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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas



  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    5 Months, 27 Months or 30 Months

  • Course Type

    MSc, Other

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    21 August 2019

This programme is delivered online to allow you to study flexibly from remote locations and anywhere in the world with internet access. You study at University of Aberdeen which has been providing oil and gas industry programmes since the 1970s.

You study with world renowned academics who have closely studied, consulted with and researched the oil and gas industry. If you have a science or engineering background you might want to consider Oil and Gas Engineering at Masters degree level. This qualification takes you across the full life cycle of production and it contains quite a few 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.

This 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 inception of the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen since the 1970s. Aberdeen is known the world over for energy production out of Aberdeen city and academics have worked with industry to ensure that knowledge is relevant now and in the future. You study use of technology and management of energy innovation projects.

Courses listed for the programme

Year 1

  • Compulsory
  • Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience
  • Fundamentals of Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts
  • Well and Production Engineering
  • Flow Assurance

Year 2

  • Compulsory
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • Facilities Engineering

Year 3

  • Individual Project in Oil and Gas Engineering

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You can study online in your own free time and pay by module
  • You can take up to six years to complete the degree if 27 months is not long enough for your personal circumstances
  • You study at University of Aberdeen a world-renowned university linked to the oil and gas industry and research
  • You are taught by internationally respected researchers known to the oil and gas industry

Where you study

  • Online Learning
  • 5 Months, 27 Months, or 30 Months
  • Part Time
  • September or January start

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Visit the Oil and Gas Engineering MSc or ISS (Online) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!





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