Polytechnic University of Turin

Petroleum and Mining Engineering, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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The Petroleum Engineering programme from Polytechnic University of Turin is aimed at training engineers who are able to begin working immediately in the oil sector, which is characterised by the high technical and technological skill level required, and by the interdisciplinary and international dimension that demands specialists who can operate in very different socio-environmental contexts as well as developing their relational and communication skills.
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Educational objectives

The scientific subjects specific to petroleum engineering provide the basic knowledge and tools for understanding the technical and engineering subjects that are taught later.

Specific engineering subjects include techniques for drilling and completion of oil wells, techniques for exploitation of deposits through extraction of oil and natural gas, and aboveground chemical treatment of oil and natural gas to obtain energy-producing petroleum products.

The wide spectrum of technical training provides all the necessary tools to enable students to further explore areas of personal interest or specialise in a narrower field during their working lives.

The introductory subjects provide useful background in the economics of resources, environmental reclamation of contaminated sites, risk and safety analysis of equipment and processes.

Career opportunities

At the end of the Petroleum Engineering course of studies at Polytechnic University of Turin, petroleum engineers will be able to analyse hydrocarbon deposits both for quantity of reserves and production capacity, and will identify the best strategies for producing oil and/or natural gas based not only on technical feasibility but also economic and environmental sustainability.

The two-year programme prepares students in the basic subject areas of the oil sector, such as geology and engineering of oil and gas deposits, drilling and completion of oil wells, transport and processing of hydrocarbons, as well as background subjects such as rock mechanics, chemistry and economics, or complementary subjects such as geophysics, risk analysis and safety, business organisation, and the environmental impact of both surface and underground activities.

Students¿ formation can be completed through technical training modules or internships.

Course graduates will possess adequate knowledge to perform professional activities in various areas, such as technical and economic feasibility analysis for project proposals for exploration or development of hydrocarbon deposits, definition and management strategies for exploitation of non-renewable resources, including the design and organisation of structures and facilities necessary for production, risk analysis and safety management in prevention and emergency phases.

The professional competences of course graduates, which can be defined according to the different fields of application, will enable them to carry out high-profile technical activities in oil companies, in service companies which acquire and elaborate data and develop projects on behalf of oil companies, and in public administrations involved in the energy sector. The career orientation of graduates, once they have begun working, will also depend on personal predisposition towards speculative or more applicative activities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fluid Mechanics in Porous Media
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Reclamation of polluted sites
  • Resources and Environmental Sustainability
  • Exploration geophysics
  • Petroleum chemistry and technology
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 5

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Academic Requirements

  • To be eligible for admission in a Laurea Magistrale Course, first you must hold a degree (Bachelor) awarded by an accredited foreign university after minimum 15 years of global schooling (including primary school, secondary school and university).
  • Students enrolled at home university in 5 or 6 years degree programs, that have not graduated yet, must fulfill the minimum requirement of 15 years of global schooling (minimum 3 years at University level) and have 180 ECTS credits or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 2602 International
  • EUR 2602 EU/EEA
  • tuition fee is € 2.601,53


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