Taught course

Oil and Gas Technology

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are a good Honours degree (2.1) in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics, or a closely related subject. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Alternative backgrounds, such as vocational training complemented with sufficient relevant industrial experience and continued professional development will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme was been designed with the help of the industry to provide a cross over between surface and sub-surface engineering functions with the intent that future oil and gas operations can be better optimised to enhance recovery of the reserves. In order to maximise recovery, surface engineers in an operating company must communicate effectively with the reservoir and production engineers within their own company as well as develop relationships with and assess the work of contractors and vendors when designing and constructing facilities. Therefore, surface engineers need to be competent not only in the areas of process design, pipeline engineering, but also be familiar with reservoir engineering, production technology and a variety of other engineering and management subjects, such as safety and control, management of projects, economics and planning, etc.

The programme contains 8 taught courses covering key topics in surface and sub-surface engineering. Two projects towards the end of the programme provide opportunities for participants to demonstrate their knowledge in the design of a surface facility, and to study a specific topic of interest.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiries (EPS)
Email
pgt.eps@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 451 3023