University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering

Created in response to the worldwide shortage of qualified engineers in the petroleum refining systems engineering industry, this programme combines petroleum refining (technologies, operations and economics) and systems engineering (modelling and simulation, optimisation, and process design and integration). Students will learn about the general economics of the energy sector, oil exploration and production, as well as renewable energy systems. Furthermore, the study of the various aspects of petroleum refining will be augmented by unique work assignments at a virtual oil refining and chemical company.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in an engineering, science or related subject. Practitioners with suitable qualifications and relevant experience in engineering, science or technology are also welcome to apply. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 6.5, IELTS minimum by component: 6.0.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Refinery and petrochemical processing; process safety and operations integrity; process and energy integration; process modelling and simulation; process systems design; optimisation and decision-making. Optional modules: Introduction to petroleum production; energy economics and technology; economics of international oil and gas; renewable energy technologies; sustainable development applications; technology, business and research seminars; knowledge-based systems and artificial intelligence; supply chain management; transitions to a low carbon energy economy; biomass processing technology.

Assessment methods

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.

Sponsorship information

GREAT Surrey Scholarships: Enabling you to gain a deep insight into a specialised field by studying in a research-focused institution with close links to industry, a Master's qualification in Engineering from the University of Surrey gives you a significant advantage in your future career. For selected postgraduate courses starting in 2015, the University is offering graduates from India the opportunity to apply for one of ten scholarships worth £3,000 through the GREAT Scholarships (India programme).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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