University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Oil and Gas Engineering

This programme has been designed to provide students with a detailed knowledge of the technology required and all major engineering related elements associated with the oil and gas life-cycle. 1 of the main features of the programme is its interdisciplinary nature, being suitable for students with mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical and other suitable engineering backgrounds, making them future engineering leaders. The programme provides students with both a theoretical and practical grounding in this field, equipping them to tackle the challenges of this fast-evolving industry.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 (upper 2nd Class) UK Honours degree (or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth) in any branch of engineering or physics. Students with an applied maths degree may be considered if they have a high 2.1 or 1st Class degree. Applicants who have been educated in the medium of English are still required to meet the English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that applicants meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. Applicants who are in doubt about their proficiency in English should contact the British Council office or its equivalent in their country. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, it is important that their proficiency in English is good in order for them to study successfully at the University.

Course modules

Core modules include: reservoir engineering; fundamental concepts in safety engineering; fundamentals of petroleum geoscience; project management; oil and gas chemistry; facilities engineering; well and production engineering; flow assurance. Dissertation: This is normally specified in collaboration with industrial partners, supervised either in the School of Engineering or in the companies. Please note that an industry placement is not compulsory and cannot be guaranteed.

Assessment methods

The principal method of student assessment is through written examinations. Examinations for the first half-session courses are in December and those for the second half-session are in May. Some courses conducted by the Geology Department have the exams during the course of the semester. Candidates are normally expected to pass all examinations and all projects submissions. MSc candidates must submit a dissertation on their project, and may be required to undergo an oral examination.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,300 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 18,300 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School Admissions Unit, College of Physical Sciences
Telephone number: 
01224 272515