- 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
- More Information:
- Postgraduate Admissions +44 (0) 1224 262209 PGOffice@rgu.ac.uk
- Accredited By
Drilling and Well Engineering MSc
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.
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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
- Completions and Subsea System
- Drilling Technology
- Drilling Operations Management
- Advanced Well Engineering
Exit Award: PgDip Drilling and Well Engineering
- 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
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
* 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:
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.
5. How to apply
All applications should be made through Apply online.
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:
Terms and Conditions of Admissions
The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.
Not only significantly helping you with the financial costs of studying, our scholarships will help you to develop valuable links with industry.
7. Course Fees
2017-18 Full-time per entire course
- UK and EU students: £5,200
- International students: £16,300
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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.
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