Mechanical and Offshore Engineering BEng (Hons) / MEng

1. Overview

This course includes the core aspects of the Mechanical Engineering course and combines it with a specialism in Offshore Engineering.

Offshore Engineering involves the study of oil and gas exploration and recovery, platform design, pipelines, down-hole instrumentation and energy transformation. Aberdeen is the Energy Capital of Europe, and the School of Engineering is an international focus for the many technologies associated with energy.

Mechanical and offshore engineers must have the ability to work methodically and logically to solve real-life problems in the face of conflicting requirements. This course will equip you with the skills needed to face these challenges and prepare you for your future career.

The first two years are common to all three of our Mechanical Engineering courses. At the end of year 2, you can make an informed decision about which route you wish to follow.

2. What you will study

Year 1

  • Maths 1A
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Professional Skills
  • Maths 1B
  • Introduction to Design, Materials and Manufacture
  • Thermofluids 1
  • Product Development

Year 2

  • Maths 2A
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Thermofluids 2
  • Mechanical Engineering Design 1
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanical Engineering Design 2
  • Introduction to Electronics
  • Electrical Power

Year 3

  • Maths 3A
  • Signal Acquisition, Instrumentation and Control
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Project Management, Team Working and Leadership
  • Engineering Analysis 1
  • Industrial Plant
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Group Project

MEng ‘Fast-Track' only

  • Principles of Asset Management
  • Socially Responsible Management
  • Pre-Project Industrial Placement (double module)

Year 4

  • Engineering Analysis 2
  • Oil and Gas Engineering A
  • Safety, Risk and Reliability Management
  • Oil and Gas Engineering B
  • Plant Performance
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • BEng: Honours Project 
  • MEng: Individual Project

MEng ‘Fast-Track' only

  • Engineering Analysis 3
  • Quality Management for Engineers
  • Post-Project Industrial Placement (double module)

Year 5 - MEng only

  • Principles of Asset Management
  • Socially Responsible Management
  • Advanced Thermofluids
  • Quality Management for Engineers
  • Engineering Analysis 3
  • Materials and Corrosion Science
  • MEng Group Project

3. Entry requirements

MEng

SQA Higher: ABBB to include Maths and Physics or Technological Studies one of which must be at Grade A .  Standard Grade English at Grade 3 or above is required if not held at Higher.

GCE A Level: BBC to include Maths and Physics or Engineering or Design and Technology plus GCSE English at Grade C or above if not held at A Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: AB2B2B2 to include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies, one of which must be at Grade A. Ordinary Level English at Grade C1 or above is required if not held at Higher.

IB Diploma: 29 to include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies at Higher level. One of these subjects must be at Grade 6 and one at Grade 5. English is required at a minimum of Standard Level Grade 4.

BEng (Hons)

SQA Higher: BBBB to include Maths and Physics or Technological Studies. Standard Grade English at Grade 3 or above is required if not held at Higher.

GCE A Level: BCC to include Maths and Physics or Engineering or Design and Technology plus GCSE English at Grade C or above if not held at A Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: B2B2B2B2 to include Maths and Physics or Technological Studies  plus Ordinary Level English at Grade C1 or above if not held at Higher.

IB Diploma: 28 to include Maths and Physics/Technological Studies at Higher Level Grade 5 plus English at a minimum of Standard Level Grade 4.

Alternative Qualifications: Equivalent qualifications, e.g. SQA, BTEC, S/NVQs, overseas qualifications and Access programmes will be considered on an individual basis. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience are welcomed.

Degree Link Programme: A relevant HND from one of our partner colleges may be considered for year 3 entry.

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated. 

English language requirements

4. Placements and accreditations

Placement

The ‘fast-track’ version of the MEng course involves summer industrial placements following years 3 and 4, enabling completion of an MEng in 48 months. Eligibility for this route will be confirmed at the end of year 2.

Professional Accreditation

The MEng and BEng courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The MEng provides you with the full academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. The BEng (Hons) course requires further study at Masters level to satisfy the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

Locally-based companies recognise the value of an engineering education at Robert Gordon University and they have made available a number of different scholarships for the financial support of selected undergraduate students. 

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4 for accelerated MEng

International Students

  • £13,500 per academic year
  • £20,250 per year 3 and 4 for accelerated MEng

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4 for accelerated MEng

International Students

  • £12,500 per academic year
  • £18,750 per year 3 and 4 for accelerated MEng

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4, accelerated MEng

International Students

  • £5550 each summer placement
  • £11,100 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,750 per academic year
  • £5375 each summer placement

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All applicants must apply online at www.ucas.com/apply. Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

8. Prospects

Our graduates are highly sought after and many of them gain employment in the global oil and gas engineering sector. Our graduates are now employed in roles such as: marine engineer, senior well engineer, drilling manager, specialist drilling engineer, petroleum engineer, rig manager, subsea engineer and business analyst.

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BEng (Hons) / MEng
UCAS Code
H350
Start date
September 2014
Course length
Full-time: 4 years/5 years
Mode of Attendance
Full-time
Academic school
School of Engineering
More information:
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Accredited By
Institution of Mechanical Engineers

University pathways at ICRGU - first year entry

ICRGU

The International College at Robert Gordon University (ICRGU) offers first year degree entry into the BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Offshore Engineering degree at Robert Gordon University for International Students.

Case Study

  1. Ethan Clinkscales

    Third year student Ethan Clinkscales speaks about his experiences of studying towards his Mechanical and Offshore Engineering BEng (Hons) / MEng and why he chose RGU.

    Ethan Clinkscales Mechanical and Offshore Engineering BEng (Hons) / MEng


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