Imperial College London

Course Introduction

This course trains petroleum engineering professionals to understand the workflow concepts now prevailing in the oil industry and, therefore, prepares them fully for work in multidisciplinary teams; it is designed for those with industrial experience, as well as for recent graduates.

Course Modules

Modules include: Fundamental knowledge of reservoirs, fluids, production mechanisms and basic equations of flow through porous media; reservoir characterisation process and integration of knowledge from various types of data into a reservoir model; well engineering and well performance prediction (drilling, completion, nodal analysis, stimulation); simulation of the behaviour of the reservoir model and the prediction of reservoir performance; surface facilities and field development; group and individual research projects.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st Class Honours degree in science or engineering or equivalent experience. Professionals with other qualifications but a minimum of 3 years' relevant industrial experience are also encouraged to apply. All applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O'level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £31,500  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £15,000  Whole course. First year home fees