UNIPORT Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering and Project Development 2023/2024

The University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria), and the IFP School (France) have associated their experiences in Research and Teaching in the field of petroleum engineering (reservoir characterisation and reservoir engineering, drilling, oil and gas production, and field management) to jointly award a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering and Project Development. Read through.
  • In this programme students would be equip with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic oil and gas industry.
  • A broad understanding of traditional fossil fuel development
  • The knowledge needed to explore the development of other energy sources for the African energy sector
  • In-depth knowledge of project development techniques
Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) is an international post-graduate institution established between UNIPORT and IFP School. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) and Total E&P Nigeria Limited (TEPNG) are the main sponsors of this petroleum engineering programme. link to Global Africa Translation Fellowship (Grant of up to $5,000) 2024
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  • Career openings
  • Employment
  • Degrees awarded


  • Candidates must be a students from Nigeria and the Sub-Saharan region of Africa.
  • Must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any branch of Engineering.
  • IPS Postgraduate Diploma graduates who meet the admission and screening requirements are also eligible to apply.
  • Company-sponsored personnel with a minimum of 5 years of relevant upstream petroleum experience may also be considered.


  • Learn from experts and industry leaders, with faculty from the University of Port Harcourt, IFP School in France, and specialists from the Energy industry in Nigeria and the diaspora.
  • Access modern-day, state-of-the-art industry software, participate in field visits, and review case studies.
  • Benefit from a conducive learning environment with internet access, a virtual library, and hands-on training.
  • Experience a 95% internship and employability rate in the oil and gas industry upon graduation.

Duration and Award

The duration of the programme is (12) calendar months on a full-time basis, at the completion of the programme. The Successful students will receive a joint Masters’ degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and IFP School, France.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the eligibility criteria should Visit www.ipsng.org/ and submit a completed

NOTE: Applicants must purchase application form along with a non-refundable fee of N20,000

Only short-listed candidates will be published on the IPS website. The programme is tuition-paying, and students are responsible for their tuition fees or securing sponsorship.

Application Timeline:

  • Application Deadline: Friday, June 30th, 2023
  • Aptitude Test: Thursday, July 13th, 2023
  • Oral Interview: Thursday, July 20th, 2023
  • programme Start: Monday, November 13th, 2023

For information,  Contact +234 9090624900 or email the Admissions Officer at [email protected].

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