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Petroleum/Oil and Gas Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

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

Please note: The MEng Petroleum Engineering program is currently at capacity and cannot accept applicants for the 2015/2016 academic year.

Potential applicants who apply to the PETR program who are unable to be accommodated due to capacity limitations will be automatically considered for admission into the MEng Chemical Engineering Program.

Interested individuals are invited to view additional details regarding the Chemical Engineering MEng program [PDF- 100KB] specifically relevant to graduate studies focused on Petroleum Engineering and Oil and Gas Engineering.


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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