Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering MSc

1. Overview

Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering activity is increasing all around the world and graduates from this course will have a particular focus on operations in the ocean, processing, pipelines, subsea systems, materials and corrosion.

Our practice-based course covers the competencies demanded by industry organisations, such as the Energy Institute (EI).

  • This course is fully accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) which ensures the course content is to the highest industry standards providing you with key recognition. This course will also count towards the academic requirements of the EI allowing you to work towards your chartered status.
  • The course combines academic engineering study with current, real-world industry practice. This is achieved by combining the strengths of the School of Engineering's full-time staff with the knowledge and skills of industry specialists, providing you with access to world-class teaching and research.

Please note, this course is not currently open for applications for 2018-19.

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

  • Materials and Corrosion
  • Processing and Pipelines
  • Oceans, Operability & Humans in the Ocean
  • Subsea Systems

Exit award: PgDip Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering

Stage 3

  • Individual Project Report

Award: MSc Offshore Oil and Gas 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

This course is not currently open for applications for 2018-19. 

Register your interest

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

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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.

Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

6. Prospects

This course provides the knowledge required for a range of professional careers within the offshore oil and gas industry.

7. 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

8. Course Fees

2017-18 per entire course 

  • UK and EU students: £5,200
  • International students: £16,300

Engineering Online Distance Learning Fees 2016-17 (PDF 81KB) - From January 2017

Engineering Online Distance Learning Fees 2017-18 (PDF 72KB) - From January 2018

Engineering Online Distance Learning Fees 2018-19 (PDF 80KB) - From January 2019

For further enquires please contact energy@rgu.ac.uk

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 see Student Finance pages

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MSc

Start Date

Not currently open for applications for 2018-19

Course Length

Online Distance Learning - Minimum 3 years and 6 months

Mode of Attendance

Distance Learning

Academic School
School of Engineering
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Accredited By
Energy Institute Accredited Course

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