The School of Mineral Resources Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, Greece, offers a Postgraduate Program in Petroleum Engineering for the academic year 2018-2019.The Program leads to a Master’s of Science (MSc) degree in Petroleum Engineering. It is aiming to provide a scientific background and applied knowledge in oil and natural gas exploration and production.The program’s duration is 12 months. There will be two semesters with course work on a full-time basis,accounting for a total of 50 ECTs. Upon successfully completing their exams, the students will undertake a thesis, corresponding to 10 ECTs, which has to be completed in three (3) months.

Course structure

There are three principal elements to the course:

  1. Lectures
  2. Laboratory exercises
  3. Computer exercises

These take place during a two-semester period (13 weeks each). Formal examinations are conducted after each semester. The students must attend ten (10) mandatory courses (listed below).

Individual research projects

After formal examinations of the second semester candidates will work on individual research type projects for a period of three months and they are examined both as a report and by an oral presentation.



List of Courses & Seminars


Winter semester courses

  • Petroleum Geology
  • Petroleum Geochemistry
  • Data Analysis and Modeling in Petroleum Engineering
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering


Spring semester courses


Seminars 2018-19​​​​​​​






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.