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

You can also study MSc Oil and Gas Engineering full-time on campus.

A key strength of this degree is that it’s interdisciplinary. 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.

The interdisciplinary nature of the degree means it’s suitable for graduates and engineers from different engineering backgrounds. You can use it to make the move into an energy sector career.

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.

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 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 will I 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 will I study?

MSc Oil and Gas Engineering is delivered part-time, online.

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.

Assessments

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 in 2020. For your September 2020 term, you’ll be assessed entirely online.

From January 2021 onwards, we are planning to reintroduce in-person exams, meaning you’ll be assessed as usual, via a mixture of online assessment and in-person exams at the end of each term. We’ll keep all students updated as to assessment methods well in advance of any changes to this.

You’ll also be assessed on your coursework, as well as a dissertation that you submit as part of your final project.

Your support team

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

Where will this take me?

Careers

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

Your degree qualification will be recognised by employers around the world, opening up career opportunities for you across the globe.

Our 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

Free careers advice

You can access our free careers service while you study, and for up to five years after you graduate.

We’ll help you explore your career potential and connect with job opportunities around the world. From interview training to CV clinics, we’re here with tailored, impartial and professional advice.

Fees and funding

The fees quoted above are based on you starting your studies with us in the 2020/21 academic year.

We have confirmed that our fees will rise by 5% per year for the next three academic years (2020/21, 2021/22, and 2022/23). The indicative fees above include these 5% fee rises.

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

You’ll work through eight 15-credit courses and a 60-credit dissertation to gain your MSc.

You can start your studies in January or September and progress at a pace that suits you.

Duration

Typically, it takes 27 months to complete the MSc part-time. To study part-time, we recommend you take no more than 30 credits per term. You can take breaks between courses, as long as you complete your studies within six years.

We will endeavour to make all these courses available, but they are subject to change. Read our policy on changes to degree programmes and courses.

Master of Science

180 Credits

Indicative cost

£10,480

This indicative cost is calculated on the basis of 180 credits of study over three years.

Apply for this programme

Start month
January or September
INDICATIVE COST
£10,480

This indicative cost is calculated on the basis of 180 credits of study over three years.

Apply via our Applicant Portal