MSc in Petroleum Engineering


The Department of Earth Science and Engineering has taught MSc students from all over the world and our former students can be found working across the globe in all sectors of the petroleum industry.

The MSc Petroleum Engineering course is an intensive 12 month course which offers graduates in science and engineering the chance to become successful petroleum engineers within World leading companies.

It is designed for science and engineering graduates wishing to enter the petroleum industry as well as those with industrial experience who are looking to develop their skills. It can also provide a springboard for a research degree.

You will be trained in the work-flow concepts now prevailing in the oil and gas industries, enabling you to operate effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. The course is closely integrated with the MSc courses in Petroleum Geoscience. The interdependency of these disciplines in the modern petroleum industry is emphasised throughout the course.

MSc students in Petroleum Engineering gain a thorough understanding of:

  • reservoir characterisation
  • reservoir modelling
  • reservoir simulation
  • field development & management
  • well design and surface processing facilities
  • how to integrate and process all available information in order to make better reservoir management decisions
  • team projects in field development (integrating MSc Petroleum Geoscience and MSc Petroleum Engineering classes), production forecasting and economic considerations
  • develops transferable skills (communication, team working and key skills) and time/project management

This one year, full-time course starts in October and leads to an MSc degree of Imperial College. To join the course you will need a first class degree or equivalent overseas qualification, or at least three years relevant work experience.

London is an international centre for the oil and gas industry, and provides access to professional associations (SPE, AAPG, PESGB, etc.) for petroleum engineers and geoscientists. Prospective applicants from the UK and EU are advised to apply by 30th March 2017 for possibility of an invitation for industrial scholarship interview to be held on the 26th April 2016.

For further details contact:

Mr Thomas Dray, Postgraduate Education Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 7447; Fax: +44 (0)20 75947444
Email: t.dray@iimperial.ac.uk; www.imperial.ac.uk/ese

posted: 08 November 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.