Master of Science in Petroleum Logistics

Molde University College - Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde) started in August 2015 a new international MSc program in Petroleum Logistics, open for Norwegian and international applicants who have completed a recognized bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS) within Logistics, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering (like Petroleum Engineering), Applied Geosciences, Informatics, Mathematics or other relevant fields. The MSc program in Petroleum Logistics is of 2 years duration (120 ECTS credits, 4 semesters), and consists of 90 credits course work, and a master's thesis of 30 credits. The language of instruction is English. 2017 will be the third year of admission to this MSc program.

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.

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 dealing with 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.

Study plan MSc in Petroleum Logistics:

Semester 1:

Log730 Basics of Petroleum Logistics - 7.5 ECTS credits
LOG731 Network Logistics -7.5 ECTS credits
LOG716 Mathematical Modelling in Logistics - 7.5 ECTS credits
SØK710 Industrial Organization - 7.5 ECTS credits

Semester 2:

TRA816 Maritime Transportation - 7.5 ECTS credits
LOG820 Vehicle Routing - 7.5 ECTS credits
LOG740 Advanced Petroleum Logistics - 7.5 ECTS credits
IDA715 Discrete Event Simulation - 7.5 ECTS credits

Semester 3:

LOG904-PTA Research Methods in Logistics - 7.5 ECTS credits
LOG904-PTB Basic Problems in Petroleum Logistics - 7.5 ECTS credits
LOG904-PTC Offshore Oil and Gas Logistics - 7.5 ECTS credits
LOG904-101 Research Design - 7.5 ECTS credits
LOG904-100 Master's Thesis proposal - 5.0 ECTS credits

Semester 4:

LOG953 Master's Thesis - 30 ECTS credits

Graduates who have obtained very good grades from the MSc program in Petroleum Logistics can apply for admission to the 3 years PhD program in Logistics at HiMolde or other PhD programs in Norway or abroad.

Contact (person and/or unit) Administrative contact person for admission to the MSc program in Logistics, MSc in Petroleum Logistics, and MSc in Sport Management:

Ms Ragnhild Brakstad
Senior Adviser/ International Coordinator MSc/ PhD studies
Molde University College - Specialized University in Logistics
Phone: + 47 71 21 41 08
Telephone + 47 71 21 41 08
Programme duration 2 years (120 ECTS - 4 semesters)
Application deadline 1 February 2017: International applicants with international education applying directly from abroad, and applicants with a temporary residence permit in Norway.

1 April 2017: Last postal deadline for submitting documentation to meet the formal English requirements (IELTS/ TOEFL test with sufficient score results). Relevant only for applicants who are required to meet the formal English requirement, and who are not formally exempted from this requirement. Due to verification reasons, the English tests cannot be older than two years (not older than 1 February 2015 for admission in 2017).

15 April 2017: Applicants with Norwegian educational background, who at the time of application already are either Norwegian citizens or who have obtained a permanent (not temporary) residence permit in Norway. This group of applicants are applying by using "søknadsweb" in FS on our home page.
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites Applicants should have completed a recognized BSc, BBA, BEng, BTech or equivalent degree, corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits (3 years of higher education) beyond the minimum matriculation requirement to be admitted at Norwegian higher educational institutions, and within the following relevant academic fields: Logistics, Economics, Business Administration, Petroleum Engineering or other relevant Engineering diciplines, Applied Geosciences, Informatics, Mathematics or other relevant fields. Applicants who are completing the last semester of their recognized bachelor's degree in the spring semester 2017, can also apply. Applicants who have only completed an HND (Higher National Diploma), Advanced Diploma or equivalent diploma education are not qualified to apply for our international MSc programs.

Admission to the inernational MSc programs at HiMolde is very competitive, and applicants should preferably have an average grade of First Class Division or Second Class Upper Division/ Excellent or Very Good from their first degree or an equivalent average grade to be considered for admission. Applicants with an average grade of Second Class Lower Division or Third Class Division or equivalent grade will usually not be offered admission.

Applicants to the MSc program in Petroleum Logistics, must pass either a TOEFL test with a minimum paper-based test score of 550 (or minimum score of 213 on computer-based test or 79 on internet-based test) or an IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.0, unless they are formally exempted from the English Language requirement. For more information about exemption from the formal English Language requirements, please see the information document on our home page:

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply for admission.
Tuition No tuition fees. All Norwegian and international students admitted to HiMolde, will have to pay a minor semester fee of NOK 695 in the beginning of each semester to the Student Welfare Organization in Molde. International applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA countries, must document a minimum of NOK 103 950 to cover for their own living expenses in the first year of their planned MSc studies at HiMolde with their applications. If they later are admitted to the MSc program in Petroleum Logistics, they will be asked to transfer a minimum of NOK 103 950 to our Deposit Account for International Students. When renewing their study permits for the second year of their MSc studies, they also need to document a minimum of NOK 103 950 in a Norwegian bank account to cover their living expenses for the second year.
Subject area Business Studies/Management Science
Degree level Master
City Molde
Credits 120 ECTS
Language of teaching English