University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering

**Why choose this course** There's a worldwide shortage of qualified engineers in the petroleum-refining systems-engineering industry. Our MSc Petroleum Refining Systems is filling that gap by providing you with the teaching you need to become a qualified and successful engineer. Our course is taught by experts in the industry, and combines technologies, operations and economics with modelling, simulation, optimisation, and process design and integration. **What you will study** Our MSc Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering will equip you with the essential knowledge for engineering careers in the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. You will gain a thorough 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. You'll also learn more about petroleum refining through our unique work assignments at a virtual oil-refining and chemical company.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in either Chemistry, Engineering or Physics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) RESEARCH DISSERTATION (PRISE) - Compulsory ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Optional OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Compulsory REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING - Compulsory SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS - Optional TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Optional TRANSITIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY - Optional BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Optional ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS - Optional INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION - Optional KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Compulsory PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Compulsory PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Compulsory SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Semester 1 - Choose 1 from the 6 listed optional modules Semester 2 - Choose 1 from the 6 listed optional modules PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Optional OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Compulsory REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING - Compulsory SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS - Optional TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Optional TRANSITIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY - Optional BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Optional ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS - Optional INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION - Optional KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Compulsory PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Compulsory PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Compulsory SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional Year 2 (part-time) RESEARCH DISSERTATION (PRISE) - Compulsory ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Optional OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Compulsory REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING - Compulsory SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS - Optional TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Optional TRANSITIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY - Optional BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Optional ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS - Optional INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION - Optional KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Compulsory PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Compulsory PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Compulsory SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months
MSc Full-time February 2020 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time February 2020 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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