Petroleum Engineering Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Part-time
University of Bradford - - - £8784 £20885 - Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 71% 10% 5% - - 126 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 71% 10% 5% - - 126 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 83% 0% 0% - - 179 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Teesside University 83% 0% 0% - - 179 Middlesbrough On campus Part-time
University of Aberdeen 83% 0% 0% - - 179 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Petroleum Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29821 £34421 £39801
25-75 percentile range £25703 - £33007 £27631 - £42945 £30576 - £50016

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29360 £33143 £38655
25-75 percentile range £26001 - £32955 £26783 - £40463 £30147 - £47333

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Petroleum Engineering

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Petroleum Engineering who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Petroleum Engineering

  • The Oil Industry
  • Manufacturing and Manage Companies
  • Research Laboratories

Specialisations within Petroleum Engineering

  • Drilling Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Surface Facilities Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Petrophysical Engineering

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Petroleum Engineering who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Petroleum Engineering (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Petroleum Engineering at London South Bank University

20% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Process, plant and machine operatives
15% Engineering professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of Petroleum Engineering in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Petroleum Engineering

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Petroleum Engineering.

FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Petroleum Engineering studies:
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - BEng (Hons)

Petroleum Engineering at University of Aberdeen received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 83 out of 100 among 24 respondents.

The median salary of graduates of Petroleum Engineering was £29821 15 months after graduation, £34421 3 years after graduation and £39801 5 years after graduation.