The Graduate School at The Petroleum Institute


The Petroleum Institute's Graduate School

Welcome to the Graduate School at The Petroleum Institute

The Petroleum Institute (PI) was created in 2001 with the goal of establishing itself as a world-class institution in engineering education and research in areas of significance to the oil and gas and the broader energy industries. The PI’s sponsors and partners include Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and four major international oil companies, such as BP, JODCO, Shell, and Total. The Graduate School was established with the mission to manage and direct Graduate Studies at PI in order to provide quality services that contribute to the achievement of PI’s strategic objectives. The Graduate School is responsible for the day-to-day management of the PI graduate programs, development of new graduate programs, coordination of the recruitment of new graduate students, collaboration with ADNOC and its operating companies to ensure that the graduate programs are in-line with their needs for highly skilled engineers, and enhancement of the collaboration of the Institute with partner universities in the USA, Europe and China. The Graduate School advises and supports PI undergraduate students regarding their plans for graduate studies at PI and abroad while it coordinates recruiting of the graduating Master students by ADNOC and its operating companies.

Master of Engineering degrees are offered in the following areas:

·Chemical Engineering

·Electrical Engineering

·Health, Safety and Environment Engineering

·Mechanical Engineering

·Petroleum Engineering

Master of Science degrees are offered in the following area:

·Applied Chemistry

·Chemical Engineering

·Electrical Engineering

·Mechanical Engineering

·Petroleum Engineering

·Petroleum Geosciences


The PI offers financial support for highly qualified graduate students for the following three categories:

Fellowship Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship (FGR/TA):

The FGR/TA is awarded to highly qualified students. PI Graduate Fellowship holders are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 during the fellowship period.

Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship (GR/TA):

These students satisfy the criteria for employment as Graduate Assistants but do not meet the highly selective criteria set for the FGR/TA. Students assigned to GR/TA positions are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Highly qualified GR/TA students may transfer to FGR/TA.

Visiting Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship (VGR/TA)

The VGR/TA is a visiting student who is studying at other institutions and co-advised by the PI faculty. He/She is expected to work on his/her research project at PI.


Abu Dhabi

The Petroleum Institute

Sas Al Nakhl

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates