Oil and Gas Engineering Masters MSc

MSc Oil and Gas Engineering

1. Overview

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.

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.

Stage 1

  • Subsurface
  • Wells
  • Facilities
  • Business Essentials

Exit award: PgCert Oil and Gas Engineering

Stage 2

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Environmental Impact and Risk Management
  • Materials & Corrosion
  • Completions & Subsea Systems

Exit award: PgDip Oil and Gas Engineering

Stage 3

  • 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.

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

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.

2014-15 Full-time per entire course 

  • Scottish and EU students: £6,930
  • RUK students: £10,280
  • International students: £17,000 

Download information on Distance Learning costs per module.

For further information on Distance Learning course fees please contact energy@rgu.ac.uk or see Student Finance pages

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.

Find out more about our Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships

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: 

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

7. Educational Partnerships

The MSc in Oil and Gas engineering is also available to students through our international education partners:

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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
Accredited By
Energy Institute

Postgraduate Guide

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781