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The College of Physical Sciences is based on the King's College campus in Old Aberdeen, one of the most historical parts of the City of Aberdeen. The College has a clear vision to provide academically challenging programmes of study for undergraduate and postgraduate students and to lead the field in cutting edge research activities.
There is a long history of interdisciplinary co-operation on research with colleagues in other parts of the University and with partners in a wide range of prestigious Institutions, both in the UK and overseas.
The College has an enviable record in attracting funding from Research Councils, private organisations and the European Union. The recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) highlighted the strengths of the researchers in the College with high ratings achieved in all areas. We have created a vibrant, dynamic environment for research staff and students who have access to the latest technology to help with their ground-breaking investigations.
As a member of the Aberdeen Research Consortium, we have formed links with several local research Institutions to share knowledge and expertise and ensure Aberdeen maintains its high profile in the international research arena.
New postgraduate students attend a formal induction programme as part of their training in research skills and personal transferable skills, which are developed throughout your stay with us. You will be encouraged to share the knowledge you acquire during your studies at seminars held within the University and at national and international conferences. This helps to develop your confidence and presentation skills. There are often opportunities to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate students in the College and this provides a useful way to supplement your income!
Studentship funding is also available from several sources such as the Research Councils and commercial organisations as well as from the College.
Throughout your stay with us, your supervisors will provide support and guidance for your studies and/or research and there is a range of support services available to all our students.
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Chemical Engineers have always been in demand across a multitude of sectors and the need for well qualified skills engineers with capabilities to adapt their skills across a wide range of industries has never been greater. Read more
This programme specialises in mechanical engineering and becoming proficient in designing anything that has background moving parts to allow it to work such as engines, motor driven devices and the effects of nature on mechanical objects and their ability to perform. Read more
This advanced programme allows you to explore the new capabilities in Advanced Structural Engineering and have the skills and knowledge to apply your learning to new challenges in these industries. Read more
Ageing infrastructure from the golden days of the oil and gas and energy industry is now being identified for decommissioning. Some of it is in the North Sea but many other countries are increasingly realising that they need to decommission properly and effectively due to environmental regulation. Read more
This is an online delivery of the on- campus degree which you can take flexibly part time whilst you work anywhere in the world. The degree comes from University of Aberdeen and a city which is headquarters to the European oil and gas industry. Read more
This Master's programme emphasises hands-on hardware and software development of mobile robotic solutions for the energy, transport, and logistics sectors as well as the project-based design of swarm and soft robotic technologies which are key for surveillance, healthcare as well as dexterous manipulation in the food and manufacturing industries. Read more
University of Aberdeen is well placed to provide significant expertise and strengths in Offshore Engineering which go back to the 1970s oil boom in Aberdeen in terms of research and teaching strengths the university can offer across engineering disciplines. Read more
Aberdeen has been a major world hub and European headquarters to the oil and gas industry with major FTSE 100 multinationals located in the city since the 1970s and the city and industry is world renowned for its learning and innovation. Read more
This is a flexible online programme from University of Aberdeen set in the European hub of the oil and gas industry offers you a variety of study options to gain your MSc in Petroleum Engineering from as little as 36 months to a maximum of 72 months to complete with 10-12 hours of study per week on average. Read more