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Master of Applied Science in Oil and Gas Engineering

Program Overview

The oil and gas industry is complex and requires expertise in various areas and technical disciplines. To meet this demand, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers a multidisciplinary program in oil and gas engineering (OGE). The program will provide the latest technical knowledge on upstream, production, and downstream aspects of oil and gas engineering. The program will also address serious issues faced by the oil and gas industries, such as sustainable development, environmental protection, risk, reliability and safety. In addition, the program will cover drilling engineering, phase behavior of petroleum fluid, production engineering, compact process equipment design, offshore environmental operations, and natural gas engineering. Many of the courses taught in the program will be supported by field study and laboratory demonstrations. To apply the concepts learned in the classroom and laboratory environments, students will work in teams on an engineering project for two terms.

Internship Option

Students will have the option to do an internship after they have completed the major course requirements of their program. Memorial University has dedicated staff to help students get their internship placements.


Selected highly-qualified students will receive an entrance scholarship.  The top two ranked students after the first two semesters will be awarded In-Program Scholarships.   No need to apply to either scholarship.

Course Requirements

The anticipated duration of the full-time program is 12 months, three semesters. Students whose undergraduate study was not instructed in English will be required to attend a 8-week English training  from July to August, prior to taking advanced courses and project work. As such, the program duration for these students will be 14 months, four semesters.

Additional information


Memorial University is one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada. Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has many well-respected academic and research programs in several disciplines of engineering, including oil and gas engineering. The faculty has extensive computational, laboratory and workshop facilities. The faculty has unique state-of-the-art computational and experimental facilities, which include reservoir simulation; a fluid flow laboratory; a drilling laboratory; an environmental engineering laboratory; a safety, health and risk engineering laboratory; advanced process control and instrumentation; and process modeling and simulation. The university also offers excellent centralized facilities in 3D visualization for reservoir characterization, chemical analysis, and exploration. The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is an important partner in the Centre for Marine Compressed Natural Gas (CMCNG), a multi-million-dollar facility dedicated to research and technology development in the natural gas transportation area. This facility will be utilized for the training of graduate students working in various fields, including pressure volume temperature and thermodynamics of reservoir fluids; design of compact process equipment; development of efficient natural gas production; transportation and transmission technologies.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants shall normally hold a minimum second class bachelor's degree in engineering, preferably in mechanical, chemical/process, civil, environmental, mining/mineral or petroleum engineering, or in a related discipline from a university of recognized standing.
  • TOEFL score of at least 550 on paper-based test or 80 on inernet-based test; a minimum overall score of 6.5 on IELTS; or other demonstrations of English proficiency as described in the University Calendar (
  • Successful interview with a Memorial University representative.

Enrolment is limited and competitive. Preference will be given to candidates who exceed the minimum requirements listed above and those who have considerable work experience.

The application deadline is April 1 for Fall intake.


Applications from individuals residing outside of China may be made directly to Memorial University. Applications from individuals residing in China may be made through Can-Zhong or its authorized partners:

Can-Zhong International Education Consulting Services Ltd.

Vancouver office:
Mr. Frank Wang or Ms. Jasmine Wan
402-540 Waters Edge Crescent
West Vancouver, BC, Canada
V7T 0A2
Tel./Fax: 604-913-1448
E-mail: or

Shanghai office:
Ms. Polly Xie, Mr. Steven Fei or Mr. Solo Yang
Rm. 1606, Jingde Building
319 Changde Road, Shanghai, China
Postcode: 200040
Tel: 86-21-6218-4612; 21-6218-6078; 21-6218-4606
Fax: 86-21-6248-1683

For more information:

Office of Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland
Canada, A1B 3X5

T: (709) 864-8900
F: (709) 864-3480