Join an accredited online Masters designed to create future leaders of the energy industry.

A key strength of this Energy Institute-accredited MSc is its interdisciplinary scope. You’ll cover a wide range of subjects, including geology and chemistry, alongside engineering.

As a result, you’ll gain a strong appreciation of all core elements of the industry lifecycle and of the different areas of engineering required. You’ll learn how these elements work together to deliver projects safely and efficiently.

Who can study online MSc Oil and Gas Engineering

The interdisciplinary nature of this distance-learning degree means it’s suitable for graduates and engineers from different engineering backgrounds. It provides a route into an energy sector career from other disciplines.

You can apply for this Masters if your background is in:

  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • petroleum engineering
  • any other relevant engineering field
  • applied mathematics
  • physics.

You can also study this degree full-time on campus.

Accredited online degree

This online MSc is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI).

The EI is the global professional body for the energy sector. It’s the only membership body spanning the whole of the energy industry.

Study with a university at the heart of the oil and gas industry

Aberdeen is a major international centre of research and innovation in every aspect of the offshore oil and gas industry. Approximately 900 energy-related companies are located here, including Baker Hughes (a GE Company), BP, Chevron, Haliburton, Maersk, Petrofac, Repsol Sinopec, Schlumberger, Shell, Subsea 7, Total and Wood.

Our School of Engineering plays a central role in researching and developing new technology to maximise recovery of oil and gas. We work alongside leading international companies and you’ll benefit directly from our industry connections.

This accredited online Masters degree is informed by an industry advisory board and features guest lectures and industry-supported projects.

Join us online, wherever you are in the world, and get closer to our global energy city.

What you’ll study

You can choose to study for a:

  • Masters (180 credits)
  • exit early with a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
  • exit early with a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
  • or start with one of the short courses that make up this degree. You can build your way to a qualification one short course at a time.

How you’ll study

Online learning

Our distance learning MSc Oil and Gas Engineering is delivered flexibly online.

You can learn with us anywhere, with no study visa, and set your study hours to suit you.

Your teaching

Your teaching is delivered through MyAberdeen, our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It holds all the materials, tools and support you’ll need in your studies. Take a look around MyAberdeen.

You can access your learning materials on computer, smartphone and laptop, 24 hours a day. You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including online access to our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Your tutors

You’ll learn from a team of internationally experienced engineers and academics, as well as industry professionals.

Assessment

This degree usually combines online assessment with written exams that you attend in person.

However, due to Covid-19, in-person exams will not take place until the January 2023 term at the earliest. Until then, we’ll be using alternative online assessments.

Your support team

Our friendly team are here to answer any queries you have before, during and after your studies.

Where this will take you

Your MSc

On graduating with an accredited Masters in Oil and Gas Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, you’ll have acquired one of the most respected degrees of its kind in the UK.

Your qualification will be recognised by industry employers around the globe.

You’ll receive exactly the same degree qualification as you would on campus.

Careers

You’ll graduate with an understanding of all aspects of the industry. This well-rounded knowledge will help you access a wide range of careers.

Our MSc Oil and Gas Engineering graduates have gone on to roles including:

  • Directional Driller
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Drilling Operations Support Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Graduate Design Verification Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Safety Engineer.

You can too.

Darren Coughlan

The degree opened many doors for me. I had a number of interviews with some of the biggest companies in the world and eventually was offered a job with Halliburton.

Darren Coughlan, MSc Oil and Gas Engineering graduate, Field Engineer in Australia

Lifelong career support

Our career support doesn’t stop when you graduate.

You have access to our free careers service while you study, and beyond.

  • 1:1 appointments
  • CV checks
  • Interview prep
  • Job opportunities

See how our careers service can help you.

Fees and funding

The fee quoted above is based on you starting your studies with us in the 2022/23 academic year.

We have confirmed that our fees will rise by 5% for the 2023/24 academic year. Fees for future academic years are provisional, but our indicative fee assumes a 5% fee rise each year.

Pay as you go

Don’t worry, you do not have to pay the full degree fee upfront.

You can pay for your degree one term at a time. This gives you a flexible way to spread the cost.

Entry requirements

MSc

  • A 2:1 (upper-second) UK honours degree (or equivalent) in any branch of Engineering or Physics.

You can also apply if you have:

  • a 2:1 UK honours degree (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics
  • or a high 2:2 UK honours degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, at least two years’ relevant oil and gas industry experience, and keen motivation.

Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics.

These are our minimum entry requirements. They are given as a guide and do not guarantee entry.

Master of Science

180 credits

£13,200

This indicative cost is based on 180 credits of study over three years, starting in January 2023.

Apply for this programme

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INDICATIVE COST
£13,200

This indicative cost is based on 180 credits of study over three years, starting in January 2023.

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