• Application Deadline
  • 24 months



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

Detailed Programme Facts

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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.
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Living costs for Lisbon

  • 630 - 1130 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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