MSc in Petroleum Engineering

The main global energy-source will remain hydrocarbons for many years to come.
Resources will be less accessible and more advanced technology will be required to extract them. More oil and gas will have to be produced from deep-water or Arcticcondition reserves yielding heavy oil or gas hydrates. The need for skilled engineers will increase for many reasons: new technological challenges, increasing demand for oil and gas, and because many petroleum engineers will reach the retirement age within the next 5-10 years.

The aim of the education in Petroleum Engineering is to train highly qualified engineers for the petroleum industry. The graduates will work in research, production and/or consultancy within a very international industry - petroleum production.
The MSc Program in Petroleum Engineering is interdisciplinary and includes a number
of engineering disciplines. The program comprises the following areas:

1. Geology, Geophysics and Rock Mechanics
2. Reservoir Engineering and Process Technology

Each student can choose to focus on topics within geology and geophysics or topics
within reservoir engineering and production. The basic skills in petroleum engineering
are the same for all students.
DTU has a Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers

Program coordinator:
Professor Erling H. Stenby

Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Environment & Ressources

International Affairs:

E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +45 45 25 10 23

Tuition fees
EU/EEA citizens 0, non EU/EEA citizens: 13,500 pr year

Start dates
Danish students: February and September 2008
International students: September 2008

Four semesters

Area of study
Engineering & Technology

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Four semesters

Start dates

Danish students: February and September 2008
International students: September 2008

Application Deadline

Students wishing to begin an MSc program in September 2008 must apply by March 15, 2008

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Exams Required

Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Engineering or Science obtained at an internationally recognized university.

Grade point average.
At least 70-75% of the maximum obtainable grade. Can vary depending on the grading system of the university having awarded the Bachelor degree.

Special Solid skills in Mathematics plus basic computer and programming skills.

English language proficiency:
Minimum entry levels:
TOEFL Paper-based 573
TOEFL Computer-based 230
TOEFL Internet-based 88

Other Requirements

BSc degree in Petroleum, Geological, Chemical, Mechanical or Civil engineering or an equivalent background. Students should
have solid skills in general chemistry, thermodynamics,physics, analytical and applied mathematics.

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