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Petroleum and Gas Engineering

The MSc in Petroleum and Gas Engineering is a programme that encompasses a wide range of specific knowledge, in particular Formation Evaluation, Reservoir Engineering and Reservoir Simulation. It also gives you the ability to appraise and select the appropriate technologies for safe production and for enhancing the recovery of hydrocarbon oil and gas, as pertinent to the modern petroleum industry.

This course is planned to respond to the need for specialists in upstream petroleum engineering systems and management by meeting the growing skills shortage of people, with core knowledge in this field. It provides relevant, up-to-date skills that will equip graduates and working professionals in the advanced concepts of reservoir and field development. It supports career development for the industry as well as career change.

On this course you can:

  • Undertake field work in a number of locations in the UK
  • Undertake an industry relevant project working with industry

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a Science or Engineering subject. Professionals with other qualifications and a minimum of three years relevant industrial experience may also be considered.

English language requirements

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Course modules

You will study six units on this course plus an individual project.

The course concludes with an individual project in which you apply your knowledge to a significant, in-depth piece of analysis or design. Your projects will be tailored to your individual interests and may take place in our own laboratories or, by agreement, in industry. You will have the opportunity to attend seminars on project planning/management, ethics, health and safety, report writing, library skills and career management, to help prepare for the demands of the course and for future study or employment.

Core units include:

  • Petroleum Fundamentals and Exploration
  • Reservoir Characterisation
  • Reservoir Engineering and Simulation
  • Well Engineering
  • Unconventional Resources
  • Energy Economics Management and Risk Analysis
  • Plus an individual project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is geared towards the subject matter in a way that encourages a deeper understanding and allows you to develop your skills. It includes examinations, assessed coursework, laboratory work and a dissertation that can often be linked with industry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Fee status Fee Study period Duration
MSc Full-time Home/EU £ 6,400 Whole course 1 years
MSc Part-time International £ 2,130 Academic year 3 years

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