Master's degree programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geosciences

– Study Environment

Students in the international master program can make use of some truly excellent facilities, together with the students from NTNU's 5 year study programme in Petroleum Geosciences and Engineering. The academic environment encompasses a broad spectrum of fields and is multi-cultural in nature.

International focus

An international atmosphere has existed at the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics from the very beginning, grounded in the many teachers, researchers and students from various countries. The department actively cooperates with countries like Russia, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Angola, USA, Australia; altogether more than 50 countries. In addition Ph.D-positions are often awarded to international candidates. These positions also constitute the basis for international research cooperation. Professors have individual scientific cooperation with various foreign institutions. The funding comes from Norwegian agencies SIU (NORAD, QUOTA), The Research Council of Norway, oil companies Statoil, Hydro, Total, BP, and NTNU Scholarships; also from European Programs (Erasmus, Marie Curie, TIME, Socrates) and others.

Field work

Geosciences involve a great deal of field studies and excursions as a part of the teaching. This is a useful and interesting way of learning about nature and the geological processes, and is highly popular among the students.

The field studies in the foundational course in Geology are primarily carried out in the county of Trøndelag where NTNU is situated. The advanced courses also include field studies in the Oslo area, in the northern region Finnmark, at Svalbard, in Great Britain and Spain.

Field studies and excursions are equally important in the engineering and technology subjects as they are in the geosciences. Here the students visit plants and industrial enterprises of various sizes all over the country, or tunnel and construction projects. We also visit natural areas that require special measures as regards the environment. Excursions and field studies change from year to year in order to make the studies as up-to-date as possible.

Student associations

Bergstuderendes Forening (student association) is one of the oldest student associations, with traditions originating from 1757. It is important to our members to maintain these traditions, and they remain a key factor in maintaining a successful relations with our former members now working in industry, who are  generous with their good ideas and constructive criticism. The association is run by students (aided by some former members). The board consists of 8 individuals and a number of others, who are chosen at our general assembly every semester.

Facilities

  • Research laboratories
  • Student laboratories
  • Lecture rooms
  • Library
  • Servers & computer halls
  • CT-laboratory
  • Hydrate - laboratory /calorimeter laboratory
  • Virtual Reality-laboratory
  • Control room/Integrated Operations room
  • Mechanical workshop
  • Electronics workshop
  • Conference & meeting rooms
  • Canteen/coffee bar

T-shirt-man. Photo: Anne Lise Norheim, courtesy OLF Norge

Some information about Norway

If you are anticipating a period of study in Norway, we think this background information worthwhile. These sources provide some insight concerning both the country and its people.