Master of Science in Oil and Gas Engineering


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Course Overview

Master of Science (MS) programs in oil and gas engineering are focused primarily on training students in the common processes and procedures used in this field. Most of these programs provide training in multiple engineering fields, including reservoir, natural gas, and geological engineering. Both thesis and non-thesis programs are available, and students must pass a comprehensive exam prior to graduation. In order to apply, students must hold a bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field, but some exceptions may be made depending on the student’s educational background and experience. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
ENG 801 Numerical Methods and Geostatistics 5
ENG 802 Research Methods 5
ENG 803 Advanced Engineering Design Project 5
ENG 804 Petroleum Geology 5
ENG 805 Computational Fluid Dynamics 5
ENG 806 Drilling Operations 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
ENG 811 Energy and Sustainability 5
ENG 812 Hydrocarbon Properties and Thermodynamics 5
ENG 813 Petroleum Production Operations 5
ENG 814 Reservoir Engineering 5
ENG 815 Natural Gas Engineering 5
ENG 816 Petroleum Equipment Design and Drawing 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
ENG 821 Methods of Applied Mathematics 5
ENG 822 Petroleum Field Instrumentation and Control 5
ENG 823 Geology for Petroleum Engineers 5
ENG 824 Expert Witness in the Legal Process 5
ENG 825 Drilling Fluid and Cements 5
ENG 826 Drilling Technology 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
ENG 831 Human Factors Methods 4
ENG 832 Numerical and Statistical Methods 4
ENG 833 Environmental Impact Assessment 4
ENG 834 Value and Risk Management 4
ENG 835 Project Management Theory and Practice 4
ENT 836 Entrepreneurship 5
ENG 837 Master Thesis 5


Career Opportunities

Oil and gas engineers enjoy local and international career prospects because the skills they possess are in constant demand. You’ll have global opportunities to work for various petroleum industry organizations, production and service companies, regulatory agencies, and more. A degree in engineering can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or a professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.


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