University of Surrey
Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering
This programme will equip you with the essential knowledge for engineering careers in the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. Upon completion of the course you will have gained a comprehensive understanding of oil refining and associated downstream processing technologies, operations and economics; process safety and operations integrity; and methods for the optimal design of process systems. You will learn about the general economics of the energy sector, oil exploration and production, as well as renewable energy systems. Furthermore, your study of the various aspects of petroleum refining will be augmented by unique work assignments at a virtual oil-refining and chemical company.
MSc: A minimum 2.1 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Chemistry, Engineering, Physics or a related discipline. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.
Example module listing: optimisation and decision-making; process modelling and simulation; refinery and petrochemical process; renewable energy technologies; solar energy technology; advanced process control; technology, business and research seminars; energy economics and technology; process and energy integration; process systems design; process safety and operation integrity; knowledge-based systems and artificial intelligence; supply chain management; biomass processing technology; introduction to petroleum production; wind energy technology; economics of international oil and gas; dissertation.
Assessment methods include dissertation, examinations and continuous assessment; the latter will be based on solutions to tutorial questions, reports covering practical sessions and fieldwork, and essays on a number of suitable topics.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||20,500 per Year 1 (International)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||9,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||12 Months|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||4,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||24 Months|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||10,300 per Year 1 (International)||24 Months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||GU2 7XH||South East|
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