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.
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 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
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.
Please note these fees are for the academic year only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 20,500 (Year 1)||International||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 9,800 (Year 1)||Home/EU||12 Months|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 10,300 (Year 1)||International||24 Months|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 4,900 (Year 1)||Home/EU||24 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||February 2018||GBP 19,000 (Year 1)||International||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||February 2018||GBP 9,500 (Year 1)||Home/EU||12 Months|
|MSc||Part-time||February 2018||GBP 9,500 (Year 1)||International||24 Months|
|MSc||Part-time||February 2018||GBP 4,800 (Year 1)||Home/EU||24 Months|
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