Taught course

Oil and Gas Engineering

Robert Gordon University · School of Engineering

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

This course has been developed in close collaboration with industry and follows guidelines set out by the Energy Institute (EI). This ensures the specialist subject areas relevant to the oil and gas life-cycle covered are up to date and provide the essential knowledge and skills required for an engineering career within the upstream oil and gas industry.
RGU’s position in the Energy capital of Europe ensures that we have direct access to the world’s energy giants and national professional bodies.
The course combines academic engineering study with current, real-world industry practice. This is achieved by combining the strengths of the School of Engineering's full-time staff with the knowledge and skills of industry specialists and visiting lecturers, providing you with access to world-class teaching and research.
Using RGU State-of-the-art Dynamic Drilling Simulator, geology trip, industrial visits and industry case studies are developed within the course.
This course is accredited by Energy Institute allowing you to work towards your chartered status. An additional strength is that the students may apply for student membership of the Institute of Corrosion, Energy Institute or the Society of Petroleum Engineering. Upon graduation, you may apply for active member of these Societies.

RGU Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter invites professional speakers from industry to increase the industrial networking opportunities for students and to enhance their learning knowledge and skills and employment opportunities in a wide range of energy sector.

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
International students

For more information, visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


36 months
part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
24 months
full time
9 months

Further details of qualification

This course has been accredited by the Energy Institute.


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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1224 262728