Admissions Information


Introduction:The Offshore Technology Institute, University of Port Harcourt (OTI-UNIPORT) is a Postgraduate energy Institute offering educational support and direction to the Oil and Gas Industry through the development and delivery of leadership, management and technical education specifically relevant to the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. The Institute is in partnership with  FMC Technologies to carry out Teaching, Research and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) directed at the sustainability of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. Its aim is to provide skilled and competent manpower resource relevant to the needs of the energy industry in Nigeria & abroad.


Graduate Programmes of the Institute

The Institute offers M.Sc Programmes in Pipeline Engineering, Offshore Engineering  and  Subsea Engineering in collaboration with FMC Technologies. The Institute offers a conducive t environment to learning, access to audio visual aids, e-learning and internet facilities. Students undergo 3-months internship in relevant companies, underwater training such as BOSIET/HUET and field visits. Students are encouraged to live and work together thereby enhancing the development of team spirit. Our Teaching Staff consists of Lecturers from the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), other Universities in Nigeria, Lecturers from Professional Institutions abroad, as well as experts from the Industry.


At the end of this programme, the graduates will among other skills, be able to:

  • work methodologically and logically to solve real-life problems in the face of conflicting requirements
  • evaluate, explore and manage offshore oil & gas fields
  • design, construct and install multiphase flow pipelines, risers, umbilicals and jumpers.
  • operate  and supervise onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities
  • carry out BOSIET /HUET
  • use ORCAFLEX / PIPEPHASE / ANSYS software


Duration: The Programme shall be 12 calendar months of intensive full-time study or 36 months of  flexible Part-Time study.

Award of Degree: Successful students upon completion of the programme shall receive a Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree awarded by the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.


Professional Certification: Students will be presented for Offshore Petroleum Training Organization (OPITO) Certification.


Admission Requirements: Candidates must possess a minimum of Bachelor’s degree, Second Class Honors (Upper Division), in any branch of Engineering and should have completed their NYSC. Consideration may be given to Sponsored Company Staff with 5yrs relevant experience on a minimum CGPA of 3.2 on a scale of 5.0.


Application Processing Fee: A non- refundable Application Processing Fee of Twenty Thousand Naira (NGN20, 000) in certified bank draft made payable to the Offshore Technology Institute, University of Port Harcourt. Application Form can be obtained on-line from The Form should be completed and submitted online A hard copy of the completed Form along with the Bank Draft should also be submitted in person or via courier to: The Director, Offshore Technology Institute (OTI), ETF Gas Engineering Building, University Park (UNIPARK), P.O.Box 50, Uniport Post Office, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. 

Scholarship: Candidates are expected to seek sponsorship from corporate bodies, PTDF, State/ Federal Scholarship Boards and other sponsoring agencies.

                                              Mrs. Dorcas D.Otto     



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