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Master of science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Petroleum and natural gas engineering involves the application of earth sciences and physical sciences to the evaluation and exploitation of natural hydrocarbon resources. In the practical field, the development of reservoirs under increasingly adverse conditions poses new engineering problems. This requires skilled engineers capable of producing engineered solutions to current problems. It is clear that the future exploitation of oil reservoirs in Saudi Arabia, for a secondary and tertiary crop of oil, requires intensive research over a long period. This calls for a steady output of highly trained petroleum engineering graduates. The graduate courses are planned to emphasize the type of subject matter that addresses the petroleum production problems in Saudi Arabia. Additional courses may be added as the program progresses. These include future courses on drilling, natural gas storage and utilization, and well logging. The program maintains a balance between the basic state–of–the–art technology and the particular needs of Saudi Arabia.

The pursuance of endeavors to serve the fast-growing needs of profession and society by providing excellent academic programs, and research activities, producing skillful graduates to compete at local and international levels, and attracting high-caliber faculty members.

1)    Provide excellent academic programs and research activities.
2)    Produce skillful graduates to compete at local and international levels.
3)    Attract high-caliber faculty members.

1)    Secure national academic accreditation.
2)    Create a strong relationship with society, particularly the oil and gas industry.
3)    Produce highly qualified graduates each year.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):
1)    Graduates perform as highly skilled engineers in the petroleum and natural gas industry.
2)    Graduates continue to learn, improve, and evolve in their jobs.
3)    Graduates capable of pursuing higher education to participate in academia and involve in research.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
•    PLO1:  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying advanced concepts and theories, and employing research and inquiry methodologies in specific field in petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering discipline.
•    PLO2: An ability to apply engineering design using advanced practical and/or theoretical procedures, processes, techniques, and tools to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
•    PLO3: An ability to select, use, and adapt advanced digital technologies and ICT tools to process, analyze data, and present the results through media for research publications.
•    PLO4: An ability to apply and show an awareness of the ethical and professional responsibilities in petroleum and natural gas engineering issues.
•    PLO5: An ability to function effectively in research or professional projects or groups and take leadership and responsibility for the project.
•    PLO6: An ability to manage complex problems, specialized tasks, and activities in a discipline, work, or field of practice with high autonomy.
•    PLO7: An ability to plan for personal future learning and professional development and contribute to academic and/or professional strategic decisions with high autonomy.
•    PLO8: An ability to gain specialized and critical body of knowledge and understanding of concepts, processes, theories, and recent developments in mathematics and/or statistics and petroleum and natural gas engineering discipline.

Area of Specialization:

  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Reservoir Engineering.
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Production Engineering.
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas well Drilling Engineering.

Course Plan for M.Sc. in PGED and Course Descriptions



For more information about the admission and requirements, please check out this link

For inquiries:

Dr. Khaled Elshreef (Graduate Academic Advisor in PGED)

+966 11 46 76866


Last updated on : March 31, 2024 1:36pm