Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 16:00

Apply

The Application Process

01. Start Online Submission

Submit an online form to start your application. Read through the article below, then click on the button at the bottom of the page to access the form.

02. Aptitude Test

Candidates who meet all the requirements would be required to take an aptitude test. Successful candidates would be invited for an oral interview

03. Oral Interview

The oral interview is the last phase of the application process. Successful candidates from the phase would be offered admission

Admission into the Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology (PGDPT) for the 2024/2025 Academic Session

Introduction:  The Institute of Petroleum and Energy Studies (IPES), formerly the Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology programme designed to target candidates from oil and gas producing communities who seek to pursue a career in the petroleum and energy industry for sustainable development. The Institute provides a conducive learning environment, full Internet access, a virtual library, and hands-on training. Students use State-of-the-art software, industry case studies, and undertake field visits. Students are encouraged to live and work together to develop team spirit. On completion of the programme, students are offered a one-year internship with TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited and can also progress to the prestigious Masters of Science (MSc) degree in Petroleum Engineering and Project Development at the Institute.

Come and Experience the IPES
This PGDPT programme will prepare you for the next steps in your career and you will learn from experts and industry leaders. The Institute's faculty is made up of lecturers and resource persons from the University of Port Harcourt, (Uniport) and other universities in Nigeria and experts from the petroleum and energy industry from Nigeria. Learning is supported by modern-day, state-of-the-art, and industry software. Students would participate in field and laboratory visits and review of field case studies. The Institute offers a conducive learning environment, equipped with internet access, hard copy and virtual library and hands-on training with student access to relevant information technology equipment. The IPES hostel is of good standard with provisions that encourage and foster team spirit and collaboration amongst the students. IPES graduates have a 95% internship and employability rate in the petroleum and energy industry on graduation.
 
Programme Duration: 
The programme is an intensive full-time programme that runs for twelve (12) calendar months. The programme is not affected by industrial actions and is fully residential. Fees are non-refundable.  

Award of Diploma: 
Successful students shall be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology  (PGDPT) from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. 
 
Admission Requirements: 
A candidate who seeks admission for the PGDPT must have one of the following admission requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an NUC accredited or internationally recognized Engineering programme with a minimum of second-class lower division
  • Post HND (bachelor's degree) from NUC accredited or internationally recognized Engineering programme with a minimum of second-class lower division is also accepted
  • Bachelor’s degree from an NUC accredited or internationally recognized physical sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Geophysics including Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)) programme with second-class lower division
  • Candidate must have completed NYSC
  
Course Delivery: The mode of course delivery is modular, and the instructors are drawn from the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport), and experts from the petroleum industry within and outside Nigeria. 
 
Application: 
Application is online
A non-refundable fee of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000) only would be required to be paid online to commence the application process. Names of shortlisted candidates will be published on the IPES website:  https://ipes.uniport.edu.ng
The programme is tuition-paying and successfully admitted candidates shall be responsible for their tuition or seek sponsorship. However, successfully admitted candidates from the OBAGI OIL FIELDS Host Communities Development Trust (HCDT) which comprise of: Akabuka, Amah, Egi Clan, Idu Obosiukwu, Obagi, Obite, Ogbogu, Rumuekpe, Ekpeye Clan and Oboburu have guaranteed full sponsorship.
 
Important Dates to remember: 
The admission application ends at 11:59 pm on August 31st, 2024. Kindly note that you are to upload the scanned copies of your credentials on the application portal. 
  • September 05, 2024
Aptitude Test: Onsite or virtual
  • September 11, 2024
Oral Interview: Onsite or virtual 
  • November 11th, 2024
Commencement of the academic activities for the session

Any change in the dates will be communicated via email

For enquiries, please contact +234 8033876559, +2348100460260 or email the Admissions Officer: admissions@ipes.uniport.edu.ng, or visit at

The Admissions Officer
Institute of Petroleum and Energy Studies,
University of Port Harcourt,
East West Road, PMB 2, Uniport Post Office,
Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Signed:

Dr. Gloria. O. Chindah
REGISTRAR
www.uniport.edu.ng

  • Institute of Petroleum and Energy Studies,
  • East West Road,
  • P.M.B 2, Uniport Post Office, Choba,
  • Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
  • +2349090624900
  • info@ipes.uniport.edu.ng