Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Petroleum Engineering

This course trains petroleum engineering professionals to understand the workflow concepts now prevailing in the oil industry and, therefore, prepares them fully for work in multidisciplinary teams; it is designed for those with industrial experience, as well as for recent graduates.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class Honours degree in science or engineering or equivalent experience; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Fundamental knowledge of reservoirs, fluids, production mechanisms and basic equations of flow through porous media; reservoir characterisation process and integration of knowledge from various types of data into a reservoir model; well engineering and well performance prediction (drilling, completion, nodal analysis, stimulation); simulation of the behaviour of the reservoir model and the prediction of reservoir performance; surface facilities and field development; group and individual research projects.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on individual research projects.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,200 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 27,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

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Department of Earth Science and Engineering
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020 7594 7333