MSc Petroleum Engineering

Imperial College London
1 year
Full time
Master's degree

About this program

MSc Petroleum Engineering

This programme will train you to understand and effectively utilise the workflow concepts now prevailing in the oil industry and prepare you to work in multidisciplinary teams.

This MSc is a one-year, full-time course that trains petroleum engineering professionals to understand and effectively utilise the workflow concepts now prevailing in the oil industry, and prepares them fully for work in multidisciplinary teams.

The programme provides a 12-month conversion from other engineering and science-based foundations into the specialities of petroleum engineering and is designed for both those with industrial experience and recent graduates.

The course begins in early October. Formal lectures, problem classes, laboratories and computer exercises take place on a full-time structured basis from October to March, during the academic terms, and cover a total of 390 hours.

The course curriculum is organised around five teaching modules. All modules feature petroleum engineering laboratories, a field trip, seminars with industry and communication skills classes.

Admission requirements

Language requirement

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. 

For more information about the requirement please visit the university website.

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Program content

Coursework Modules

You take all of the core coursework modules below.

  • Reservoir Characterisation/Reservoir Engineering and Performance/Field Development: Group Field Project
  • Reservoir Characterisation: Production Logging
  • Reservoir Characterisation: Well Test Analysis
  • Reservoir Engineering and Performance: Numerical Reservoir Simulators
  • Reservoir Engineering and Performance: Reservoir Performance Predictors
  • Reservoir Engineering and Performance: Upscaling

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


The tuition fee for Home and EU Students 2020 entry is £17,750 per year.

The tuition fee for Overseas and Islands Students 2020 entry is £37,250 per year.

About this institute

Imperial College London

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