24 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
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The aim of the Master course in Petroleum Engineering at Lisbon IST is to offer training in upstream exploration and production of hydrocarbons.  Get ready to develop a diverse number of activities in the oil and gas sector worldwide.

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The aim of the MSc course in Petroleum Engineering is offering training in upstream exploration and production of hydrocarbons in two large blocks:Basic and introductory concepts of Petroleum Engineering

Basic concepts on reservoir geology and geophysics, technological areas of upstream, like the seismic exploration, drilling, production, and management and planning of exploration and production.


The employment opportunities are much diversified and the holders of this master degree will be prepared to develop activities in the upstream oil sector in the Oil & Gas industry.

  • Reservoir engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Modeling of petroleum reservoirs
  • Geophysycal surveys
  • Seismic processing
  • Drilling

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geostatistcs
  • Oil and Gas
  • Geophysical Digital Signal Processing
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Applied Geophysics for Hydrocarbon Exploration
  • Stochastic Modelling of Oil Reservoirs
  • Petroleum Engineering Seminars
  • Soil and Rock Dynamics
  • Geology of Petroleum Systems
  • Enviromental Fluid Mechanics

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 (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.
61 (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

Students applying for a master’s or an integrated master’s of a 2nd study cycle at IST, the admission decisions and selection are the responsibility of the coordinator of the course you’re considering applying to, with the following criteria:

  • Scientific affinity between the acquired course and the 2nd cycle programme that you are applying for;
  • Nature of the academic degree earned;
  • Academic progress of the attended course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1063 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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