Welcome to Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba

UPIK is a government aided tertiary Institution under the Ministry of Education and Sports. UPIK is mandated to train technicians in Oil and Gas operations and maintenance programmes. Currently the Institute is running  three  two-year Diploma programmes in Oil and Gas viz:

The Diploma in Petroleum Engineering(DPE)

The Diploma in Upstream Petroleum Operations (DUPO)

The Diploma in Downstream Petroleum Operations (DDPO) 

Our core values centre around service with excellence. Professionalism, Excellence, Teamwork, Integrity, Accountability, Diversity and Inclusion (PETRIADI).


We strive in perfection in all what we do.


We do what is considered right in all circumstances, while maintaining the highest ethical standards. 


We plan and execute all tasks with a sense of urgency, discipline and a positive attitude.


We treat everyone with honour and equity.


We work together to accomplish the mission.

Diversity and Inclusion

We value and celebrate the uniqueness that comprises our Institute.


We treasure reliability and personal responsibility in all that we do especially when honouring our commitments.






To be a regional center of excellence of training professionals, technicians, and craftsmen in the oil and gas sector.

To provide a World Class Education in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering in order to support and advance the Petroleum and Energy Sectors. To achieve this Mission,  the Institute is committed to Academic Excellence and to the fostering of an intellectual environment that leads to the development of suitably trained graduates who can be technical experts / leaders in their respective fields of expertise in the, East African Region and in the World at large. 

Latest Events

city and guildsUganda Petroleum Institute, Kigumba was granted approval as a Centre to offer City & Guilds Qualifications on the 21 November 2018 and we were allocated the Centre Number: 851035. Our accreditation allows us to offer 22 City & Guilds programs from level 1 to level 3. We are also proud to be the first Public Institute to attain City &Guilds accreditation.



Our Courses

Diploma in Downstream Petroleum Operations 2 years

Diploma in Petroleum Engineering (DPE) 2 years

Diploma in Upstream Petroleum Operations 2 years

Certificate in Electrical Maintenance 1 years

Certificate in Scaffolding 1 years

STAFF TRAINING IN HSE IN OIL AND GAS SPONSORED BY CNOOC Monday, May 27, 2019 08:00 am +03:00 5 Days https://upik.ac.ug/news-events/institute-calender