University of Salford

University of Salford

Petroleum and Gas Engineering

The course explores the geology, exploration, drilling, production, reservoir engineering, distribution and transmission of oil and gas from practical and theoretical viewpoints. We aim to teach students to problem solve issues in development, design, business and economics, which will help you make management and scientific decisions in the workplace.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 degree or equivalent in an engineering or scientific discipline. Applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully are welcomed.

Course modules

Modules include: Petroleum economics and project management; geology, exploration, drilling and production; fundamentals of natural gas and production systems and design; distribution, transmission systems and design; gas flow and network analysis; project/dissertation; experimental and measurement methods.

Assessment methods

Students are required to attend all of the modules. There are 7 examination sessions. Students must pass all the modules studied with an overall average of at least 50 per cent in the module programmes and in the course assessed work. All laboratory and course assessed work must be submitted on time and to the required standard. Students admitted to the course at Diploma level with examination and coursework of 50 per cent may proceed to MSc level. MSc students must undertake a dissertation on any aspect of the natural gas business either experimentally or computationally. The project can frequently relate to research work already in the school and or natural gas engineering and management. Students will be assessed by both coursework 50 per cent and examinations 50 per cent.

Sponsorship information

Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for International students only).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,390 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,275 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,732 per Credit module (overseas fees) 3 years
PgDip Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 10,928 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
PgDip Part-time £ 1,275 per Credit module (home fees) 18 months
PgDip Part-time £ 2,732 per Credit module (overseas fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

Key information

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0161 295 4545