Taught course

Pipeline Engineering

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Marine Science and Technology
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, metallurgical or materials engineering, offshore engineering or naval architecture.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course enables you to practice as a pipeline engineer. The oil and gas industry help to specify the curriculum so we meet their requirements in high-pressure offshore and onshore pipelines.
You will gain:
  • an understanding of the key steps in a pipeline's lifecycle: design, construction, installation, asset management, maintenance and dismantling
  • experience from specialists in pipeline operation
  • the ability to develop a thesis through selection of appropriate experimental, computer simulation or data analysis procedures
  • skills in identifying, designing and applying laboratory tests to solve pipeline engineering problems
  • knowledge in applying appropriate mathematical models in the simulation of pipeline engineering problems
Teaching consists of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision covering a variety of topics in pipeline engineering. The degree is taught using a mix of academic staff from the School of Marine Science and Technology as well as visiting lecturers and experts from industry.
You will choose an individual dissertation project. This may be a critical review and/or computational or experimental project using our world leading testing facilities. You also benefit from participating in projects sponsored directly by industry partners whenever they are available.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Susan Davies, Postgraduate Programme Co-ordinator, School of Marine Science and Technology
Email
marine@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 8912