Oil and Gas Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
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.


In today’s society, we are still using plenty of oil and gas, and we need Chemical Engineers to obtain it. Well-known oil reserves are constantly being supplemented by new findings. Not because we discover new oil and gas deposits, but because experts can optimise the production in a way that allows for use of even small or abstruse oil fields. Studying Oil and Gas Technology, you can contribute to this optimisation.

Insight into the offshore sector

We can create biofuel in the laboratories within minutes, whereas the development of oil and gas has evolved over milions of years. In terms of onshore, you will be part of projects for development of geothermal facilities.

Geology, process technology, and safety are significant aspects in the study programme. You can prepare for an international career as graduates from Aalborg University Esbjerg are needed all over the world.

The aim of the Aalborg University's programme is to reach international engineering standards within:

  • Research and development
  • Planning, production and maintenance
  • Exploitation, transportation, and treatment considering economic and environmental aspects as well as health, safety, and working environment.
Some of the key areas of the programme are

Oil and Gas production

  • Production processes
  • Drilling of oil wells
  • Design of production facilities
  • Hook up and commissioning
  • Maintenance
  • Well stimulation
  • Production plant and processes

  • Storage and transportation

Gas treatment

  • Production plant and processes

  • Storage and transportation

Job and Career
Graduating from the Master's programme in Oil and Gas Technology, you have excellent opportunities of finding work. You can choose a career in an engineering company or a public institution, where your job tasks can involve for instance:
  • Offshore processes
  • Development of new materials for the medical industry
  • Work environment in the plastics industry
  • Drinking water supply
  • Development of catalysts for reduction of air pollution
  • Production of biofuel
  • Consultancy within the offshore and environment industry
  • Development of ceramic materials for solar cells
  • Teaching and research
  • Environmental control and analysis

Programme Structure

The Master's programme in Oil and Gas Technology consists of four semesters providing you with 30 ECTS each.

In support of the theme-related project work, a number of project-related courses are offered each semester. Furthermore, courses of a more general theoretical nature are part of the curriculum.

1st semester
  • Oil and Gas Separation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Colloid and Interface Science Colloid and Interface Science
  • Thermodynamics, Separation and Instrumentation
2nd semester
  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Process Simulation
  • Water Treatment
  • Petroleum Geology and Reservoir Engineering
3rd semester

You can choose between the following options which will all provide you with 30 ECTS:

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Evaluation of Petrophysical Parameters of Oil Reservoirs
  • Production, Separation and Piping of Oil and Gas
  • Ceramics, Sol-gel Processes and Photocatalysis
  • Spectroscopy and Data Analysis
  • Study abroad
  • Long Master’s thesis
4th semester
  • Master's Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission to the Master’s programme in Oil and Gas Technology requires a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or the like.

Students with another Bachelor's degree, upon application to the Board of Studies, will be admitted after a specific academic assessment if the applicant is deemed to have comparable educational prerequisites. The University can stipulate requirements concerning conducting additional exams prior to the start of study.

The Study Board will evaluate all students before enrolment. This evaluation includes transfer of credits from previous studies, as well as possible needs for additional training.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12402 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

92,200 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5790 - 8150 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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