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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.

Visit the Oil and Gas MSc page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Women in Engineering Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Women in Engineering Programme supports female graduates to attain their full potential in the engineering profession. The Programme consists of a bespoke mentoring scheme (all mentors are professionals), personal professional development training and visits to industry. The Programme also includes a £10,000 Women in Engineering Award for 30 selected female students starting their full-time masters studies in September 2015 on a range of MSc courses.This Programme aims to help you promote yourself as an engineer, have a better understanding of the career paths and opportunities available to you, and develop a network of key contacts to help you rise to the top of your profession.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must be a female UK/EU student applying for one of the relevant MSc full-time courses listed on our website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/cedps/courses/women-in-engineering.
You must be studying for your undergraduate degree in the UK, having paid the £9,000 per annum undergraduate tuition fee, and will graduate in 2014/15.
You must have an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Technology, Science or Mathematics, and be eligible for associate or graduate membership of one of the UK Engineering Institutions.
Additional conditions may apply to students from Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland who may be receiving additional funding. Please contact the university for further details.

Application Procedure

There is no separate application procedure for this scholarship. How well you fit the criteria will be based on information taken from your postgraduate application form (application is online via the Brunel website). You should ensure that you submit a strong personal statement that answers the key points above. A good reference from your employer or supervisor will also be an important factor.Applications to the Women in Engineering programme will also be considered from graduate engineers who do not qualify for the current Women in Engineering scholarship.Places on the programme may be offered conditional to receipt of impending qualifications, if it is evident that other criteria have been met. The deadline for application is 1 September 2015.

Further Information


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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