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Oil and Gas Engineering (Campus and Online) MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


You develop detailed knowledge of the technology required to ensure energy provision in the oil and gas industry developing your theoretical and practical knowledge as a future manager of energy projects. You are taught by highly regarded known specialists in Engineering, Geology, Chemistry, and the Energy Industry. The programme is particularly suitable for graduates in mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical and other engineering backgrounds, although a general science background is considered suitable.

Industry Links and Careers

Aberdeen is the Oil and Gas Capital of Europe and is the office location for many of the oil companies that serve the industry. Many alumni leading in the oil and gas and energy industries and specialist staff provide consultancy to continuosly ensure that research is fed back into the curriculum.

Courses on campus

Online courses: Reservoir Engineering, Fundamental Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts, Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience, Project Management, Facilities Engineering, Flow Assurance, Oil and Gas Chemistry, Well and Production Engineering and your research project

Courses online

Online Courses include: Fundamental Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts, Well and Production Engineering, Flow Assurance, Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience, Project management, Reservoir Engineering, Oil and Gas Chemistry, Facilities Engineering, Individual Project (Oil and Gas Engineering) and your research project.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You study in the heart of the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen city where the University and the industry have collaborated since the 1970s to bring respected degrees to the industry and meet current and future requirements.
  • You compete your degree in 27 months or you can spread it out to up to six years.
  • The curriculum is unique to our location in Aberdeen and highly relevant to the oil and gas industry.. You gain experience from different disciplines of engineering which need to work together to succeed effectively.

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Qualification and course duration


24 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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