TPG4565 - Petroleum Engineering, Specialization Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

The student must normally choose the specialization course of 7.5 credits listed for the specialization in the programme description. The contents of this will vary depending on the specialization project and assigned supervisor. Three options exist:

  1. Field course (3.75 credits). The student will be invited if this is relevant. A field course must be combined with the other options.
  2. Specially designed course within the discipline (individual or group based).
  3. An ordinary course of 7.5 credits is chosen instead of the specialization course, if approved by the supervisor for the specialization project and the Faculty of Engineering.

Learning outcome

Ingress: This course will provide in-depth knowledge within the discipline.

Knowledge: The student will acquire specialized knowledge in support of project completion within the discipline.

Skills: The student will be able to find scientific literature and extract the main elements that are relevant to the project.

General competence: Increased understanding of the discipline.

Learning methods and activities

The modules are given as lectures, possibly with exercises, seminars or self studies. In some modules a report, presentation or similar may be part of the assessment, in addition to an oral exam. Information about this (including weighting) will be given at course start.

Further on evaluation

If the course is based on two modules (which have to have the same form of assessment), the grade in the course will be based on the average of both modules. However, in order to be eligible to receive this grade, both modules must receive a passing score.

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a programme of study is required: Geoscience and Georesources (MSGEOS, specialization within Petroleum Engineering), Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering (MTPETR), Petroleum Engineering (MSG1), or Engineering and ICT (MTING, specialization ICT and Petroleum Engineering). It is provided that the student has completed all courses which are listed as compulsory for the specialization in the programme description, or gets approval from the person with course responsibility. Students from the programme Subsea Technology (MSSUBSEA) may attend after approval from the person with course responsibility.

Course materials

Given at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Engineering - Production Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering - Drilling Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering - Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Petrophysics
  • Petroleum Production/Well Technology
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Deep drilling Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Production


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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