Taught course

Petroleum Engineering

Teesside University · School of Science, Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an honours degree (at least 2.2) in an appropriate related discipline - petroleum engineering; geological qualifications; civil engineering qualification; mechanical engineering; geophysics; chemical engineering; petrophysics; physics; mathematics; chemistry. .

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Petroleum engineering is key to the functioning of the modern world, providing both energy and materials for industry. Teesside is a major European centre for the chemical and petroleum processing sector, making it an ideal location for individuals seeking to study for an MSc with industrial relevance.

The programme of lectures and project work, encompasses a wide range of petroleum fundamentals, pertinent to the modern petroleum industry. Project work provides an opportunity for ideas and methods, assimilated through lectures and tutorials, to be applied to real field evaluation and development design problems. The course is applied in nature and has been designed so that on completion, you are technically well prepared for a career in industry.

Our MSc Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Energy Institute, under licence from the Engineering Council. This means that it meets the requirements for further learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng) under the provisions of UK-SPEC.

By completing this professionally accredited MSc you could benefit from an easier route to professional membership or chartered status, and it can help improve your job prospects and enhance your career. Some companies show preference for graduates who have a professionally accredited qualification, and the earning potential of chartered petroleum engineers can exceed £100,000 a year.

For the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules. For an MSc award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit master's research project.

Modules Studied include: Drilling Engineering and Well Completion, Hydrocarbon Production and Operations Technology
Material Balance and Recovery Mechanisms, Petroleum Chemistry, Petroleum Economics & Simulation
Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Research & Study Skills
Followed by a major research project.

The course is delivered using a series of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions.

Assessment varies from module to module. The assessment methodology could include in-course assignments, presentations or formal examinations.

Information for international students

All international students should offer an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, with no component below 5.5. Pre-sessional English courses are available please see the International Pages on our web-site for full information on all services available to international students.

Fees and funding

For information on funding please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
8 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions, Science and Engineering
+44 (0)1642 738800
+44 (0)1642 342401