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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 M.Sc. (Petroleum Project Development and Energy Transition Programme) for the 2024/2025 Session

An International MSc Programme.
The Institute of Petroleum and Energy Studies (IPES) formerly Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS), 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 Project Development and Energy Transition 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 Limited /TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria Limited Joint Venture.

The programme aims to provide the students with broad-based training required for onshore and offshore oil and gas field development. On completion of the Masters’ Programme, the graduates will among other skills, be able to:

  • Understand the context of Energy Transition.
  • Evaluate and manage oil and gas fields, with the necessary approaches to minimize carbon emissions.
  • Design and supervise the drilling of exploration and development wells and carry out drilling optimization programmes.
  • Design, supervise, and evaluate well completion, workover and well stimulation programmes.
  • Design and operate onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities.
  • Carry out production optimization and well performance enhancement programmes.
  • Participate effectively in multidisciplinary oil and gas field review and field development teams.
  • Admission is open to qualified candidates who meet the admission requirements below.

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 and resource persons from the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) and other universities in Nigeria, IFP School, France, and experts 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 and laboratory visits and reviews 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 oil and gas 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:
A candidate 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 upper division.
    • Post HND (bachelor’s degree) from an NUC-accredited or internationally recognized Engineering programme with a minimum of second-class upper division is also accepted.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an NUC-accredited or internationally recognized Engineering or physical sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Geophysics, including Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) programme, with second-class lower division, and having a postgraduate diploma from IPES PGD programme or any other PGD programme in Petroleum Engineering.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an NUC accredited or internationally recognized Engineering programme with second-class lower division, having three (3) years of relevant work experience in the Oil and Gas industry

Application:
Application is online.
A non-refundable fee of fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000) only will be required to be paid online to start the application process.
Names of short-listed candidates will be published on the IPES website.
The programme is tuition-paying and successfully admitted students shall be responsible for their tuition or seek for sponsorship.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: 
The admission application ends at 11: 59 pm on June 28th, 2024. Kindly note that you are to upload the scanned copies of your credentials on the application portal.

  • July 5th, 2024
    Aptitude Test: Online
  • July 11th & 12th, 2024
    Oral Interview: Virtual
  • November 11th, 2024
    Commencement of academic activities for the session

Any change will be communicated by e-mail.

For inquiries, please contact +2348033876559 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

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 July 22nd, 2024. Kindly note that you are to upload the scanned copies of your credentials on the application portal. 
  • July 29, 2024
Aptitude Test: Onsite or virtual
  • August 1, 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