Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Oil and Gas Engineering

Brunel University, London · Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

•A UK first or second class Honours degree, or equivalent or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in relevant branch of engineering or science.

•Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Months of entry


Course content

There is a severe shortage of qualified specialists in the oil and gas sector, with skilled professionals enjoying rising salaries in this sector. It is a global issue for the petroleum industry with 120,000 jobs needing to be filled over the next decade for the North Sea alone.

Brunel's programme trains specialist engineers in oilfield strutural design, fabrication and installation. It is aimed both at engineering and physical science graduates who are interested in working in the oil and gas industry and practising professionals who wish to specialise in the design, analysis and construction of oil and gas installations.

The high quality facilities available to studensts at the University has also been enhanced by a significant donation in 2015 of specialised software for use on our Oil and Gas MSc programme, comprising 10 sets of IPM suites.

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With demand so high for qualified oil and gas engineers, graduates are entering a buoyant global job market and can expect exciting career prospects - a trend set to continue for years to come.

As the industry now seeks the rapid drilling and commissioning of thousands of new wells to meet energy demands, along with major investment in heavy oils and shale oil and gas, skilled engineers who can rapidly design and commission oilfield installations will be the backbone for growth in this industry. It is precisely this type of engineer that Brunel’s programme will develop.

A distinguishing feature of the course is its ambition to instill systems thinking, by treating structures and their operating environment holistically as a system – helping graduates develop the skills to address a wide range of complex engineering problems rapidly.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements •IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) •Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) •BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500 full-time; £4,250 part-time
International students
£17,500 full-time; £8,750 part-time

Find out more about postgraduate funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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