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Heriot-Watt University - Institute of Petroleum Engineering

Heriot Watt University
Heriot-Watt University
Institute of Petroleum Engineering

The Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in petroleum engineering and petroleum geosciences teaching. With excellent links to industry and innovative programmes that meet the needs of the international petroleum industry, Heriot-Watt is an exciting place to study as a postgraduate.

About the Institute

Based in beautiful Edinburgh, the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt was first established in 1975 – the year oil was first produced from the North Sea - to create professional petroleum engineers.

Since then, the diverse academic disciplines of the Institute’s staff have allowed the department to provide groundbreaking research and offer an unsurpassed engineering education.

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At Heriot-Watt, the community of postgraduate students undertaking taught and research courses is 1,500 strong and has representation from around 100 countries.

Two thirds of the on-campus students are from countries outside of the UK. With this in mind there is huge opportunity for cross-cultural and interdisciplinary interaction. This opportunity has been recognised by the University through the creation of a new multi-million pound, purpose-built Postgraduate Centre.

What can I study?

The Institute of Petroleum Engineering offers postgraduate courses that are uniquely tailored towards the oil and gas industry. All of the Institute’s staff are oil and gas specialists and most have worked in industry previously.

You can study:
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering
  • MSc Petroleum Geoscience
  • MSc Reservoir Evaluation & Management
  • MSc Renewable Energy Development
  • MSc Marine Renewable Energy
  • MSc Marine Resource Management

Contact us

To request more information or to register your interest in the course, please contact the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at the address below:

Institute of Petroleum Engineering
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
Scotland, UK
Email: msc@pet.hw.ac.uk
Telephone: 0131 451 4495
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Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • MSc
    • MSc Petroleum Engineering
    • 12 Months
    • Edinburgh
    • MSc
    • MSc Reservoir Evaluation and Management
    • 12 Months
    • Edinburgh
    • MSc
    • MSc Marine Resource Management
    • 12 Months
    • Edinburgh
    • MSc
    • MSc Petroleum Geoscience
    • 12 Months
    • Edinburgh
    • MSc
    • MSc Marine Renewable Energy
    • 12 Months
    • Edinburgh
    • MSc
    • MSc Renewable Energy Development
    • 12 Months
    • Edinburgh

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