M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering


The M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering and Project Development Programme is an International Collaborative Graduate Programme between IFP School France and the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and it is sponsored by NNPC and TOTAL E & P Nigeria Limited Joint Venture. The Programme is run under the Institute of Petroleum Studies.

Award of Degree

Successful students at the end of the programme shall receive a Masters’ Degree jointly awarded by IFP School, France and the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Professional Certification

The Institute of Petroleum Studies was established in 2003 as a bold effort to remedy the skills gap between the theory of the classroom and the practical needs of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. It is a collaborative graduate school between the Ecole du Petrole et des Moteurs (IFP School), Paris, France, and the University of Port Harcourt. The institute offers a conducive learning environment, full Internet access and virtual library, hands-on training using one computer per student. Students use industry software, case studies and undertake numerous field visits. Students are encouraged to live and work together, thus encouraging the development of team spirit.

The aim of this professional Master’s Degree Programme is to provide graduates in engineering with broad based training required for onshore and offshore oil and gas field development. The students will be taught jointly by lecturers from the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport), Nigeria, IFP School, France as well as experts from the petroleum industry within and outside Nigeria.

On completion of this Programme, the graduates will among other skills, be able to:

  • Evaluate and manage oil and gas fields
  • Design and supervise the drilling of exploration and development wells and carry out drilling optimization programmes
  • Carry out production optimization and well performance enhancement programmes
  • Design, supervise and evaluate well completion, work over and well simulation programmes
  • Design and operate onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities
  • Participate effectively in multidisciplinary oil & gas field review and field development teams

The duration of the programme shall be 12 calendar months of intensive full time study.


Successful students at the end of the programme shall receive a Masters’ Degree jointly awarded by IFP School, France and the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Students will be presented with Associate Environment Practitioners (AEP) Certification (NREP, USA).

Candidates must possess a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any branch of Engineering and should have completed their NYSC by October 2015. Consideration may be given to sponsored Company Staff with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience with Second Class Honours Lower Division, but with CGPA greater than 3.0 on a scale of 5.0

Application: Application is strictly online at

A non- refundable application fee of Twenty Thousand naira (N20, 000) will be required after the application is submitted through an online payment procedure(will be displayed on submission of application).

Important dates to remember: (Any change will be communicated by e-mail)
  • All Application Forms must be submitted online on or before Friday May 29, 2015.
  • Aptitude Test holds on Wednesday,24th June, 2015
  • Oral Interview holds in July
  • Academic activities for session will start in November, 2015
  • Names of short-listed candidates will be displayed on the IPS Website
  • or enquires please call +234 9090624900 or email: