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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


Hydrocarbons will continue to be the main global energy source for many years to come. Resources will be less accessible, and more advanced technology will be required to extract them. More oil and gas will have to be produced from deep- water or arctic-condition reserves yielding heavy oil or gas hydrates. The need for skilled engineers will increase for many reasons: new technological challenges, increasing demand for oil and gas, and because many petroleum engineers will reach retirement age within the next 5-10 years.

The aim of the Petroleum Engineering programme is to train highly qualified engineers for the petroleum industry. The graduates will work in research, production and/or consultancy within a very international industry–petroleum production.

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 

As petroleum resources are getting more and more difficult to produce, significant technological advances are required there. Petroleum industry is becoming hungry for young active people with good academic background.

Graduates from the MSc programme in Petroleum Engineering become employed in petroleum companies, first of all in Denmark, but also round the world.


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

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

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, EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn Semester, non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01



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