Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Oil and Gas Technology

The programme contains 8 taught courses covering key topics in surface and sub-surface engineering. Two projects towards the end of the programme provide opportunities for participants to demonstrate their knowledge in the design of a surface facility and to study a specific topic of interest.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.1) in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or physics, or a closely related subject. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Alternative backgrounds, such as vocational training complemented with sufficient relevant industrial experience and continued professional development will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you are not from a UK Border Agency (UKBA) recognised English speaking country, we will need to see evidence of your English language ability. If your 1st degree was taught in English, a letter from them confirming this will be sufficient. Otherwise the minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.

Course modules

Semester 1: Mandatory: process engineering A; thermodynamics Reservoir Engineering. Semester 2: Mandatory: oil and gas process engineering process selection; production technology; petroleum economics and planning; critical analysis and research preparation Semester 3: Mandatory for MSc: field development project; individual project.

Assessment methods

For the MSc and PGDip degrees, students are required to take 8 taught courses. MSc students then complete the programme by undertaking 2 30 credit projects.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
0131 451 3284