Introduction

The University of Cyprus, through its leading M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering program, offers the opportunity to successful candidates to further their studies in the hydrocarbon field, with a view to claiming a place in the Oil and Gas industry. The program was established in 2013, is academically administrated by the Hydrocarbon Committee and the actual degree is awarded by the Engineering School of the University of Cyprus.
 
The program admits candidates with a reputable background in Engineering and Sciences. The M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering is designed to equip its graduates with the essential technical foundations/ knowledge for pursuing opportunities in the Oil and Gas Industry. M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering graduates will be suitable candidates for employment mainly within the up-stream sector of the Oil and Gas industry. The program offers up to 15 student places every year.
 
A full time student will be able to complete the relevant coursework and the final project in 12 months (from September to August). 
 
The program is designed to be complete on the subjects based on core courses. Courses are subject to changes in line with technological advancements, industry trends/ demands, as well as the requirements of regulatory and administrative bodies. Emphasis is given in every course to include instructors who are experts in their field, with long track-record/ experience in the Oil & Gas industry. In addition, students benefit from a rich learning environment, inspired by motivated professionals working in the sector with extensive, diverse and practical experiences and knowledge. 
 
Program objectives
 
The main objective of the Master in Petroleum Engineering (M.Eng) program is to build and accelerate the development of national workforces for recruitment by the local authorities, national subsidiaries and international operating companies in the upstream oil and gas industry. The program will address, in particular, the growing needs of deepwater exploration and development that have raised the complexity of technical challenges in geosciences and petroleum engineering and have increased the difficulty of hydrocarbon exploitation. Knowing that the development of competencies and key capabilities in petroleum engineering remains the biggest hurdle in workforce management in oil and gas industry, this program provides the first step which is the education in the relevant subjects.
 
The study program proposed herein will be named Master in Petroleum Engineering (will taught only in English) and will focus on the needs of the upstream oil and gas industry. It will cover the following major areas:
 
              1. Petroleum Geology, Applied Geophysics and Formation Evaluation
              2. Drilling and Completion Engineering
              3. Reservoir Characterization, Management and Production
              4. Production, transportation and storage facilities
              5. Field development plan (FDP project)