Oil and Gas Technology

Aalborg University

24 months
13331 EUR/year
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In today’s society, we are still using plenty of oil and gas, and we need Chemical Engineers to obtain it. Well-known oil reserves are constantly being supplemented by new findings. Studying Oil and Gas Technology at Aalborg University, you can contribute to this optimisation.


Insight into the offshore sector

During the Oil and Gas Technology programme at Aalborg University Esbjerg, you work with e.g. geology, process technology and safety, and you gain insight into areas such as:
  • Production of offshore installations
  • Equipment and service
  • Extraction of oil and gas

Moreover, you learn about the development of biofuel from biomass. We can create biofuel in the laboratories within minutes, whereas the development of oil and gas has evolved over millions of years. In terms of onshore, you will be part of projects for development of geothermal facilities.

The aim of the programme is to reach international engineering standards within:
  • Research and development
  • Planning, production and maintenance
  • Exploitation, transportation, and treatment considering economic and environmental aspects as well as health, safety and working environment

In your semester projects, you and your project group will work with relevant issues in relation to oil and gas technology and you are challenged to use all of your knowledge to come up with possible solutions. You are encouraged to occasionally collaborate with external organisations and businesses in your projects to get an idea of the work processes and current issues in the industry. This will prepare you better for your own work life after you graduate and it will provide you with the opportunity to build a professional network.

Job and Career

Your job tasks can involve:

  • Offshore processes
  • Development of new materials for e.g. the medical industry
  • Work environment in the plastics industry
  • Drinking water supply
  • Development of catalysts for reduction of air pollution
  • Production of biofuel
  • Consulting within the offshore and environment industry
  • Development of ceramic materials for solar cells
  • Teaching and research
  • Environmental control and analysis

Your future employer may be:

  • Mærsk
  • Rambøll
  • Ørsted (formerly DONG)
  • Atkins
  • Schlumberger

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fluid Mechanics 
  • Colloid and Interface Science 
  • Thermodynamics and Separation
  • Process Simulation and Instrumentation 
  • Water Treatment 
  • Petroleum Geology and Reservoir Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Master’s programme in Oil and Gas Technology requires a Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering or natural science disciplines.
  • Bachelor’s degrees transcripts showing all grades and courses (translated into English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian). The document must be signed and stamped by your home university.
  • English test or an official receipt confirming that you have registered for a test.
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV / Resume
  • Official curriculum/syllabus for your Bachelor’s studies or another official description of your Bachelor’s degree in English (if available)
  • Reference letters (optional) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13331 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13331 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

99,600 DKK


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