's MSc in Petroleum Engineering is delivered by the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE), a world-leading Institute committed to delivering research and training programmes that meet the needs of the international petroleum industry.
The Petroleum Engineering programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to tackle the oil and gas industry’s challenging problems. Upon graduating students will be able to understand, frame and solve the most complex of upstream problems in today’s petroleum industry.
For more information on the programme content, please visit Heriot-Watt's online prospectus: http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-petroleum-engineering/
About the programme
Heriot-Watt's Petroleum Engineering degree is a programme of lectures and project work, encompassing a wide range of petroleum engineering fundamentals, relevant to the current industry.
Project work provides students with an opportunity for ideas and methods, assimilated through lectures and tutorials, to be applied to real field evaluation and development design problems. The courses are applied in nature and have been specifically designed so that students are technically well prepared for, and have a sound knowledge of, today's petroleum engineering industry.
• Reservoir engineering
• Petroleum geoscience
• Drilling engineering
• Formation evaluation
• Reservoir simulation
• Petroleum economics
• Production Technology
• Well test analysis
For more information on the programme content, including course descriptions, please visit: http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-petroleum-engineering/
Heriot-Watt's Petroleum Engineering graduates are highly sought after by oil and gas companies both in the UK and worldwide. Our graduates go on to work for major global oil and gas operating companies, service companies as well as smaller consultancies in petroleum engineering.
Petroleum Engineering students will also be able to benefit from the excellent links with industry by staff at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering. The Institute's industry-based Strategic Advisory Board monitors activities in the wider context of the needs of the industry and offers guidance on the programme content ensuring it's up to date and relevant to current industry needs.
Flexible study options
The MSc in Petroleum Engineering is available full-time and part-time at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh campus, or via flexible online Independent Distance Learning (IDL). Study via IDL is ideal for students in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. IDL students graduate with the same degree as students who undertake the programme on campus.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
We offer a range of English language courses: http://www.hw.ac.uk/study/english.htm
Entrants to the Petroleum Engineering programme will normally have a good Honours degree (minimum 2:2 or UK equivalent) in engineering or a relevant science discipline such as geology, physics, chemistry or mathematics, from a British or overseas University.In addition to the academic qualifications, motivation, industrial experience and personality are taken into consideration.