Objective

The School of Mineral Resources Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC) offers a Postgraduate Program in “Petroleum Engineering” according to the 4009/2011, 4076/2012 and 4115/2013 Laws of Greek Republic. Our objective is to provide students with a scientific background and extensive applied knowledge in oil and natural gas exploration and production.

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General Terms

The postgraduate course leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Petroleum Engineering. The lectures are given in English and the course duration is one year. A maximum of 20 students will be admitted into the program annually.

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Administration

The MSc in Petroleum Engineering course is offered and supported by the School of Mineral Resources Engineering.

The Steering Committee of the program is responsible for the coordination and the supervision of the academic work. The Committee’s decisions are taken by majority. The Program Director is a Faculty member of the School of Mineral Resources Engineering. The Director undertakes the overall responsibility for the operation of the postgraduate course.

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Admissions

Applications for admittance to the MSc program will be accepted once a year, following an announcement by the School. Applicants must hold a higher education degree in Engineering or in Science. Read more...

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Program specifications

The Steering Committee publishes annually the syllabus. The students to successfully fulfill their obligations need to attend the classes, to perform the work and to score at least 50/100 in their written exams in the following modules:

 

 Modules  Hours     ECTs 
1Petroleum geology395
2Petroleum chemistry and geochemistry395
3Seismic imaging and well logging395
4Drilling engineering395
5Reservoir engineering395
6Production engineering395
7Data analysis and modeling394
8Reservoir simulation394
9Rock mechanics394
10Petroleum economics and law394
Total45

 

Once the students have been successful in their exams they need to work on their MSc thesis. The thesis corresponds to 15 ECTs. The subject and the supervisor for each thesis are approved by the Steering Committee.

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Budget

The Postgraduate program cost per year will be covered by a) the fees for the non-EU citizens (3000 €), b) the Ministry’s of Education grant for postgraduate studies, c) the Technical University of Crete and d) donations by  oil companies and other institutions.

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Duration

The Postgraduate program will operate every year until at-least the  academic year 2016-2017. During the 2016-2017 academic year an academic evaluation of the Postgraduate program will be conducted Any further extension of the Postgraduate program will be subject to the outcome of this evaluation.

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Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program of the Technical University of Crete is a one-year, full-time program, designed to provide students with a scientific background in hydrocarbon exploration and skills in the practical aspects of petroleum engineering. The program begins in October, and leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. The program is run by the School of Mineral Resources Engineering.