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Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Petroleum Geosciences, Abu Dhabi, UAE

MASTER OF SCIENCE (PART TIME) PROGRAM

The Petroleum Institute offers a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Petroleum Geosciences. The Master of Science (Part time) Program is tailored for those working in the industry wishing to improve their skills and for geosciences graduates interested in a careers in the petroleum industry. The program is designed to give students a rigorous education and specific training in geosciences applications in the oil and gas industries.

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The Program will offer late afternoon and evening classes as well as a web-based e-learning system to meet the working schedule of the applicants.

Who can apply?

The admission to the M.Sc. Program is open to all qualified UAE nationals and selected non-nationals. However, employees of ADNOC and its group of companies will receive preference for admission. Some of the general criteria to be met by the applicants are:

•Minimum GPA of 3.00 from a reputable B.Sc.Program
•Certified TOEFL score of 550 or above on the paper-based test (PBT); 213 on the computer-based test (CBT); 79 on the internet-based test (IBT) or 6.0 on IELTS
When to apply?

Students wishing to apply for Graduate Studies should submit completed applications by the following dates:

Fall Admission: 01 April
Spring Admission: 01 October

For more information about the graduate program at The Petroleum Institute, please refer to http://www.pi.ac.ae/PI_ACA/pgp/index.php.

Required Application Documents:

Candidates should submit the following documents within at least two weeks after applying in order for their application to be accepted:

1. Scanned English academic transcript & degree certificate
2. Scanned passport-sized photograph
3. Valid passport copy
4. Valid UAE visa copy
5. TOEFL or IELTS score certificate
– minimum scores required: 550 for TOEFL PBT; 213 for CBT; 79 for IBT; or 6.0 for IELTS

Failure to submit the required application documents within the set two-week period may result in the cancellation of the application.

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GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (MSC & PHD)

The Petroleum Institute (PI) has a Masters Degree program and its strategic five-year plan calls for the launch of the Ph.D. program in AY 2010-2011. In the interim period, qualified students who meet the admission requirements of both the PI and the selected partner institution can do their course work and carry out their doctoral research through a joint program between the PI and the partner institution, with the understanding that the degree will be conferred by the partner institution.

This is a great opportunity for students with high academic credentials who aspire to complete their Ph.D. at world-class universities through joint collaboration with the Petroleum Institute. In all cases, however, the candidate must meet the admission standards of the partner institution to get admitted to their program. Outstanding graduates with excellent academic credentials, who are highly motivated to undertake a challenging and rigorous graduate program of study and research in one of the PI programs, are invited to apply. They will be expected to have at least a B.Sc degree from a well recognized university.

Some of the partner institutions are:

Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
The Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public state university in Colorado. Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program that is geared toward responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.

Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz
is a public institution of higher education in Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, offering bachelor’s, diploma, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business, engineering, law, science, and the social sciences.

Montan Universitat Leoben
The University of Leoben, in the town of Leoben, is Austria’s university for mining, metallurgy, and materials. It was founded on November 4, 1840, as the Steiermärkisch-Ständische Montanlehranstalt in Styria, Austria’s mining region.

University of Maryland
is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the state of Maryland.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system and has the fourth largest student body in the United States, with 51,140 students.

Stipend / Benefits:

Exceptionally qualified students can apply for Graduate Fellowships. Stipend will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package, including a twelve-month base stipend, on-campus room and board, medical insurance, and travel funds to attend conferences and stays at the PI’s partner institutions. Applicants must be in excellent health and will be required to pass a pre-award physical examination.

Who can apply?

The admission to the PI Graduate Fellowship is open to all qualified UAE nationals, and selected non-nationals. Some of the general criteria to be met by the applicants are:

•Outstanding academic record from a regionally recognized university; Applicants must submit an official academic transcript in Eng¬lish from their baccalaureate institution
•Certified TOEFL score of 550 or above on the paper-based test (PBT); 213 on the computer-based test (CBT); 79 on the internet-based test (IBT) or 6.0 on IELTS
When to apply?

Candidates wishing to apply for Graduate Studies should submit completed applications by the following dates:

Fall Admission: 01 April
Spring Admission: 01 October

For more information about the graduate program at The Petroleum Institute, please refer to http://www.pi.ac.ae/PI_ACA/pgp/index.php.

Required Application Documents:

The candidate should submit the following documents at least within two weeks after applying online before his/her application can be reviewed:

1. Cover letter
2. Scanned English academic Transcripts & degree Certificates for Bachelor and/or Master degree/s
3. Scanned passport-sized photograph
4. Valid passport copy
5. TOEFL or IELTS score certificate
– minimum scores required: 550 for TOEFL PBT; 213 for CBT; 79 for IBT; or 6.0 for IELTS
6. At least 3 reference letters
– should be emailed directly to Ms. Karen Doropan at kdoropan-at-pi.ac.ae

Failure to submit the required application documents within the set two-week period may result in the cancellation of the application.

The Petroleum Institute (PI) was created in 2001 with the goal of establishing itself as a world-class institution in engineering education and research in areas of significance to the oil and gas and the broader energy industries. The PI’s sponsors and affiliates include Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and several major international oil companies, namely Shell, BP, Jodco and Total. The campus has modern instructional laboratories and classroom facilities and is now in the planning phase of three major research centers on its campus. The PI is affiliated with the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Maryland (College Park), the University of Minnesota, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria and Montan University in Leoben, Austria. Recent additions to collaborating institutions include Rice University and University of Texas, Austin. The growth of the PI is instrumental to meet the business and research needs of the fast growth of the UAE industry. For additional information, please refer to the PI website: www.pi.ac.ae.

11 comments

  1. jignesh patel says:

    sir,
    i am indian student of the B.Sc. in industrial chemistry .now i want M.Sc in petroleum chemistry.so i want the information about petroleum chemistry.should i applicable for the petroleum chemistry.

  2. piratheesh says:

    Dear Sir / madam

    Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Petroleum Geosciences, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    I, Mr. Ganesh Piratheesh, was a Demonstrator attached to the Department of chemistry, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. i had one and half year expericence in chemistry subject I followed a four-year Chemistry special degree course ( including six month research work) in English medium at the University of Jaffna and was graduated with a 2nd class upper Division BSc (Hons) in chemistry

    I also wish to mention that my special degree course units include a 6 month full time research project my project title is Isolation of chemical constituents and larvacidal activity (3rd instance larva) in the medicinal plant Hemidesmus indicus. I am interest in chemistry. Therefore I have fundamental knowledge related for this field. I am request to ask you as a one of your students me in your filed

    I would like to joint with your research group (MSc studentship in in you field). could you tell me if you have any studentship in your field whether I am eligible to apply for this studentship.

    I am anxiously looking forward to a favorable reply.

    G.piratheesh

  3. BENARD Titre says:

    Please i am a Ugandan and i have got admission to study Msc Pharmacology from Makerere University and i am lacking financial support, therefore i am seeking scholarship team to help me .
    Thanks,
    Regards
    Benard TITRE

  4. solomon rebso says:

    Dear.
    i am from ethiopia with Bsc degree in applied geology from mekelle university of ethiopia.now i am working in dilla university as an assistant instructor in geology program.now i am looking for free schoolarship to upgrade my knowlede in petroleum sciense and related field of study.
    Thank you very much!

  5. Endalew Beyene says:

    I am from Ethiopia and have Bsc in Indusrial Engineering from Bahir dar Unversity, Ethiopia. I NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANT SERIOUSLY to learn My Msc with any related feild. PLEASE help me or Show me the way!!!!!

    With Best regard

  6. ANSAR IJAZ says:

    AOA sir my name is ansar ijaz from Pakistan i did my master in Organic chemistry now am intrested im MS(Petroleum) please guide me if am eligible for aforeside programe
    THANX
    ANSAR IJAZ
    PAKISTAN

  7. Jobin Jahafar says:

    Sir,

    I am a Post Graduate in Applied Geology from University of Madras and am currently working as a Geologist in a Geotechnical firm in AbuDhabi. I would like to pursue another MSc in petroleum Geosciences. Can I know about the course details, course timings, fee structure etc. Can I get an opportunity to come in person and enquire about these things

    regards

    jobin jahafar

  8. surafel getachew says:

    Dir Sir/madam,
    I am an Ethiopian graduated in the field of electrical technology in a three year advanced diploma from bahardar polytechnic.Now,I am working in ethiopian telecommunication coprporation(etc) as a senior technical staff after I trained in the field of telecom transmission technology for one year in the company’s training institute.Moreover,I have trained in various telecom companies such as etc,nec,zte including nera in bergen(norway).
    Besides I have studied in the field of computer science & information technology in wollega univesity(governmental) for four years with a great distinction of 3.71 cummulative gpa out of 4.00 & graduated in bsc in the year 2010.
    If I can get your offer I will be happy & will benefit myself and my country for future(with my country hope in petroleum extraction).
    I hope I will get your response on my email.
    Thankyou for yours greatful offer in education!
    Thankyou!

  9. YUNUSA DAVID says:

    .
    MY NAME IS YUNUSA DAVID. I’M A NIGERIAN.
    I NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANT SERIOUSLY PLEASE.THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.I DID MY FIRST DEGREE IN B.SC PHYSICS AND I WANT TO FURTHER MY MASTER DEGREE IN PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCES INTO Abu Dhabi UAE.
    SIR, I NEEDS THIS SCHORLARSHIP.
    YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS MY REQUEST IS HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

    thanks

  10. YUNUSA DAVID says:

    MY NAME IS YUNUSA DAVID. I’M A NIGERIAN.
    I NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANT SERIOUSLY PLEASE.THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.I DID MY FIRST DEGREE IN B.SC PHYSICS AND I WANT TO FURTHER MY MASTER DEGREE IN PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCES.
    SIR, I NEEDS THIS SCHORLARSHIP.
    YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS MY REQUEST IS HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

    thanks.

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