Taught course

Petroleum and Gas Engineering

University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

2:2 degree in an engineering or scientific discipline. Suitable for engineering graduates or engineers and industrial practitioners who are interested in entering or progressing in the petroleum and gas industries. You may have a first degree in engineering or a scientific discipline including geology and physics and will be keen to enter the gas or oil industry as an engineer. You may also already have significant experience of working as an engineer in the gas and oil industry and wish to formalise your current position with an academic and professional qualification.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

3 good reasons to study Petroleum and Gas Engineering at Salford:

  • The first course of its kind in the UK
  • Enhances your career prospects in the oil and gas industries
  • Gives you the opportunity to become a Chartered Engineer

Course Summary

This course is designed for engineering graduates who intend to enter or enhance their career prospects in the oil or natural gas industry. It is accredited by the IGEM.

The course explores the geology, exploration, drilling, production (surface and subsurface), reservoir engineering and management, distribution and transmission of oil and gas from practical and theoretical viewpoints.

You will develop the knowledge and the skills for problem solving in terms of development, design, business and economics management in oil and gas engineering which will assist you to make management and scientific decisions in the workplace.

On completion of this course you may be eligible to join the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers or Society of Petroleum Engineers which may enable you to qualify as a Chartered Engineer.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.5 band score or a score of TOEFL at 575 or above (232 computer based) with a TWE of 4.0 or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £7,500

Part-time £1,250 per 30 credits

Full-time International £16,070

Full-time PgDip £5,000

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £7,650

Part-time £1,275 per 30 credits

Full-time International £16,390

Full-time PgDip £5,100

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545