MSc Petroleum Engineering
The MSc in Petroleum Engineering is a programme of lectures and project work, encompassing a wide range of petroleum engineering fundamentals, pertinent to the modern petroleum industry. Project work provides an opportunity for ideas and methods, assimilated through lectures and tutorials, to be applied to real field evaluation and development design problems.
The courses are applied in nature and have been designed so that a graduate is technically well prepared for, and has a sound knowledge of, the industry into which he or she will be recruited.
These courses provide specialist education tailored to the requirements of the upstream petroleum industry. The relevance of this education combined with careful selection of candidates has encouraged oil and oilfield service companies to target Heriot-Watt for recruitment of graduates over the years.
Teaching and Assessment
Our students experience a stimulating teaching environment which blends conventional lectures and tutorials with online material in our Virtual Learning Environment. Programmes are regularly reviewed by research-active staff in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia to ensure that the learning material is relevant and current.
Assessment of the taught component is through a balance of examinations and coursework.
- Reservoir Engineering
- Petroleum Geoscience
- Drilling Engineering
- Formation Evaluation
- Reservoir Engineering – Well Test Analysis
- Reservoir Simulation
- Petroleum Economics
- Production Technology
- Design Project
- Individual Project
The main graduate destination is the upstream oil and gas industry, however, it is expected that some graduates will find employment within both the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry. The programme is recognised by graduate-recruiting businesses globally, and many of our graduates are employed at the most senior technical and management levels in international oil and gas companies.
- A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.
- Non-related degrees will be considered on an individual basis based on your CV and work experience.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required.
If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.