International Study Program in Petroleum Engineering


The master's programme aims at broadening expertise and further developing scientific skills in the field of petroleum engineering, equivalent to the standards of master's programmes at Anglo-American universities. Students can choose one of the following three focus areas:

  • Drilling Engineering: static and dynamic designs of wellbore constructions, the dynamics of drilling processes, planning, monitoring and assessment of drilling projects
  • Petroleum Production Engineering: planning, layout and maintenance of production systems and natural
    gas storage facilities, methods for extending the service lives of oil and gas fields, the utilization of geothermal energy
  • Reservoir Engineering: monitoring the quality of geological modelling of reservoirs, conduct of field studies

Qualifications profile and typical fields of activity

While pursuing their studies, students will have the opportunity to gain an insight into their future professions in the course of their mandatory practical field work. Graduates are prepared for their employment on drilling rigs and production sites, and as planning engineers in drilling, reservoir and production engineering as well as in the field of pipeline and plant engineering. Due to their broad education, graduates will be able to assume leadership positions at all levels. Leoben petroleum engineers work for petroleum companies, in energy management, in foundation engineering and consulting firms, as well as in research and development.

Special features

Montanuniversität has become an internationally acclaimed training centre for petroleum engineers. Lectures for this master's programme are held in English. The international reputation of the programme is further boosted by a variety of exchange programmes.