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You can find below the table regarding the employment rates for in our MSc students.


MSc students that have been employed - 75%





Success Stories


Name: Efstathios Alexandros Skarvelas

Position: Drilling Engineer  -  Employer: U Petrom

Education: MSc in Oil & Gas Technology

Class of: 2012-2013


What  this program offered to you?

” The MSc program is the keystone to my success, as a practicing engineer today”.

What was your study period like?

”Very active!!  All those excursions in Kavala Oil  and abroad help to create even stronger bonds between the students. But the thing I would emphasize the most, is the incredibly social daily life students of petroleum engineers have. The student society is very active, and you are taken good care of from day one. Some of the people I met during my first days at university, are among my best friends today.”

Which was the most interesting part of your studies?

”Academically speaking, I think the excursions combined with the close cooperation with industry were the most interesting aspects. The fact that we got real data and software to work with, and tasks to solve that were real problems for oil companies, made it even more motivating..”

Was finding work an easy task?

”Yes, I was lucky and graduated at a favourable moment. After my graduation, I had different offers for summer jobs. Then I got an offer from U Petrom in February.Generally, I think most of my fellow students found jobs rather easily.”

What is life like, working in the PET Industry?

”Definitely very good. Health, safety and the environment are prioritized areas, and you are taken good care of. We are lucky to be in a relatively privileged industry. This industry is also characterized by the amounts of money involved, and we always use the most recent technology.”



Name: Artemios Barbounis

Position: Well operation Engineer - Employer: Energean Oil and Gas S.A.

Education: MSc in Oil & Gas Technology

Class of:2012-2013


What  this program offered to you?

”Petroleum engineering offers an exciting future.”

What was your study period like?

” Kavala is a wonderful city where I was very happy. There is always something happening there. I had a great time while studying. The studies were interesting and challenging, and the student environment was good.”

Which part of your studies did you find the most interesting?

”Difficult question, but I think that, the subject-specific elements were the most exciting”

Was finding work an easy task after your studies?

”I got a job a year before I graduated, and at least half my class had jobs before Christmas.”

What is life like, working as a petroleum engineer?

”A lot of things happen all the time, and there is very much exciting going on. I feel that my studies have been useful.”

What is your tip for petroleum engineering students today?

”Acquire as much knowledge as you possibly can, not just exam-specific knowledge, but information about what is going on in industry in general. In addition, it’s important to have fun!”





A unique, highly academic and innovative program...

The Master in Oil & Gas Technology of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology is a unique, highly academic and innovative program that combines engineering disciplines with administrative influences which aims to give students the chance to become not only Oil & Gas specialists, but to be the ones that corporations will rely on to make decisions.

The innovation of the program also lies in the fact that during the 13 months of our studies we had the chance not only to follow theoretical courses, but also to get hands on industrial training by visiting the onshore and offshore facilities of Kavala-Oil Company and be trained by its personnel.
Moreover, the program offered us the opportunity to become SPE members (as students) in the first acknowledged SPE chapter that was created in Greece and more specifically in Kavala town, by the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology providing us that way the tools to build our professional network in the oil industry.

Whether someone wants to be an engineer within the oil industry and have the vision to advance in administrative positions, or even to follow a strictly academic carrier, then MSc in Oil & Gas Technology is the answer.

Nikolaos Gazis

A step forward...

During my occupation in the industry field, I was looking for a postgraduate program that it would combine engineering & business studies.

The highly academic and professional courses, the connection with the unique industry oil drilling Kavala Oil and the personality, experience and qualifications of the MSc Director and President of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Prof. A. Ch. Mitropoulos, was a motivation for me to attend the MSc.

With the completion of the first semester a job opportunity arrived in Elpedison Power S.A., group of Hellenic Petroleum and Italian Edison Spa. Highly recommend the program to those who want a career in the oil industry.

Nikos Strolios

A new way of thinking...

I joined this MSc program from interest of the oil and gas field. After one year, I ended up becoming really enthusiastic with the industry! For this contributed not only the professors from Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, but also the visiting professors and industry men that introduced me to a new way of thinking. A large variety of courses from managerial to deep industrial and practical, as well as field trips gave me the opportunity to acquire a good round knowledge and opened my appetite for a carrier in this very promising industry.

Michalis Niarchos

Opportunity to apply management skills into petroleum industry...

I chose this Msc program because I was looking for my next academic step after my bachelor degree. This MSc gave me the opportunity to apply management skills into petroleum industry, which is in industry that I would like to work for. To choose the MSc Program was a conscious choice which I will never regret.

Elson Zguri

Opportunities for my personal growth and development...

There comes a time in life when a person needs to consolidate his accumulated work experience over the years, and to renew his academic and professional skills in order to remain employable in the ever evolving competitive global environment. This is the only way forward to remain marketable since a job for life does not reflect today's reality. A team of professionals at Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology helped me decide which study course to undertake according to my carrier path and aspirations. This course (MSc in Oil and Gas Technology) gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and skills.

Although this is my first experience in this subject, I found the course material very interesting. The course was full of challenges, where I was faced with lots of ups and downs, but one thing I have learned in this course, was how to convert these challenges into opportunities for my personal growth and development. With the support of a professional and dedicated team of lecturers, my dream turned into reality.

If I did it, you can do it too!

Olga Papantsiou

A valuable learning experience...

"Career, success, life, achievements" is what we all have in our minds; students in the MSc in Oil and Gas Technology early realize that this motto can be more easily fulfilled.

Since you start the studies you will be able to understand that this is going to be a valuable learning experience. Skillful, organized, dedicated, hardworking, interesting professors, providing you with real world experience and gaining all the provided knowledge, lead you a step further to be a valuable candidate among others in the highly competitive industry of oil and gas. Great environment, exchanging ideas in different fields, teamwork allow you to build great memories, motivate and even create friendship bonds.

Eleftheria Evangelou

A new vision of professional development...

At Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology I got a new vision of professional development; I have improved some personal qualities such as self discipline, entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. I like the modern way of training the most.

The program builts the leadership skills I needed, and the skills to make decisions. The environment in which I study is extremely interesting and international, and it enriches you professionally and as an engineer and as person as well. In general it is an experience that, apart from the academic credentials, serves as an important catalyst for my career placement.

Soniadou Georgia

A unique opportunity...

Many people ask me why I choose to attend this MSc Course of the Petroleum Engineering Department since I already have MSc Degree and lot years of experience. My answer is that as a Petroleum Engineer it’s impossible to lose this opportunity to attend a course that is exactly on my specialty and that is a unique opportunity for any Petroleum Engineer who is interest to enrich his knowledge.
After the first semester of attendance I have to say that I took the best decision.
The knowledge and the experiences that one take jointed this particular MSc course offer him a holistic view about the petroleum industry.
Great teachers and lecturers from Greece and abroad quote their knowledge and experience and create with the projects a great environment of collaboration between the students. Training in high technology laboratory equipment gives a unique experience to the students to investigate subjects that interest oil and gas industry.
Unreservedly recommend to anyone who is interested in the oil and gas science and looks forward to work in this industry field to attend this MSc program of Oil and Gas Technology Department of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology.

Kokkoni Karakosta


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