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Full time | Teesside University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Petroleum Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview:

Petroleum engineering is key to the functioning of the modern world, providing both energy and materials for industry. Teesside is a major European Centre for the chemical and petroleum processing sector, making it an ideal location for individuals seeking to study for an MSc with industrial relevance.

The programme of lectures and project work, encompasses a wide range of petroleum fundamentals, pertinent to the modern petroleum industry. Project work provides an opportunity for ideas and methods, assimilated through lectures and tutorials, to be applied to real field evaluation and development design problems. The course is applied in nature and has been designed so that on completion, you are technically well prepared for a career in industry.

Professional accreditation

Our MSc Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Energy Institute, under licence from the Engineering Council. This means that it meets the requirements for further learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng) under the provisions of UK-SPEC.

By completing this professionally accredited MSc you could benefit from an easier route to professional membership or chartered status, and it can help improve your job prospects and enhance your career. Some companies show preference for graduates who have a professionally accredited qualification, and the earning potential of chartered petroleum engineers can exceed £100,000 a year.

This course is also accredited by the Energy Institute on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for further learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

How you are assessed:

Assessment varies from module to module. The assessment methodology could include in-course assignments, design exercises, technical reports, presentations or formal examinations. For your MSc project you prepare a dissertation.

Career opportunities:

These courses provide specialist education tailored to the requirements of both the upstream and downstream petroleum industry. The relevance of this education combined with careful selection of candidates has encouraged oil and gas companies to target our graduates for recruitment over the years.

The petroleum industry is subject to dramatic changes of fortune over time, with the oil price capable of very rapid rates of change in either direction. Petroleum, however, remains the dominant source of energy, with current world production of oil and gas at record rates. In this environment, companies face increasing technological and commercial challenges to keep their wells flowing and are increasingly dependent on input from petroleum engineers and geoscientists.

It is widely recognised that a steady influx of fresh people and ideas is vital for the longer-term success and stability of an organization, and it is therefore expected that recruitment will continue, especially for those with motivation and the appropriate qualifications.

Modules

This module provides you with a detailed understanding of drilling engineering, the process of well completion, work-over and stimulation to improve well performance. You also cover drilling methods and equipment, and drilling systems such as hoisting systems, power systems, circulation systems and hydraulic systems. You consider drilling mud properties and behaviour, the blow-out preventer and other safety measures, and drilling bit types and performances. This module is delivered through lectures, tutorials and engineering laboratory sessions. You are assessed by an in-course assessment (30%) and exam (70%).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£6,695

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have at least a 2.2 UK honours degree or equivalent qualification. A wide range of degree subjects are acceptable, including petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, chemical process engineering, oil and gas engineering. Students with a degree awarded outside the UK must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements. Non-EU international students who need a student visa to study in the UK should check our web pages on UKVI-compliant English language requirements. The University also provides pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet the minimum English language requirement.

Department profile

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University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £275m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more

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