Master's degree programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Petroleum Engineering/Petroleum Geosciences

– About the programmes

Are you interested in the exploration and production of oil and gas? Would you like to develop knowledge crucial to value creation and the safe, efficient and environmentally-friendly exploration of the natural resources on the continental shelf?

Platform Leg, Photo: Åsgard. OLF Norge.
Photo: Platform leg, Åsgard. OLF

These two international Master programmes are taught in English, and fully integrates Norwegian and foreign students. All courses award 7.5 ECTS credits.

The programmes focus on the following areas of activity:

  • Exploration and production of oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf
  • Methods for increased oil recovery factor
  • Develop platform solutions and subsea production equipment for great water depths
  • Demands for environmental considerations in the northern regions.

Specialization options

Specialization can be obtained within the areas drilling technology, petroleum production, reservoir technology, petroleum geology/geophysics, seismology and reservoir seismology. Examples of specialization could be:

  • Interpretation of geological data from an oil company
  • Modelling of processes within our fields with calibration tests in the laboratory
  • Evaluation of practical problems in offshore operations.

Facts about the programmes

Degree: Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering/Petroleum Geosciences (MSc)
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme codes: MSG1, MSG2
Number of students admitted:
Petroleum Engineering: 28
Petroleum Geosciences: 21

Language of instruction: English
Location: Trondheim, Valgrinda

Host Faculty
Engineering Science and Technology

Validity of information: 2015/2016

Application deadlines

  • Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December 2015
  • Norwegian/EU/EEA students: 1 March 2016

The application is now open - apply through Søknadsweb.

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