Find a Degree Undergraduate Engineering (Mechanical with Oil and Gas Studies) (BEng) (H3H8)

Degree Structure

A degree in Engineering (Mechanical with Oil and Gas Studies) is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional courses to enhance your learning and prepare you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take courses adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional courses offered by your degree, you can also choose other eligible courses which fit your timetable.

The Course Catalogue provides more information about the range of courses we offer. Aberdeen's curriculum can offer you further benefits to support your learning. Find out more information at The Difference.

First Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Principles of Electronics (EG1008)
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Materials (EG1012)
  • CAD and Communication in Engineering Practice (EG1010)
  • Electronics Design (EG1501)
  • Fundamental Engineering Mechanics (EG1510)
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (EG1504)

Optional Courses

  • Plus 30 further credit points from Sustained Study, Disciplinary Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Second Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Engineering Mathematics 2 (EG2012)
  • Process Engineering (EG2011)
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (EG2004)
  • Design and Computing (EG2501)
  • Solids and Structures (EG2502)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems (EG2503)

Optional Courses

  • Plus 30 further credit points from Sustained Study, Disciplinary Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Third Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Engineering Analysis and Methods 1 (EG3007)
  • Stress Analysis A (EG3015)
  • Fluid Mechanics (EG3018)
  • Engineering Materials (EG3028)
  • Dynamics 1 (EG3511)
  • Engineering Thermodynamics (EG3521)
  • Design of Mechanical Elements (EG3522)
  • Drilling and Well Engineering (EP3595)
  • Project and Safety Management (EG3599)

Fourth Year

Compulsory Courses

  • BEng Individual Project (EG4014)
  • Fluid Dynamics (EG40JJ)
  • Petroleum Production Engineering and Technology (EG4018)
  • Dynamics 2 (EG40JM)
  • Nonlinear Mechanics (EG4529)
  • Group Design Project (BEng) (EG4578)

OR

  • Engineering Project Abroad (BEng) (EG4011)
  • Fluid Dynamics (EM40JJ)
  • Dynamics 2 (EM40JM)
  • Petroleum Production Engineering and Technology (EP4018)

Optional Courses

  • Plus 30 further credit points from Sustained Study, Disciplinary Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Mechanical Engineering graduates are employed in a wide range of industry sectors such as manufacturing, power, oil and gas, construction, automotive, aerospace and medical industries. They are involved in the design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of mechanical systems and new technologies, and in the safety and reliability assessment of engineering structures and components.

At the University of Aberdeen, we give you every opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop the professional and personal skills and attributes you will need to build a successful career. The high quality of our degrees combined with our strong focus on employability opens up a wide range of career options, which is demonstrated by our consistently low rate of unemployment (2% below the national average in 2010/11).

Career options with your career

Many graduate jobs are open to students studying any subject area.

Our graduates have found employment with

  • Halliburton
  • Petrofac
  • Aker Solutions
  • Amec
  • Wood Group PSN
  • Subsea 7
  • ExxonMobil
  • Technip
  • Shell
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Acergy
  • BP

More information on career prospects in Engineering.

General Information

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