The Master of Science Degree in Oil & Gas Engineering (formerly Energy Futures (Oil & Gas)) has been designed to provide students with a detailed knowledge of the technology required to ensure energy provision in the oil and gas industry and aims to give both a theoretical and practical grounding equipping them to become future managers of energy projects. Teaching is by specialist staff drawn from Engineering, Geology, Chemistry, and the Energy Industry each of whom are highly regarded in their field of expertise.
The programme is constantly updated to reflect the current and future needs of the energy industry. One of the main features of the MSc Programme is its interdisciplinary nature, being suitable for students with mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical and other suitable engineering backgrounds. In special cases, the Programme is also made available to those with relevant science backgrounds.
Tomorrow depends on talented, enterprising people - like those who make up our community of innovators. The University of Aberdeen has a proven track record of preparing graduates for the Energy sector. Students benefit from research active staff, and from close proximity and good working relationships with industry. Aberdeen is at the heart of the energy industry in Europe, a factor that makes it possible to offer a curriculum that is highly relevant to the needs of employers, alongside cutting-edge research. A degree from the University of Aberdeen puts you in a unique position to develop business links alongside of learning and developing additional skills through the programme.
Energy Technologies: Current Issues and Future Directions
Fundamental Concepts in Safety Engineering
Finding Oil: Geosciences in Exploration and Production
Oil and Gas Chemistry
Well & Reservoir Engineering
Dissertation – This is normally specified in collaboration with industrial partners, supervised either in the School of Engineering or in the companies. Please note that an industry placement is not compulsory and cannot be guaranteed
The principal method of student assessment is through written examinations. Examinations for the first half-session courses are in last two weeks of January and those for the second half-session are in May. Some courses conducted by the Geology Department have the exams during the course of the semester. Candidates are normally expected to pass all examinations and all projects submissions. MSc candidates must submit a dissertation on their project, and may be required to undergo an oral examination.
This Programme is currently offered as a full-time, on-campus, course. The duration of the Programme is 12 months, starting in late September.
The taught part of the Programme consists of two half-sessions: the first running from September to late January, and the second from late January to mid June. The two half-sessions comprise courses that are taught by staff from the School of Engineering, Department Chemistry, and School of Geosciences. In addition, a number of industrially-based external lecturers contribute to the Programme to give examples of how theoretical concepts are currently being applied in industry.
After the second half-session written examinations in May/June, students registered for the MSc degree start an industry or school based project, where this can be arranged, and at the end of this period, an individual project report, in the form of a dissertation, has to be handed in and examined by our External Examiners, who will may also make an oral examination of some students on all aspects of the Programme. The final assessment takes account of performance in all parts of the Programme and examinations.
Funding exists for this programme (dependent on eligibility). Please visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding
More information about this programme can be found on our Postgraduate Prospectus: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/prospectus/pgrad/study/taught.php?code=oilgas