Candidates who do not have a B.Sc.Engg.degree in Petroleum Engineering, 2 additional courses (equivalent to 6 credit hours) and two laboratory sessionals (equivalent to 2 credit hours) are also required.
- 18 months
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DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering General Engineering & Technology Mining, Oil & Gas View 14 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in Bangladesh
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 out of 5.00, or a first division or equivalent in any one of S.S.C and H.S.C or in equivalent examinations, and must not have a GPA less than 2.00 out of 5.00, or a third division or equivalent in any of the aforementioned examinations.
- Must have obtained a B.Sc.Engg. or an equivalent degree in the relevant branch from any recognized institution, with at least 50% marks or a minimum GPA of 2.50 out of 4.0 or its equivalent score.
International76 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 76 EUR per year during 18 months.
National76 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 76 EUR per year during 18 months.
- 7,451 BDT per year
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