Taught course

Decommissioning

Institution
University of Aberdeen · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MScISS

Entry requirements

2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth, in Engineering, Geosciences, Economics, Business, Law, or other science, technology and commercial degrees.

Other degree classifications will be considered if the applicant can demonstrate 3+ years of industry experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The aim of this programme is to provide students with a broad range of knowledge and expertise in the physical process of taking offshore platforms out of service, including engineering, project management, business, law, health and safety, and environmental studies.

The MSc Decommissioning was designed in collaboration with major operators, supply chain companies and regulatory bodies and features guest lectures from leading decommissioning industry experts. In addition, many students have the opportunity to undertake industry-based projects as part of the programme.

Applications are welcome from students from a broad range of educational and industry backgrounds, including engineering, business, law and environmental science and from both recent graduates or experienced professionals who are looking to upskill or move into the growing decommissioning sector.

The University of Aberdeen is the recognised leader in offshore oil and gas decommissioning and is home to the newly established National Decommissioning Centre of Excellence. Established with support from the Scottish Government, through the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, the centre will work in partnership with companies to develop and deploy technology that delivers cost-effective decommissioning at the end of field life, and during oil and gas production operations, including ‘small piece’ decommissioning techniques.

While the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is currently the largest decommissioning market in the North Sea, there are significant opportunities in key regions around the globe, where skills and knowledge of the decommissioning process is a huge advantage for future careers.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
27 months
distance learning
27 months
online
27 months

ISS

part time
5 months
online
5 months
distance learning
5 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
study@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1224 272515