Brunel University
Oil and Gas Engineering MSc MSc
Brunel University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Brunel University London provides this world-leading MSc degree with scholarships available to support development of the next generation of oil and gas engineers.

This unique, industry-focused MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering is delivered at the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), a state-of-the-art postgraduate engineering facility based at Granta Park, near Cambridge.

The aim of this postgraduate engineering degree is to develop you into a highly sought after oil and gas engineering specialist with the skills to rapidly design and commission oilfield installations to meet energy demands.

Our Oil and Gas Engineering MSc focuses on the design of oil and gas structures. You will gain a sound understanding and in-depth knowledge of oilfield structural design, fabrication and installation.

NSIRC is a unique academia-industry collaboration located within the headquarters of TWI. Here you'll find dedicated teaching and research laboratories including 15 million pounds worth of state-of-the-art equipment. You will benefit from access to a range of leading and industry relevant software packages, as well as an on-site high performance computing facility to run high-fidelity and complex numerical simulation to support your experimental work. As a Cambridge-based student, you’ll also have access to all the course-related facilities at Brunel and will enjoy regular organised visits to the Brunel University London campus.

Based within an industrial environment, there are excellent opportunities for networking, together with undertaking applied research on real engineering projects. Combined with the benefits of living in the Cambridge area, which includes historical, cultural and social attractions, NSIRC attracts international students and practising engineers, thus greatly enhancing your learning experience.

Brunel’s Oil and Gas Engineering MSc degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

Your work will be assessed through coursework, technical reports, research assignments, oral presentations, structured debates, individual and group projects, exams and your dissertation project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
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    • 7.0
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    • 6.0
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    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Arts, Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Law
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Science, Technology and IT
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A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a relevant branch of engineering or science. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Brunel University London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Oil and Gas Engineering MSc MSc

EU £9650 year 1
England UK £9650 year 1
Northern Ireland £9650 year 1
Scotland £9650 year 1
Wales £9650 year 1
International £19855 year 1

Additional fee information

For more information on any additional course-related costs visit brunel.ac.uk/study/admissions/additional-costs. When they are confirmed, EU fees will be published on the Brunel website.

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Brunel University

Established in 1957, Brunel University is located in the large town of Uxbridge, in suburban London. Thanks to its location, Brunel University has numerous public transport connections to London, which students make use of for expanding their options when it comes to work experience placements. The admission rate is lower than in many universities, so applicants should prepare their personal statements and interviews well when applying to enrol here.

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