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    Full time available

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  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 Year Full Time

  • Course Type

    PgDip, MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    29 March 2019

If you are interested in working in the oil and gas industry and you have a science or engineering background you might want to consider Oil and Gas Engineering at Master's degree level. This qualification takes you across the full life cycle of production and it contains a lot of employable elements and modules in themselves giving you a wide variety of skills and knowledge to take with you into employment.

You will often work with other specialists on offshore drilling platforms and facilities recording information on drilling, researching the most productive areas, ensuring maintenance and health and safety and a constant flow from a well. You also oversee some of the decommissioning aspects to redundant equipment on site.

Oil and Gas Engineering is a highly skilled job with a lot of responsibility associated to it, and you receive excellent input from University of Aberdeen which has been teaching oil and gas related subjects since the start of the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen in the 1970s. Aberdeen is known the world over for energy production and innovation out of Aberdeen city energy industry headquarters. There are nearly 1000 oil and gas companies located in Aberdeen. These include multinationals like BP, Chevron, Petrofac, Royal Dutch Shell, Total and many others. Further subsidiary and feeding companies include specialists in geotechnical, EIA consulting, surveying, different aspects of engineering, structures, safety and many other suppliers.

Many University of Aberdeen academics have worked with industry since the 1970s or have a background in the industry to ensure that knowledge is relevant now and in the future. You benefit from this industry and academic experience by learning from guest lectures, field trips, networking and 'live' projects. You study use of technology and management of energy innovation projects across engineering disciplines.


This programme is accredited by IMechE and Energy Institute

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Fundamental Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts
  • Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience

Semester 2

  • Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • Facilities Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Flow Assurance

Semester 3

  • Project

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • The programme allows you to explore a wide range of career options due to its breadth and depth
  • You learn technological skills, health and safety plus risk management, planning and communication
  • The programme is fully accredited by IMechE and Energy Institute both industry recognised
  • You are uniquely situated in Aberdeen city, Scotland, home of the European energy industry

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time
  • 12 Months
  • September or January start

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