The Petroleum Engineering program was developed to prepare scientists and engineers to be able to produce novel technological solutions for enhancing recovery of the existing hydrocarbon sources (secondary and tertiary recovery methods) and developing new methods for recovering unconventional hydrocarbon reserves (tight oils, heavy oils, bituminous sands, shale oil, gas hydrates, etc.).
The key features of the Petroleum Engineering program are:
|Modes and duration
Full time: 2 years
No tuition fee for applicants who pass the selection process
Field of Science and Technology
|Language of instruction
The program is accredited by the Russian Government, certificate № 2568 from April 14, 2017. License № 2534 from February 7, 2017.
Relevant bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent in physics, mathematics, geology, petroleum engineering and IT.
|English language requirements
If your education was not conducted in English, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
Aim and objectives
The main scope of the Petroleum Engineering program is to train students in the fields of exploration and development of hydrocarbons, with a focus on fundamental knowledge and competency to carry out experimental and theoretical research to develop new technologies relating to hard-to-recover and unconventional reserves.
The master’s program includes student immersion into the oil and gas production industry, execution of real-life projects in production and service companies, execution of scientific research at the Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery together with its partners: leading universities in this sphere from Russia, Europe, USA, Canada and Great Britain.
Petroleum Engineering MSc Program Structure
See additional info about courses on modern hydrocarbon recovery technologies by following this link (in Russian). View the outstanding laboratory of the Center of Hydrocarbon Recovery.
Learning and professional outcomes
A successful graduate of the program will know and be able to:
Career opportunities and paths
Students graduating with a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering are in great demand throughout the international oil & gas market.
1. PhD positions in academic & research institutions;
2. Specialist positions in related economy sectors:
Main research areas: