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Petroleum/Oil and Gas Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)
Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Please note: The graduate Petroleum Engineering program is currently undergoing significant changes as we move toward a new program that better aligns with the evolving needs of Canadian industry and with the expertise available at Dalhousie. As such, we are not currently accepting new applications for admission into the Petroleum Engineering M.Eng program.

Additional details regarding the revised program and other opportunities to pursue an M.Eng degree related to energy systems or oil and gas engineering at Dalhousie will be made available on this web page later this fall. The application period for Fall 2016 admission under the new program is expected to be from January to March of 2016.

We are excited about the program format currently under development and the new opportunities it will afford. We thank prospective applicants for their patience as we make this transition. Please check back later this fall for additional details and updates.


Petroleum Engineering at Dalhousie is viewed as a specialized professional discipline focused on the fundamental knowledge and skills associated with the production, transport and processing of petroleum products. The Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University offers challenging new education and research programs focused on Atlantic Canada’s oil and gas industry. These programs are supported by expertise, experience and resources from all of the Faculty’s departments. They reflect a broad vision of "oil and gas engineering" as an integrated endeavour based upon concepts, principles and techniques from all professional engineering disciplines.

Length of Program

  • MEng - typical time to complete is 2 years

Core Courses

  • Reservoir engineering
  • Enhanced oil and gas recovery
  • Natural gas reservoirs
  • Drilling engineering
  • Production technology
  • Petroleum geoscience
  • Production technology
  • Directed studies

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Contact Information

Subject Code: PETR
Address: Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University
5248 Morris Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Adam Donaldson
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-4035
Graduate Coordinator Email: adam.donaldson@dal.ca
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