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Oil and Gas Computing


Course Description

Designed and run in partnership with the oil and gas sector, specifically to produce industry-aware graduates with advanced Computing Science expertise.

The MSc Oil & Gas Computing programme has been developed in collaboration with world leading oil and gas companies and service providers in the industry. The programme is truly unique and is specifically for Computing Science graduates looking to gain the required knowledge to help solve a major “skills gap” within the oil and gas sector.

The key benefits of the MSc to graduates are:

- Gaining knowledge and understanding of the language and concepts of the oil and gas industry
- Teaching and expertise from both academic staff and industry professionals
- Gaining full spectrum knowledge of the data and knowledge management needs of the sector from exploration through to market
- Based in Aberdeen, the European oil and gas capital and a global centre of oil & gas expertise
- Opportunities to engage in industry case studies and practical projects

The programme is structured across three semesters, each building on the achievements of the previous one. Students who reach the end of a semester of study have the option of graduating with the qualification reached (PgCert or PgDip) or continuing into the next semester of study to enhance their qualification to the next level (PgDip or MSc).

The main content of the programme is constructed around the following topics:

Big data in oil and gas
Security for data, software and data centres
Sensor networks
Autonomous intelligent systems
Computer modelling and simulation
Cloud computing and Web services
Mobile computing
Data visualisation
Data mining
Legal aspects of oil and gas software and data
Human-computer interaction and computer-mediated human-human interaction

Following successful completion of the required modules, students undertake a summer project which will be industry-led with the best candidates being hosted at a major Oil and Gas Company.

Visit the Oil and Gas Computing page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Science and Engineering Distinction and Merit Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Distinction Scholarships (£5,000 each) - for applicants that have achieved the equivalent of a 1st class UK Honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates a passion for the subject and a relevant background (for example work experience). Merit Scholarships (£2,000 each) - for applicants that have achieved the equivalent of an upper second class UK Honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates a passion for the subject and a relevant background (for example work experience).Eligible Programmes:MSc Geographical Information Systems
MSc Oil and Gas Chemistry
MSc Information Systems and Data Management
MSc Information Technology
MSc Oil and Gas Computing
MSc Geophysics
MSc Oil and Gas Enterprise Management
MSc Renewable Energy Engineering
- Only self-funded applicants are eligible
- If you are eligible to apply, please download the scholarship application form and submit it alongside your programme application
- For Sept 2015 entry, the first closing date for the scholarship will be 1st March 2015. If funding remains, the next closing date will be 1 May and then 1st July 2015
- All relevant transcripts and other information requested as part of any offer have to be received by the University prior to any decision being made
- If unsuccessful for a distinction scholarship, candidates will be automatically considered for a merit scholarship. There will be no need to complete a second one page application form--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Value of Scholarship(s)

2000 - 5000

Eligibility

Distinction and Merit scholarships available for a selection of MSc programmes to students from a specificed list of International Countries. Visit your relevant country pages here to find out if you are eligible - http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/inmycountry/index.php Distinction Scholarships - for applicants that have achieved a UK equivalent of a 1st class honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates good experience and a passion for the subject. Merit Scholarships – for applicants that have achieved a UK equivalent of an upper second class honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates good experience and a passion for the subject.

Application Procedure

Download application form from our funding database or on your relevant In My Country pages.

Further Information

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/details.php?funding_id=274



Entry Requirements

The programme is aimed at graduates in Computer Science or those with an equivalent qualification. Our minimum entry requirement is a UK Honours degree (or an honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth) at 2:1 (upper second) class or above.Due to the nature of this programme attention will be paid to applicants’ personal statements.

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