The degree of Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (M.Sc. in PEEG) is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study, which includes taught courses as well as a thesis. The thesis is an independent investigation of specialized areas within the general field of petroleum engineering and associated disciplines. The M.Sc. in PEEG gives candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the broad field of PEEG and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by experienced faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative in their approach and innovation in their work. In addition to successfully completing the taught course component of the program, candidates prepare and present a thesis on their chosen area. Research may be undertaken in several topics corresponding to the areas of focus identified by the University.

Career Opportunities

The MSc program in Petroleum Engineering at Khalifa University offers its students a profound set of skills and innovative technological advancements that are needed for the exploration, production, and management of subsurface energy resources. The multidisciplinary nature of the field provides our graduates with a versatile foundation enabling them to pursue careers in sectors spanning national and international corporations, government agencies, and private businesses. Job prospects for our alumni lie in the following broad venues/markets: petroleum (both upstream and downstream), mining, geothermal and subsurface energy storage, underground water resources, big data analytics, energy analysis and consultancy, CO2 sequestration, technology and investment. Graduates of MSc in PEEG also go through rigorous training and research experience to enable them to pursue their studies at PhD level.

Student Learning Outcomes

A student graduating with a MSc in Petroleum Engineering will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of petroleum engineering concepts.
  • Apply advanced concepts of petroleum engineering science and mathematics to the formulation and solution of complex problems.
  • Use advanced techniques to design, simulate, and conduct theoretical and experimental work.
  • Publish and present effectively research findings in international conferences and peer reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of contemporary issues related to fossil fuels and their role in the energy mix.
  • Participate in professional organizations and learn from experiences and engage in life-long learning.
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