MSc in Petroleum Logistics
Molde University College ¿ Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde) is the most central higher educational institution in Norway offering education within Logistics and Sport Management. Logistics deals with the organization of the flow of products, services and information from raw materials to end products. For a large number of industrial and business companies, achieving high quality logistics operations will be the key competitive factor for future success. Oil and gas companies are no exception from this.
HiMolde is offering a two years (120 ECTS) international MSc program in Petroleum Logistics held in English open to Norwegian and international applicants who have completed a recognized BA, BSc, BEng or BTech (equivalent to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits) within Logistics, Mathematics, Mathematical Modelling, Statistics, Optimization, Information Technology/ Computer Science, Petroleum Engineering, Applied Geosciences, Industrial Engineering/ Organization, and other relevant Engineering disciplines for the oil and gas industry. It is an admission requirement that the applicants preferably have a strong quantitative background within one of the above mentioned academic disciplines.
The MSc program in Petroleum Logistics focuses on Logistics, but with a greater emphasis on courses related to the oil and gas industry. The program aims at giving a thorough analysis and understanding of problems, challenges and solutions associated with all parts of the supply chains within the oil and gas industry, on-shore as well as off-shore: Exploration, purchasing, Production Planning, Inventory Management and downstream distribution planning. Along with knowledge of a broad range of logistics topics, the program gives an understanding of the energy situation in the world, comparing existing renewable energy sources, as well as non-renewable sources both in terms of costs, qualities and availability.
Admission to the MSc program in Petroleum Logistics takes place during the spring semester every year, and the program starts in the middle of August. The program is open to Norwegian and international applicants who fulfil all the admission requirements, where applicants outside EU/EEA must document funding of minimum NOK 111 657 per academic year together with their application form to cover their own living expenses for their planned MSc studies in Molde. As a recognized state-run specialized university, HiMolde is not charging any tuition fees from the Norwegian or international students, but all admitted students have to pay a minor semester fee of approximately NOK 700 per semester. Admitted international students from outside EU/EEA will be requested to transfer a minimum of NOK 111 657 to our Deposit Account for International Students within a deadline first stated in the letter of admission.
Admission to the MSc program in Petroleum Logistics at HiMolde is highly competitive when it comes to grades. Applicants should preferably have an average grade of First Class/ First Division or Second Class Upper Division or equivalent average grades from their recognized bachelor's degree to be considered for admission. Applicants who have completed only a HND (Higher National Diploma) or similar Diploma/ Advanced Diploma Educations do not qualify to apply for admission.
Some groups of applicants will also be required to fulfil the formal English language requirements to apply for admission, by taking an IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.0, or a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 on paper based test/ 213 on computer based test/ or 79 on internet based test, while other groups of applicants can be exempted from the formal English language requirements.
1 February 2018: International applicants applying directly from abroad, and applicants with international education who have a temporary residence permit in Norway, including EU citizens with a registration certificate in Norway.
15 April 2018: Applicants who are either Norwegian citizens, or applicants who already have a permanent residence permit in Norway.
For further information about application form, application procedures, and admission requirements to the MSc program in Petroleum Logistics in 2018, and the study plan, please see our English home page.
Contact person for international applicants to our international MSc programs:
Ms Ragnhild Brakstad
Senior Adviser/ International Coordinator MSc/ PhD studies
Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics
(Email: Ragnhild.Brakstad@himolde.no. Phone: + 47 71 21 41 08).