- 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
Oil and Gas Engineering Masters MSc
MSc Oil and Gas Engineering
This course provides the knowledge required for a range of professional careers within the oil and gas industry. You will gain an understanding of engineering relevant to upstream oil and gas engineering.
It develops professional levels of skill in key subject areas by building on a foundation of first degree level scientific and mathematical skills. Typical students include new graduates and people working in oil and gas companies, energy companies, national oil companies, engineering firms, and project service companies.
Another related complementary course is our MSc Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering which is aimed at students who wish to work in the Oil and Gas Industry with particular focus on offshore operations such as exploration, drilling and production. An advantage of these two courses is that they are designed to have the same first four stage 1 modules introducing the Oil and Gas industry so that students, having gained more understanding of the industry, can compare the courses and swap between courses during stage 1, as they decide which course they would prefer to follow in stage 2. This flexible approach offers students the advantage of more choice during their study.
You can study for this course full-time at our campus in Aberdeen or online via the university's virtual learning environment CampusMoodle.
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.
- Business Essentials
Exit award: PgCert Oil and Gas Engineering
- Engineering Project Management
- Environmental Impact and Risk Management
- Materials & Corrosion
- Completions & Subsea Systems
Exit award: PgDip Oil and Gas Engineering
- Individual Project Report
Award: MSc Oil and Gas Engineering
3. Entry requirements
Applicants must have a good Honours degree from a UK University or an overseas equivalent qualification in Engineering or a related discipline. Those with other qualifications, but with considerable appropriate industrial experience, may be considered.
Students from Nigeria should have a 2:1 or above in Engineering or a related discipline.
All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.
Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.
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
Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan
Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400.
Students can apply now by downloading an application form from the SAAS web site.
2015-16 Full-time per entire course
- Scottish and EU students: £7,100
- RUK students: £10,450
- International students: £18,060
All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.
Not only significantly helping you with the financial costs of studying, our scholarships will help you to develop valuable links with industry.
6. How to apply
The MSc Oil and Gas Engineering course is extremely popular. In the interests of fairness to all applicants, specific application procedures apply.
Applications should be made through Apply online at www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline
If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office:
- Email PGOffice@rgu.ac.uk
- Call +44 (0) 1224 262132
If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:
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