PGD Petroleum and Gas Engineering

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If you want to turbo-charge your engineering career in the gas and petroleum industry – and get a postgraduate qualification while developing your current skills and experience too – our PGD course is the perfect choice.

Start Date

September or January entry


2 years

Entry requirements

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Fee Per Session



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You'll unpack key industry themes and learn to evaluate technologies for safe production and for enhancing the recovery of hydrocarbon oil and gas too.

And because you'll be taught by industry professionals and expert academic staff, you'll develop a relevant skillset that's specifically designed to meet the demand for petroleum and gas specialists in the industry.


You will study the following modules:

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Transport Phenomena I
  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Numerical Methods and Computer Programming
  • Engineer-in-the society
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Strength of Materials/Engineering Mechanics

Semester 2

  • Reservoir Analysis I
  • Drilling and Well Engineering
  • Technical report writing
  • Statistical Methods
  • Engineerig Mathematics II
  • Applied Petroleum Geology
  • Transport Phenomena II

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Petroleum Engineering Laboratory
  • Reservoir Analysis II
  • Petroleum Production Engineering
  • Natural Gas Engineering

Semester 2

  • Petroleum Economics and Property Valuation
  • Well Completions and Workover
  • Research Project
  • Law, Management & Entrepreneurship

The aim of this postgraduate engineering degree is to develop you into a highly sought-after oil and gas engineering specialist with the skills to rapidly design and commission oilfield installations to meet energy demands.

Lecturer at Nile University


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & one other science subject (e.g Further Mathematics, Geography, Technical Drawing, Building Technology, Biology, Agricultural Science  at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s Degrees with at least 3rd class division in a relevant engineering or Science discipline; ( Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Water Resources) or;
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) with at least upper credit;
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND) in / Water Resources Engineering with at least lower credit.
  5. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Petroleum Engineering with at least a credit.


Holders of the HND at lower credit with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience may also be considered.

How will I be taught?

Modules will be taught using the typical teaching methods, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, ICT laboratory and simulations. Throughout the course, you could find yourself working on current industry-based problems, providing you with the opportunity to gain additional skills and experience.

Career support

Career opportunities include:

  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Reservoir modelling
  • Engineering and management
  • Drilling and production
  • Product marketing
  • Management and finance

Further Study

Opportunities for course progression include MEng Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Fees and Finance

In 2020/21 the full-time tuition fee postgraduate students on this course will be N600,000 Per Session.


Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance

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