BSc in Petroleum Engineering

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Program Description

BSc in Petroleum Engineering

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

BSc in Petroleum Engineering

A comprehensive range of education facilitates various fields of activities for graduates. They can work as engineers on oil rigs and also in development or application in computer simulation.

To cover the future demand for petroleum and natural gas there are efforts worldwide to tap new reservoirs and to improve the utilization of already existing reservoirs, for example by improved reservoir management. The complexity of the problems that have to be solved requires that the professionals not only possess technical universality but also sound background knowledge in economics and information technology as well as management skills. The education for petroleum engineers is designed to meet this qualification profile. Petroleum industry acts globally and demands that employees can work in an international environment. This fact is taken into account, for example, English is the language of instruction in all petroleum engineering courses and credits can be transferred for a semester abroad at a partner university.

Undergraduate program

Education in engineering basics: semester1-2: mathematics, chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, computer application and programming, semester 3-4: Focus on geosciences, business administration and economics, specialization in mechanical engineering, semester 5:focus on geophysics, fluid flow, flow through porous media, probe tests, technical basics of deep drilling and petroleum and gas production, semester 6-7: drilling, production and reservoir engineering, additionally petroleum technology, petroleum economics and petroleum geology. First thesis in semester 5 (technical basics of deep drilling and petroleum and gas production), second thesis in semester 7 (planning tasks in petroleum engineering). Internships in petroleum industry with a total of at least 80 workdays are required during the semester holidays.

Equipment

Workstations in computer labs where students have access to commercial software packages as used in petroleum industry (reservoir simulators, geomodeling software, well simulation software etc., for courses and for the bachelor and master theses.. Numerous additional work stations for students with private laptops.

Typical fields of activities

Work on drilling platforms, as planning engineer in deep drilling engineering, production engineering, reservoir physics and engineering, as well as pipeline construction; management tasks in petroleum industry or apart; many graduates work self-employed as suppliers for petroleum industry.

Typical branches of industry

 Petroleum syndicates, suppliers and service companies related to petroleum industry, energy industry, consulting engineers, research institutions up to management consulting firms.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
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7 semesters
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Austria - Leoben
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