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Admission into the M.S.c. (Petroleum Engineering and Project Development Programme) for 2023/2024 Session


An International Msc programme
The Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) now Institute of Petroleum and Energy Studies (IPES), was established in 2003, as a bold effort to bridge the skills gap between theory of the classroom and the practical and changing needs of the oil and gas industry.

The M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering and Project Development programme is an International Collaborative Graduate programme between the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and IFP School, France and delivered by the IPES funded by the NNPC/ TotalEnergies E & P Nigeria Limited Joint Venture.

The aim of this professional master’s degree programme is to provide graduates with:

  • Broad knowledge of traditional fossil fuels development
  • Knowledge to explore the development of other energies for the African energy sector
  • Project Development

Admission is open to suitably qualified candidates from Nigeria and also open to suitably qualified candidates from the Sub-Saharan region of Africa.

Come and experience the IPES
This MSc 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 from the University of Port Harcourt (UniPort), Nigeria, IFP School, France, and senior specialists from the Energy industry in Nigeria and the diaspora.  Learning is supported by modern-day, state-of-the-art, and industry software. Students will participate in field visits and reviews of field-case studies and visit several laboratories. 

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 oil and gas and industry on graduation.

Programme Duration:

The programme is an intensive full-time study programme that runs for twelve (12) calendar months, non-stop. The programme cannot be truncated and it is residential. Fees are non-refundable.

Award of Degree:

Successful students shall be awarded a joint Masters’ degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and IFP School, France.

Admission Requirements:

Candidates must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any branch of Engineering.

Additional consideration may be given to company-sponsored personnel already working in the oil & gas industry, with a minimum of 5 years relevant upstream petroleum experience, a Second-Class Honours (Lower Division), with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a scale of 5.00.

Graduates of the IPES Postgraduate Diploma, who meet the admission and screening requirements, shall also be admitted.

Application is via www.ipsng.org

A non-refundable fee of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20, 000) only will be required to be paid online to start the application process.

Names of short-listed candidates will be published on the IPS website www.ipsng.org. 
The programme is tuition-paying and successfully admitted students shall be responsible for their tuition or seek for sponsorship.

- Friday, June 30th, 2023

Completed hard or e-copy Application Forms with credentials, must be returned to The Admissions Officer, Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt, East West Road, PMB 2, UniPort Post Office, Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, West Africa on or before Friday, June 30th, 2023.

- Thursday, July 13th, 2023
Aptitude Test: 
- Thursday, July 20th , 2023.
Oral Interview: 

- Monday November 13th, 2023.
Academic activities for the session will start on Monday, November 13th, 2023

Any change will be communicated by e-mail

For enquiries, please contact +234 9090624900 or email the Admissions Officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
Dr. Gloria. O. Chindah


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  • 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