Petroleum Engineering Degree MSc

MSc Petroleum Production Engineering

1. Overview

This MSc in Petroleum Production Engineering is aimed at practising oilfield engineers and managers who already have at least two years oil and gas industry experience.

The course has been developed and is supported by experienced industry professionals, using authentic industry applications software, technical standards and engineering practices.

This full-time or distance learning degree in Petroleum Production Engineering covers wells and related production facilities, whether on land, offshore or subsea.

2. What you will study

Each study 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

  • Production System Modelling
  • Production Operations
  • Completions and Subsea Systems
  • Petroleum Economics & Asset Management

Exit Award: PgDip Petroleum Production Engineering

Stage 3

  • Individual Project Report

Award: MSc Petroleum Production 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 or closely related discipline and at least 2 years practical industrial experience relevant to Production Engineering. Exceptionally, candidates who have a relevant HND level qualification together with extensive Production Engineering experience may, at the University's discretion, 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

Full-time All Students 2015-16 - £18,580 per course

Engineering Online Distance Learning Fees 2015/16 (PDF 76KB)

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All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.

6. How to apply

The MSc Petroleum Production Engineering course is extremely popular. In the interests of fairness to all applicants, specific application procedures apply. All applications should be made through Apply online at

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7. Further Requirements for Full-time International Students

Those who hold offers for this course require an ATAS clearance certificate before they can apply for a visa.

ATAS Clearance Information

8. 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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Start date

Full-time - September / Distance Learning - January

Course length

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

Mode of Attendance

Full-time / 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