Oil and Gas Engineering

M.Eng. and PhD

Program Overview

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University offers thesis-based graduate programs leading to master of engineering (MEng) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in oil and gas engineering, including related fields of:

  • offshore oil and gas operations
  • safety, risk and environmental management
  • reservoir engineering
  • drilling engineering
  • enhanced oil recovery
  • natural gas engineering (with a focus on unconventional developments)
  • asset integrity management
  • subsea system
  • control and instrumentation

The oil and gas engineering program at Memorial is a unique program that focuses on offshore oil and gas operation in harsh climatic conditions. Our program is geared towards providing solutions to upcoming challenges to produce oil and gas in more remote and harsh environments, such as the Arctic and deep water.

Our program emphasizes safety and risk management of oil and gas operations through core courses on safety and risk and offshore environmental management.

Our program is a multi-disciplinary program taught by professors who have specialized in electrical engineering, reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, environment engineering, safety and risk engineering and process engineering.

Degree Requirements

The MEng program normally takes two years to complete and students are required to complete at least four courses, a seminar course and a thesis.

The PhD program usually takes three to four years to complete and comprises two courses beyond the master's level, completion of comprehensive examinations and a significant research thesis.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to a MEng program, the minimum requirements will normally be a second-class degree in an appropriate area of study from a university of recognized standing.

To be considered for admission to a PhD program, the minimum requirements will normally be a Master's degree from a university of recognized standing, in an appropriate area of study.

Information regarding the application process and procedure can be found here.