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Pipework Engineering

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Course summary

This course enables you to practise as a pipeline engineer. We run the only accessible MSc course dedicated to high pressure oil and gas pipeline engineering in the world. By offering a high level of participation to the oil and gas industry in specifying the curriculum, we meet their requirements, spanning both high-pressure offshore and onshore pipelines. Study Pipeline Engineering and you will gain an understanding of the key steps in a pipeline’s lifecycle: design, construction, installation, asset management, maintenance and dismantling, and the technical issues affecting them, invaluable experience from specialists in pipeline operating, construction, integrity and consulting, providing real issues, problems and solutions, the ability to propose, test and evaluate a thesis through selection of appropriate experimental, computer simulation or data analysis procedures. On completion of the programme you will be regarded as competent to practise as a pipeline engineer by prospective employers. At Newcastle University you be part of the School of Marine Science and Technology, which provides exceptional research-led teaching. Our modern laboratories enable a range of practical work, and are supplemented by local workshops for hands-on experience.

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Full time | Main Campus | 12 months | SEP-16

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12 months

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MAR8010 : Pipeline Structural Analysis (8 Credits) - Core

This module aims to provide knowledge of a range of structures analysis methods, failure criteria for design of pipelines, deliver reliability theory and its application to pipelines, provide knowledge of methods for defect assessment of pipelines and introduce finite element method for pipeline analysis.

MAR8009 : Fundamentals of Pipeline Engineering (8 Credits) - Core

This module aims to provide the basic principles of pipelines, and the place they occupy in the hydrocarbon production chain, present the history of pipelines, both as an engineering structure, and as a means of transportation, explain the requirements of the legal, economic and contractual side of pipeline engineering and discuss the role of pipeline codes, safety and environmental legislation.

MAR8076 Commercial Awareness (5 Credits) - Core

The aims of this module are: A1: to raise the students’ commercial awareness and equip them with the basics of key business, financial and management concepts, tools and techniques; A2: to help students appreciate the importance of interpersonal skills and how these can be enhanced; A3: to introduce Health and Safety issues in the workplace.

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Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, metallurgical or materials engineering, offshore engineering or naval architecture; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

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