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Oil and Gas MSc


Course Description

The proposed programme consists of 180 credits, which will comprise of eight taught modules, each worth 15 credits, and the dissertation, worth 60 credits. The programme duration will be 12 months for full time study, or 24 months for part time. The delivery of the taught part of the programme will take place during the Autumn and Spring terms over 24 weeks. Students will be encouraged to start their dissertation at the beginning of the programme. During the Summer term students will be expected to intensify their effort on their dissertation project, researching the dissertation topic full time. Part time students will be allowed an extended period to execute their dissertation project in line with the overall programme duration. However, they will be expected to devote an equivalent of one day per week on their dissertation project.

This programme has been developed with extensive consultation with the industry. It will be delivered primarily by Brunel staff members and also by industrial specialists. The programme structure is shown below and comprises two parts. The first, taught part, includes a set of core modules. The programme provides fundamentals of structural and process engineering, and focuses on providing an understand of how to design oil and gas structures such as pipelines, offshore and onshore to withstand internal loading induced by complex internal flows of oil and gas and also external loads such as waves and wind. Throughout fundamental mathematical, computational, experimental, testing and inspection techniques as well as codes of practice are taken into account. Civil engineering and construction aspects are also taught. Part two comprises the dissertation project.

Entry Requirements

A UK first or second class (2:1) Honours degree, or equivalent or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in relevant branch of engineering or science.Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £7,750 full-time; £3,875 part-time International students: £16,000 full-time; £8,000 part-time


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