Drilling and Well Engineering Course MSc

MSc Drilling and Well Engineering

1. Overview

The course is aimed at practising drilling engineers. It focuses on the concept of effective well construction, and aims to develop high levels of professional skill in the key areas of well design, drilling and operations management.

Typical students include those working in oil and gas companies, energy companies, national oil companies, engineering firms and project service companies. Graduates of MSc Drilling and Well Engineering are now employed in every oil producing area of the world and work for many of the oil majors and drilling contractors. 

The course focuses on the concept of effective well construction, and aims to develop high levels of professional skill in the key areas of well design, drilling and operations management.

You can study for this course full-time at our campus in Aberdeen or online via the university's virtual learning environment CampusMoodle.

Download a PDF of this course

MSc Drilling and Well Engineering Leaflet (PDF 160KB)

2. What you will study

Each module comprises up to 52 hours of lectures and tutorials. Significant additional private study is expected during each module.

Stage 1

  • Subsurface
  • Wells
  • Facilities
  • Business Essentials

Exit Award: PgCert Oil and Gas Engineering

Stage 2

  • Completions and Subsea System
  • Drilling Technology
  • Drilling Operations Management
  • Advanced Well Engineering

Exit Award: PgDip Drilling and Well Engineering

Stage 3

  • Individual Project Report

Award: MSc Drilling and Well Engineering

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our Course Disclaimer for more information.

3. Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Engineering at level 2.1 or above. Applicants with engineering degrees at level 2.2 with relevant years of industry experience may be considered. Those with other qualifications but with considerable years of relevant work experience may be considered. 

Students from Nigeria should have a 2:1 or above in Engineering or a related discipline.

English Language Requirements

All students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their English language skills by gaining Academic IELTS with 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each element, Pearson PTE with 61 overall and a minimum of 51 in each element or TOEFL iBT with 88 Overall, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

English Language Requirements

4. Placements and accreditations

This course is accredited by the Energy Institute for Further Learning at Masters Level. Visit the Energy Institute web site for further information.

5. Student Funding

2017-18 Full-time per entire course

  • UK and EU students: £5,200
  • International students: £16,300

Engineering Online Distance Learning Fees 2016-17 (PDF 74KB) - From January 2017

Engineering Online Distance Learning Fees 2017-18 (PDF 81KB) - From January 2018

For further enquires please contact energy@rgu.ac.uk

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Disclaimer

For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. Students will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

6. How to apply

All applications should be made through Apply online.

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7. Scholarships

Not only significantly helping you with the financial costs of studying, our scholarships will help you to develop valuable links with industry.

Find out more about our Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships

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MSc

Start date

Full-time - September / Online Distance Learning - January

Course length

Full-time - 45 weeks / Online Distance Learning - Minimum 3 years and 6 months

Mode of Attendance

Full-time / Online Distance Learning

Academic school
School of Engineering
Accredited By
Energy Institute
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