Masters in Mining, Oil & Gas

Mining, oil and gas studies include all operations involved in the exploration, evaluation and extraction of minerals, metals, petroleum and fossil fuels from earth. Mining engineers investigate mineral resources and are responsible for planning and supervising the construction of mines. Petroleum and gas engineers evaluate crude oil and gas reservoirs and oversee drilling operations. Professional engineers in these fields are involved in all phases of extraction, from discovery, feasibility studies, optimisation of extraction, construction and maintenance of mines and wells, to the safety of the crew and evaluating effects on the environment.

Engineering schools and departments offer a wide range of concentration tracks within the area of mining, oil and gas. Typically, students and graduates of mining, oil and gas degrees choose a particular specialisation such as raw materials, processing, reservoirs, drilling and completion, production, mine management, and more.

Oil engineers spend a good amount of time in offices and laboratories, but also at mining or drilling sites. Their job can involve extensive travelling.

Graduates and professionals in mining, oil and gas work in the extraction industry, but also in research and development, legal advising, education, manufacturing and machinery design, or managerial positions. Example roles include mine manager, drill planner and designer, technical service manager, production engineer, government inspector, petroleum attorney, investment analyst, chief executive.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Management (Oil & Gas) Management (Oil & Gas), M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 30 months

Choose the fully online MSc in Management with a specialised track in Oil & Gas to gain a systematic understanding of the theory and practice of general management, and the elementary economic patterns of the oil and gas industry in the context of today’s global economy.

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Petroleum Chemistry and Refining Petroleum Chemistry and Refining, M.Eng.
  • Oct 2017
  • EUR
  • 24 months

The Master’s program «Petroleum chemistry and refining» is designed to prepare graduates with a range of skills, including engineering, management and teamwork.

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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology, Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EUR
  • 24 months

The specialisation in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology covers advanced aspects, including energy system modelling, heat and mass transfer, control engineering and experimental work. The Aalborg University's specialisation also involves different hydrogen and fuel cell related components and energy system aspects.

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Oil & Gas Trade Management Oil & Gas Trade Management, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 12 months

Designed and developed in consultation with senior executives and directors of major organisations of the oil and gas industry, this programme focuses on the ‘downstream’ side of the industry - the management of trade in oil and gas products. This Oil & Gas Trade Management programme is offered by Regent's University London.

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Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 18 months

One of the main aims of the Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering programme from University of Nicosia is to prepare graduate students to succeed in a constantly growing, demanding, and highly competitive technological world.

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Oil and Gas Technology Oil and Gas Technology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 24 months

During the Aalborg University's Oil and Gas programme, you obtain a profound insight into the offshore sector – from production of offshore installations to equipment and service to the extraction of oil and gas. Moreover, you gain insight into the development of new biofuel from biomass.

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Geological Engineering Geological Engineering, M.Eng.
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 24 months

The study in this field is predominantly focused on the education of the engineers in the applied geology (hydrology, engineering geology, technical mineralogy and petrography, environmental geochemistry, economy geology, drilling exploration and applied geophysics). Theoretical as well as practical parts of the education are targeted at implementing, managing, organizing and assessing of all kinds of geological operations. The Geological Engineering master programme is delivered at Technical University of Ostrava.

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Mining Engineering Mining Engineering, M.Eng.
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 24 months

The Master’s studies in Mining Engineering offered at Technical University of Ostrava is undertaken on completion of the Bachelor’s studies. It enriches the knowledge gained in the specialized field and that increases the possibilities of advancement in the profession, especially to manager grades. The Alumni satisfies the conditions required by the goverment for all official positions in mines and quarries in the Czech Republic.

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Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy, M.Sc.
  • Mar 2017
  • Oct 2017
  • EUR
  • 24 months

The MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy programme explores ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and enabling integration with cleaner, sustainable alternatives. Giving you engineering and commercial skills that are very much in demand worldwide, the programme offers you the chance to make a substantial contribution to reducing emissions in your country and beyond.

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Project Management (Oil & Gas) Project Management (Oil & Gas), M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 30 months

Choose the fully online MSc in Project Management with a specialisation in Oil & Gas to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver advanced project management in the energy sector. Develop strategic project management skills that are highly sought after globally in every sector. Modules include Sustainable Programme and Portfolio Management, Oil and Gas Management, and Management of Energy.

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Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 12 months

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.

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