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COURSE TITLE Master of Science in Petroleum Studies
 
COURSE CODE PMSCPTRFTT5

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

M.Sc.(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

3 Semesters

Full-time

90

COURSE OVERVIEW
The Master’s degree programme in Petroleum Studies aims at providing professionals with the necessary broad skills and understanding in petroleum related subjects to allow them to start or advance their career in the oil and gas sector. The course offers academic and specialised training in all aspects of the upstream petroleum industry, from exploration to production.

Students will acquire in depth knowledge on petroleum geology and geophysics including the processing and interpretation of geophysical data and the economic assessment of prospects, together with a sound understanding of petroleum engineering including drilling, production and process engineering, as well as an overview of the legislative framework.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES On successful completion of the course the students would have developed an understanding of:
• the main petroleum science and engineering subjects including geophysics, petroleum geology, petrophysics, petroleum geochemistry and microbiology, operational geology, reservoir engineering, drilling, development and production engineering
• analysing field and well data, such as outcrops, cuttings, cores and wireline logs, formation fluids and formation pressure
• currently used industry software
• the economics of petroleum, risk assessment and environmental mitigation
• currently used drilling and development technology
• the contractual and regulatory aspects of the industry
• current developments in the international exploration and production business
• skills that promote employment advancement.


The successful students would have developed the:
• ability to work on exploration and production projects in a multidisciplinary approach encompassing geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, drilling and production engineering
• ability to carry out research in terms of literature and data
• ability to effectively manage time allocated to projects
• ability to write both executive summaries as well as detailed technical and economic reports
• ability to understand exploration and production contracts
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR The course is especially suited to students interested in a job environment encompassing the full spectrum of disciplines of the upstream oil and gas industry such as technical and managerial job placement in exploration and production and in the regulatory sector.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Science with at least Second Class Honours in an area of study deemed by the Board to be relevant to the proposed area of study and obtained in the 10 years previous to registration for the Course or

(b) the Bachelor of Science with Third Class Honours in an area of study deemed by the Board to be relevant to the proposed area of study and obtained in the 10 years previous to registration for the Course, provided that the applicants have obtained other qualifications, including relevant experience, following their first cycle degree. The Board may, at its discretion, require such applicants to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

The Board, at its discretion, may also recommend the admission of applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Science with at least Category II in an area of study deemed by the Board to be relevant to the proposed area of study and obtained in the 10 years previous to registration for the Course, provided that the admission of such applicants shall be made conditional on the result of an interview and in such cases they shall be required to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

The Board, at its discretion, may also recommend the admission of applicants with a first cycle degree deemed by the Board to be relevant to the proposed area of study and obtained in the 10 years previous to registration for the Course, provided that the admission of such applicants may be conditional on the result of an interview and in such cases they may be required to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

Applicants whose first degree was obtained more than 10 years previous to registration for the Course may also be admitted following an interview to ascertain their capability to follow the Course. The Board may, at its discretion, require such applicants to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

Preparatory Programme

The preparatory programme shall comprise study-units to which not less than 30 credits and not more than 60 credits are assigned and shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.

Students shall be required to successfully complete the preparatory programme with an average mark of 55% or better prior to their registration for the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2016.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 
Last Updated: 25 April 2017
 
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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