Study in a centre of expertise

Our Geoscience courses are delivered by our world-leading Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering which has more than 40 years of experience in delivering world-class teaching and research in petroleum engineering and geosciences disciplines. We provide expertise to the energy industry to produce hydrocarbons efficiently and safely and to store greenhouse gas emissions in the subsurface that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere.

Access industry expertise

The Institute’s industry-based Strategic Advisory Board supports its activities in the wider context of the needs of industry, and students also benefit from guest lectures and extra tutorial sessions offered by the Institute’s industry connections.

State-of-the-art facilities

The Institute boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including bespoke space for both individual and group working, high end computing and visualisation workstations, leading commercial software packages used by industry, and experimental facilities such as the Centre for Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (CESEM), which are accessible to all students.

Flexible study opportunities

Study on campus or through Heriot-Watt Online.