Taught course

Drilling and Well Engineering

Institution
Robert Gordon University · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Engineering or a relevant discipline such as Geology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics.
Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The course is aimed at practising drilling engineers. It focuses on the concept of effective well construction, and aims to develop high levels of professional skill in the key areas of well design, drilling and operations management. Typical students include those working in oil and gas companies, energy companies, national oil companies, engineering firms and project service companies. Graduates of MSc Drilling and Well Engineering are now employed in every oil producing area of the world and work for many of the oil majors and drilling contractors.
The course focuses on the concept of effective well construction, and aims to develop high levels of professional skill in the key areas of well design, drilling and operations management.
You can study for this course full-time at our campus in Aberdeen or online via the university's virtual learning environment CampusMoodle.

Information for international students

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,200
International students
£16,300

For more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/finance

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
online
36 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
24 months
online
24 months

Further details of qualification

This course provides a sound understanding of the scientific, engineering and management aspects that relate to the disciplines of drilling and well engineering. This course was designed to educate the next generation of drilling and well engineers, evolving in response to the developing needs of the oil and gas industry.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@rgu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 262728