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Petroleum Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Petroleum Engineering, 120 ECTS

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus Lyngby
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This MSc programme focuses on the safe, innovative, environmentally sound, and economically viable extraction of oil and natural gas. The programme offers high-level courses in geophysics and rock mechanics, thermodynamic and chemical properties of oil and gases and their flow in rocks and pipelines. 

The MSc programme in Petroleum Engineering is interdisciplinary and includes a number of engineering disciplines. The programme comprises the following areas:
  1. Geology, Geophysics and Rock Mechanics
  2. Reservoir Engineering and Process Technology
Each student can choose to focus on topics within geology and geophysics or topics within reservoir engineering and production. The basic skills in petroleum engineering are the same for all students.

Career Opportunities 

The Petroleum Engineering programme enables you to contribute to solving the global challenge of meeting the increased demand for oil and gas. Petroleum engineers are typically engaged in the projecting of oil or gas production from reservoirs and you will be able to head the development and implementation of new technologies for efficient and sustainable production or engage in international high-level research in the field.


To be admitted to this programme, you must have an academic bachelor degree.
Read more about the admission to Petroleum Engineering.

For Non-EU/EEA citizens there is an application fee.
Read more about application fees at Technical University of Denmark.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Technical University of Denmark.

Apply directly at Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
Read more about application procedures and deadlines.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the Technical University of Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in
Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn Semester, non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn Semester, EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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