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 a two-year Diploma programme in Petroleum Engineering accredited by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). 

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. The institute will be committed to academic excellence and the fostering of an intellectual environment that leads to the development of suitably trained graduates who can be future leaders in their respective fields of expertise in Uganda, East Africa, and beyond.

To achieve this mission UPIK has been following a dynamic programme that was developed with industry key stakeholders and consultants to ensure conformity to world standards.

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.