University of Aberdeen
Oil and Gas Engineering MSc
University of Aberdeen

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in English studies (non-specific)

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of English studies (non-specific) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21500 £21500 £24000
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £27500 £16500 - £25000 £19000 - £29500


Salary of all UK Graduates of English studies (non-specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23309 £21276 £25018
25-75 percentile range £19679 - £26816 £16238 - £25899 £19034 - £31180

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.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Oil and Gas Engineering MSc at University of Aberdeen

25% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
15% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Media Professionals
10% Administrative occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

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

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 5.5 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.

IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted

TOEFL (iBT) 90

TOEFL iBT and TOEFL Home Edition: Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 18 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.

DI code is 0818

PTE Academic 62

Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.

Online Test is not accepted

Institution's Own Test

Academic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for one year)

Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course

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 for ATAS clearance, please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme. When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. In addition, it is important to check all immigration requirements regularly and before travelling, as they can change. Students without the necessary visa will be refused entry to the UK. You should allow plenty of time to organise your visa and ensure you are aware of all your responsibilities under the terms and conditions of your visa. Please note that the advice provided via the University is the Student Visa category of the UK's Points Based Immigration Scheme. For further information, please visit the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration.

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships: www.abdn.ac.uk/study/funding/. The University of Aberdeen provides an Alumni Discount Scheme: The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Oil and Gas Engineering, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

**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**

Costs

Tuition Fees Oil and Gas Engineering MSc

Ireland £11100 year 1
EU £27000 year 1
England UK £11100 year 1
Northern Ireland £11100 year 1
Scotland £11100 year 1
Wales £11100 year 1
Channel Islands £11100 year 1
International £27000 year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees given are at the full-time rate. The part-time fee rate for taught postgraduate programmes is 50% of the relevant full-time fee rate.

Average student cost of living in the 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.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Aberdeen in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Aberdeen in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #4 
    • #22 
    Chemical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #853 
    Chemical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #663 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

See all 28 university rankings of University of Aberdeen

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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