The University has introduced an MSc in oil and gas Structural Engineering, created through collaboration between the institution and leading Aberdeen based international oil and gas organisations Atkins, Production Services Network (PSN), and Wood Group Engineering (WGE)
Available as a three year part time degree, the programme's curriculum will be taught equally by University academics and high level industry figures from within the supporting organisations.
Combining theoretical understanding and practical expertise, the programme will boost fresh talent in an area which it is anticipated will be critically hit by the retirement of experienced engineers within the next decade.
Taught as a distance learning course using virtual learning technology, studies are undertaken entirely online with no requirement for students to attend classes on campus.
The first intake of students will embark on the course in September.
Dr Paul Davidson from the University's School of Engineering said: "The MSc in Oil and Gas Structural Engineering has been created with the aim of generating a fresh pool of talented graduates with the skills and knowledge which meet both the current and future demands of this crucial sector.
"By drawing expertise from both industry and academia, the course will equip the students with a strong set of industry relevant skills encompassing new technologies and developments within the sector."
For more information on the MSc in oil and gas Structural Engineering contact the Charlotte Molyneux at the College of Physical Sciences Graduate School on 01224 272515 or visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ogse/.