Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt is ranked 10th in the world and 3rd in the UK (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
We are 1st in the UK for employer reputation (QS World Uni Rankings by Subject 2021).
Study in a centre of expertise
Our Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering has more than 40 years of experience in delivering world-class teaching and research in Petroleum Engineering disciplines to understand oil and gas production as well as carbon capture and storage (CCS). 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.
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.