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 normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Engineering or a relevant discipline such as Geology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis

Find out if you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (PDF 104KB)

English Language

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

 

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

4. Placements and accreditations

This course is accredited by the Energy Institute on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

For further information on professional registration and how to apply for Chartered Engineer status please download the Engineering Council’s Guide to Professional Registration:

Engineering Council - Pocket Guide to Professional Registration 2017

Students enrolled on this course are entitled to free membership of the Energy Institute. Benefits include automatic admission to your local EI branch providing the opportunity to network with energy professionals in your local area.

Further details of EI membership and its benefits

5. How to apply

All applications should be made through Apply online.

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

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6. 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

7. Course Fees

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 on finance: Student Finance pages

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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
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Accredited By
Energy Institute
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