University of Aberdeen
Oil and Gas Engineering MSc
University of Aberdeen

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Delivered from the centre of the Energy Capital of Europe, this programme provides students with a theoretical and practical grounding in the key technologies to pursue careers in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry. The MSc Oil and Gas Engineering programme is designed to create future leaders of the industry. The wide range of subjects taught, including engineering, geology and chemistry, ensures that you will have a strong appreciation of all key elements of the industry lifecycle and of the different areas of engineering required, as an understanding of how they work together to deliver projects safely and efficiently.

The interdisciplinary nature of the programme means it is suitable for students from different engineering backgrounds, including mechanical, civil, electrical, or chemical engineering, as well as other relevant engineering backgrounds. The programme is fully accredited by IMechE and Energy Institute which means you can be assured that your teaching is recognised by relevant bodies and that you are getting the best possible experience.

Aberdeen, which is known as the Energy Capital of Europe. The city and surrounding area is a major international centre of research and innovation in every aspect of the offshore oil and gas industry. Approximately 900 energy-related companies are located in Aberdeen, including world leaders such as Baker Hughes (a GE Company), BP, Chevron, Haliburton, Maersk, Petrofac, Repsol Sinopec Resources. Royal Dutch Shell, Schlumberger, Total and Wood.

The School of Engineering plays a central role in researching and developing new technology to maximise recovery of oil and gas, working alongside leading international companies. The University’s location at the heart of the oil and gas industry also means that our degree programmes benefit from direct industry involvement, including industry advisory panels, guest lectures, field trips, site visits, networking and careers events, and industry supported student projects.

The principal method of student assessment is through written examinations. Examinations for the first term courses are in December and those for the second term are in May. MSc candidates must submit a dissertation on their project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 5.5 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.
TOEFL (iBT) 90 Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 18 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.
PTE Academic 62 Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.
Institution's Own Test Academic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year).

The CAH3 code for this degree is CAH10-01-09. Students who need a visa to live or study in the UK must to apply for ATAS clearance. The ATAS clearance certificate must be valid when you apply for a visa to enter the UK. To find out if you need to apply f

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A UK Honours degree at 2:1 (upper second class), or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth in any branch of Engineering or Physics. Those with a High 2:2 Honours degree in Engineering may also be considered if they can demonstrate 2+ years of relevant Oil & Gas Industry experience and keen motivation. Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics.

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

University of Aberdeen 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

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 University of Aberdeen

Dating back to the year 1495 we find the University of Aberdeen, located in the Scottish city of the same name. The main site of this ancient institution is Old Aberdeen, where students in the arts and social sciences as well as the physical sciences carry out their learning. Meanwhile on the significantly more modern campus site Foresterhill, learners in the medical and research fields occupy their own purpose-built buildings, such as Suttie Centre.

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