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Master programme Petroleum Engineering, International Study Programme (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The Montanuniversität Leoben has been established as a recognised education centre for this field of specialisation on the international level for a long time. It offers three alternative majors: In “Drilling Engineering” the focus is on borehole construction, dynamics of drilling processes, and planning, supervision and evaluation of deep drilling projects. “Petroleum Production Engineering” focuses on planning, design and maintenance of production systems. “Reservoir Engineering” includes the characterisation of storage capacity and flow properties of hydrocarbon reservoirs and the estimation of reserves. It moreover includes courses related to development planning for petroleum deposits and computer-aided development of three-dimensional models and simulations. The medium of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
Montanuniversität Leoben
Group of fields of study:
Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Petroleum Engineering, International Study Programme (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Diplomingenieur/in, Dipl.-Ing.
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2016/17, Stk. 100 (Nr. 140)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme International Study Programme in Petroleum Engineering in Austria concentrates on the exploitation of petroleum and natural gas resources. Students will deal with the identification of deposits, the planning of plants, drilling, extraction and storage processes and the socio-economic and ecological consequences and framework conditions. The degree programme qualifies graduates to work in the operational area of the Austrian and international petroleum industry.


The compulsory courses which students have to study before choosing a major are included in the two modules “Advanced Fundamentals“ and “Petroleum Engineering Sciences“ and account for approximately half of the courses prescribed in the curriculum. They also include practical exercises and project work. The topic of the master’s thesis, which must be written in English, is to relate to the chosen major. In the course of the programme students have to do an industrial internship of at least twenty working days.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations