Taught course

Reservoir Engineering

University of Aberdeen · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a 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 or a Geoscience discipline which includes at least one module of Geophysics. Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics - candidates with at least one year of university mathematics are preferred. We will consider candidates with a good maths result at Higher/Advanced Higher/A-level or with some other indicator of maths ability but it is likely they will have to commence studies at the University one week earlier in order to undertake some pre-sessional maths training.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides graduate engineers, geologists, and other scientists with specialist knowledge and understanding of the geology, performance and management of hydrocarbon reservoirs.

The courses which make up this programme cover the fundamental science and technology of reservoir engineering, reservoir modelling and flow simulation, petrophysics, formation evaluation, and petroleum economics.

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Hands-on experience of using industry-standard software (e.g. Petrel and Eclipse) in all aspects of reservoir engineering and simulation is developed within the taught courses. A group design exercise provides students with an opportunity to apply a range of concepts to the appraisal of a prospect and selection of appropriate technologies and solutions for viable development and management of oil and gas fields. The group design exercise and a 15 week individual project enhance transferrable skills in presentation, report writing, organisation, project management and team-work.

Our close working relationship with local industry ensures you are given the opportunity to visit industrial facilities and receive technical presentations by working professionals, to provide further practical exposure and awareness of professional and social responsibility. Wider societal topics such ethics, sustainability and environmental issues are covered in the taught courses as appropriate.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Grad School
+44(0)1224 272515