Petroleum engineering is central to safe, efficient and sustainable development of oil and gas assets to meet global energy and resource demands.
Since its establishment in 1975, the GeoEnergy Engineering (IGE) at Heriot-Watt University has delivered its internationally renowned Petroleum Engineering MSc degree, providing thousands of graduates with the knowledge and skills to tackle the oil and gas industry’s most challenging problems across the globe. The degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to exploration and extraction of petroleum resources.
The degree encompasses a wide range of applied petroleum engineering fundamentals, leading to development of a technically well-prepared graduate with a sound knowledge of the industry – through eight taught courses and two projects. During the field development project, students work on real field data, considering the technical, economic and environmental aspects involved. For the individual research project, students select a specialist topic, for example related to geosciences, enhanced oil recovery, production chemistry or advanced drilling and completions, offered both by the Institute and by the industry.
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Advanced Structural Engineering MSc
Applied Petroleum Geoscience MSc
Building Services Engineering MSc
Business Analytics and Consultancy MSc
Civil Engineering and Construction Management MSc
Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying MSc
Construction Project Management MSc
International Marine Science MSc
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
MBA with a Specialism in Finance MBA
MBA with a Specialism in Strategy MBA
Renewable Energy Development (RED) MSc
Safety and Risk Management MSc
Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering MSc
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