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Postgraduate Engineering 2014-2015

EG501A: CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF JACKETS AND SUBSEA STRUCTURES

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the issues to be considered when conceiving the design of offshore jacket structures. Key concepts covered include strength and fatigue design, environmental loading, foundation design and fabrication and installation

 

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web. The course tutor will be contactable on the on-line forum, as well as via email.

EG501B: DESIGN OF STIFFENED PLATES

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course provides an introduction to the behaviour of the thin-walled stiffened plate structures that are found in the Oil and Gas Industry.  The small deflection and large deflection theories (including elasto-plastic effects) are presented for a wide range of in-plane and out-of-plane load actions.  A key feature is to explain how these behaviours are represented in Design Codes of Practice.

EG501D: FUNDAMENTAL SAFETY ENGINEERING AND RISK MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course serves as the entrance to the field of safety and reliability engineering with the introduction of the basic concepts and tools of safety and risk management. Legal frames related to engineering safety are also introduced.

 

Contents include: Fundamentals of safety engineering; natural and man-made hazards; safety measures; accident and failure statistics; fundamentals of risk management; risk assessment techniques; classical reliability theory; modelling of engineering systems as series and parallel systems; redundancy; fault trees and event trees; availability and maintainability; UK safety legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and its historical, offshore and other regulations.

EG501E: STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY FOR SAFETY, RELIABILITY AND QUALITY (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The aim of this course is to get an understanding of applied probability and statistics. Students will be able to handle variables of a random nature, deal with parameters of different distributions and data of scattering nature.

EG501F: OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course aims to equip students with the required knowledge of offshore oil and gas production systems in order to understand the application of safety and reliability principles in the oil and gas context. A holistic overview is provided on how an oil/gas field is found, developed, managed and decommissioned. The key technical elements on the handling, treatment and production of oil and gas are covered in order to appreciate the safety systems needed in the industry and to understand the role of workforce.

EG501G: FIRE AND EXPLOSION ENGINEERING (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Hydrocarbon fires and explosions produce extreme loading on engineering components. Structural steels lose their strength and stiffness well below the temperatures associated with hydrocarbon fires. Safety-critical elements must be designed to withstand both these temperatures and the blast overpressures that result from hydrocarbon explosions. Simple models are used to assess the loading that results from fires and explosions. Structural elements are analysed to illustrate the design procedures that are required to prevent escalation and to design against major accident scenarios.

EG501H: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course is to develop a broad understanding about the basic concepts in electrical engineering and power systems with emphasis on electrical systems used in conjunction with renewable power generation techniques.

EG501J: RENEWABLE ENERGY 1 (SOLAR AND GEOTHERMAL)

0 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course examines the solar and geothermal energy industries including resources, technologies, practical implementation, development, barriers, environmental and sustainable issues. Some case studies are investigated for solar and geothermal energy projects. Students will carry out a design project to enhance their intellectual ability and transferable skills.

 

EG501K: RENEWABLE ENERGY 2 (BIOMASS)

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course is to provide an understanding of the issues as well as the uses applications and conversion technologies of biomass and bioenergy.

EG501L: RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course provides an understanding of the flow of hydrocarbon fluids through reservoir rocks and the interplay between the fluid and rock properties and reservoir performance.

EG501M: ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY B

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

With growing demand on energy, there is increasing need to maximise the production of oil and gas, especially from depleting reservoirs. This course examines the methods and processes of enhanced recovery of oil and gas and provides students with the knowledge and understanding required to develop, acquire and safely integrate enhanced oil recovery technologies into field development plan and field operations.  

EG501N: DESIGN OF CONNECTIONS (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The purpose of this course is to explain the behaviour of steelwork connections and how this is translated into a wide range of design tools.

The fundamental concept is one of force paths, and how this applies to a wide range of different types of connections  is the key feature of this course.

The course is assessed by three coursework assignments.  Although the first two are standard designs, the third assignment is for a very non-standard detail which requires fundamental thinking about connection behaviour, and about the practical constraints that need to be accommodated.

EG5038: PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS 1

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Gives an overall picture of project management and introduces students to the main subject areas which make up this area of study. Emphasis is placed on practical skills, including writing and presentation. Students are given an overview of project management terms and definitions.  Introduction to project budgeting in the context of company finance is addressed and the area of risk management (including probability, risk attitudes and risk analysis methods) introduced. Introduction to the important area of safety management as well as an introduction to managing project teams. Topics are covered in greater depth at a later stage of the course.

EG5039: ORGANISATIONS AND PEOPLE

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course introduces students to the problems of organisational life.  The organizing concept for this course is the re-framing situations  whereby students will learn to understand work / business situations through four lenses (organisational structure, organisational culture, power & politics, and HR).  

EG5042: MANAGING PROJECT TEAMS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course builds on the re-framing approach to organisational life by considering whether a project manager should be a structural, symbolic, political or HR leader.  The main academic content surrounds theories of leadership, and that of groups and teams, and is designed for students to reflect on their leadership and leadership development.

EG5048: PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS 1

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Gives an overall picture of project management and introduces students to the main subject areas which make up this area of study. Emphasis is placed on practical skills, including writing and presentation. Students are given an overview of project management terms and definitions.  Introduction to project budgeting in the context of company finance is addressed and the area of risk management (including probability, risk attitudes and risk analysis methods) introduced. Introduction to the important area of safety management as well as an introduction to managing project teams. Topics are covered in greater depth at a later stage of the course

EG5049: ORGANISATIONS AND PEOPLE

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course introduces students to the problems of organisational life.  The organizing concept for this course is the re-framing situations  whereby students will learn to understand work / business situations through four lenses (organisational structure, organisational culture, power & politics, and HR).  

EG5052: MANAGING PROJECT TEAMS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course builds on the re-framing approach to organisational life by considering whether a project manager should be a structural, symbolic, political or HR leader.  The main academic content surrounds theories of leadership, and that of groups and teams, and is designed for students to reflect on their leadership and leadership development.

EG5054: QUALITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course comprises two elements, Quality Systems and Risk Management. In the Quality Systems element students are introduced to the principles behind modern quality systems, and business process management. Statutory standards are investigated and discussed e.g. ISO9000, EFQM. The roles of statistics and statistical control in both quality and risk are addressed. The risk management element discusses in detail various qualitative techniques commonly used in industry and investigates how quantitative methods can be put into practice. Its importance in the area of project management is discussed in a holistic way, with practical examples of how this works in industry.

EG5060: STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY FOR SAFETY, RELIABILITY AND QUALITY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The aim of this course is to get an understanding of applied probability and statistics. Students will be able to handle variables of a random nature, deal with parameters of different distributions and data of scattering nature.

EG5064: QUALITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course comprises two elements, Quality Systems and Risk Management. In the Quality Systems element students are introduced to the principles behind modern quality systems, and business process management. Statutory standards are investigated and discussed e.g. ISO9000, EFQM. The roles of statistics and statistical control in both quality and risk are addressed. The risk management element discusses in detail various qualitative techniques commonly used in industry and investigates how quantitative methods can be put into practice. Its importance in the area of project management is discussed in a holistic way, with practical examples of how this works in industry.

EG5067: PROJECT MANAGEMENT

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course provides an introduction to project management and is aimed at students who expect to be working in a project related environment or are considering a potential move into project management.

The course covers a number of key aspects of project management from the project managers perspective and so whilst it does cover areas such as planning and estimating it is NOT intended to prepare students for such roles.

Students are expected to apply their learning by completing a piece of group project work.

EG5071: FIRE AND EXPLOSION ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Hydrocarbon fires and explosions produce extreme loading on engineering components. Structural steels lose their strength and stiffness well below the temperatures associated with hydrocarbon fires. Safety-critical elements must be designed to withstand both these temperatures and the blast overpressures that result from hydrocarbon explosions. Simple models are used to assess the loading that results from fires and explosions. Structural elements are analysed to illustrate the design procedures that are required to prevent escalation and to design against major accident scenarios.

EG5072: OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course aims to equip students with the required knowledge of offshore oil and gas production systems in order to understand the application of safety and reliability principles in the oil and gas context. A holistic overview is provided on how an oil/gas field is found, developed, managed and decommissioned. The key technical elements on the handling, treatment and production of oil and gas are covered in order to appreciate the safety systems needed in the industry and to understand the role of workforce.

EG5073: COMMERCIAL & CONTRACTUAL ISSUES

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This module aims to introduce the students to the principle roles, functions and the legal obligations of managers.  We will discuss the differences between managing small and large organisations.  In addition, the course discusses the development and the management of the economy of geographical regions (Macro-economics). 

Emphasis will be placed on the leadership and management behaviours and qualities.  Throughout we will refer to topical cases to illustrate the good practices within organisations.

On completion the students should be able to critically analyse the strategy organisations, identify reasons for business failures and develop a business plan for a new venture.

EG5074: COMMERCIAL & CONTRACTUAL ISSUES (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This module aims to introduce the students to the principle roles, functions and the legal obligations of managers.  We will discuss the differences between managing small and large organisations.  In addition, the course discusses the development and the management of the economy of geographical regions (Macro-economics). 

Emphasis will be placed on the leadership and management behaviours and qualities.  Throughout we will refer to topical cases to illustrate the good practices within organisations.

On completion the students should be able to critically analyse the strategy organisations, identify reasons for business failures and develop a business plan for a new venture.

EG5096: FATIGUE AND FRACTURE MECHANICS (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course is for students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering and can be taken by MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas students as an optional course .

This course deals with fatigue and fracture mechanics and its application to structural design and assessment. It encompasses theoretical background, but the emphasis will be on practical application.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 4 blocks at 3 week intervals. The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum. 

EG5097: BLAST AND FIRE ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Hydrocarbon fires and explosions produce extreme loading on structures. The purpose of this course is to develop the ability to design structural components to operate effectively in fire and blast loading scenarios in order to promote safety.  Fundamental principles and concepts are covered to provide the essential physical understanding of a structure’s behaviour at high temperatures or under dynamic loading. Simple models are used to assess the loading that results from fires and explosions. Industrial standards and design guidelines are explained.

EG5098: BROWN FIELD STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course introduces concepts involved in offshore brownfield structural engineering, including case studies and design examples for small, medium and large projects, as well as an overview of  lifting guidance, structural integrity management and offshore survey information.

Emphasis will be placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning only for students studying for the MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering. Students will access the teaching content via MyAberdeen and the course tutor will answer queries and provide guidance through an on-line forum.

EG50F6: SUBSEA CONTROL

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course introduces the key concepts and components that form the subsea control system. A subsea control engineer must be comfortable in dealing with a multitude of engineering concepts at the basic level. Subsequently, this course borrows from concepts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, civil and structural engineering and hydraulics to name a few. The course tends to give a high-level systemic introduction of the various fundamental aspects necessary for a well-operating subsea control system.

EG50F8: SUBSEA INTEGRITY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course is for students studying MSc Subsea Engineering. The aim is to provide knowledge of materials engineering and selection, and failure and degradation issues in a subsea environment, including life cycle analysis; to provide knowledge for understanding and applying the relevant design standards and selection guidelines; and to provide a detailed understanding related to fault finding and integrity management. Fundamental studies are combined with industry applications.

 

·         Principles of materials selection

·         Materials and component qualification: design standards and testing/acceptance regimes

·         Degradation processes – corrosion, erosion, stress corrosion

·         Failure processes – fracture and fatigue

·         Inspection techniques

·         Integrity management procedures

EG50F9: SUBSEA PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The subsea production systems course has been developed to give students a detailed understanding of the business decisions as well as the specialist hardware required to develop subsea oil and gas production systems in challenging environments.  

The course addresses the technical issues related to engineering, development, and production of oil and gas in subsea fields around the world.  A close linkage to the subsea industry is ensured through industry experts participating in the course delivery.   

EG50G6: SUBSEA CONTROL

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course introduces the key concepts and components that form the subsea control system. A subsea control engineer must be comfortable in dealing with a multitude of engineering concepts at the basic level. Subsequently, this course borrows from concepts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, civil and structural engineering and hydraulics to name a few. The course tends to give a high-level systemic introduction of the various fundamental aspects necessary for a well-operating subsea control system.

EG50G8: SUBSEA INTEGRITY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course is for students studying MSc Subsea Engineering. The aim is to provide knowledge of materials engineering and selection, and failure and degradation issues in a subsea environment, including life cycle analysis; to provide knowledge for understanding and applying the relevant design standards and selection guidelines; and to provide a detailed understanding related to fault finding and integrity management. Fundamental studies are combined with industry applications.

 

·         Principles of materials selection

·         Materials and component qualification: design standards and testing/acceptance regimes

·         Degradation processes – corrosion, erosion, stress corrosion

·         Failure processes – fracture and fatigue

·         Inspection techniques

·         Integrity management procedures

EG50G9: SUBSEA PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The subsea production systems course has been developed to give students a detailed understanding of the business decisions as well as the specialist hardware required to develop subsea oil and gas production systems in challenging environments.  

 

The course addresses the technical issues related to engineering, development, and production of oil and gas in subsea fields around the world.  A close linkage to the subsea industry is ensured through industry experts participating in the course delivery.   

EG50P4: PORTFOLIO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course is in two parts, Portfolio Management and Programme Management.

The course teaches the Portfolio Management Process providing students with the knowledge and tools to understand why project selection, strategically aligned to corporate objectives, with the optimum mix of risk v reward is vital for an organisation’s success.

It further teaches all areas of Programme Management which helps an organisation to provide a framework for the co-ordination, management and control of all projects and business as usual activities that deliver benefits or outcomes from change.

EG50P5: PORTFOLIO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course is in two parts, Portfolio Management and Programme Management.

The course teaches the Portfolio Management Process providing students with the knowledge and tools to understand why project selection, strategically aligned to corporate objectives, with the optimum mix of risk v reward is vital for an organisation’s success.

It further teaches all areas of Programme Management which helps an organisation to provide a framework for the co-ordination, management and control of all projects and business as usual activities that deliver benefits or outcomes from change.

EG50S1: FUNDAMENTAL SAFETY ENGINEERING AND RISK MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course serves as the entrance to the field of safety and reliability engineering with the introduction of the basic concepts and tools of safety and risk management. Legal frames related to engineering safety are also introduced.

Contents include: Fundamentals of safety engineering; natural and man-made hazards; safety measures; accident and failure statistics; fundamentals of risk management; risk assessment techniques; classical reliability theory; modelling of engineering systems as series and parallel systems; redundancy; fault trees and event trees; availability and maintainability; UK safety legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and its historical, offshore and other regulations.

EG5511: ADVANCED METHODS FOR RISK AND RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The aim of this course is to understand and be able to carry out probabilistic modelling of uncertainty in engineering components and systems. Students will be able to obtain a good knowledge and understanding on random variables in probabilistic analysis and be able to carry out approximation and numerical schemes on components and systems.

EG551A: RE-ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING STRUCTURES BY STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY ANALYSIS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The need for structural reliability analysis in modern offshore engineering arises from the imperative to control and manage risk of failure. However, to be able to do so it is first necessary to measure and quantify the risk. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to structural reliability starting from the underlying principles of statistics and probability, through structural reliability concepts and methods, to practical applications to complex offshore structural systems. The theoretical concepts are amply illustrated by worked examples and numerous tutorial problems and assignments will enable students to gain confidence in their use.

EG551B: DESIGN OF JACKET ATTACHMENTS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students to develop skills in the Structural Engineering of Jacket Attachments, with the key emphasis on structural clamps.

 

The course introduces the concepts involved in the design of Jacket Attachments, mainly structural clamps. It offers a range of design specifications, case studies and worked examples.  Emphasis is placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations.  Design guidance is drawn from a wide range of bespoke industry practice, and serves to represent the range of approaches to the complex design of structural clamps.

EG551D: ADVANCED METHODS FOR RISK AND RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The aim of this course is to understand and be able to carry out probabilistic modelling of uncertainty in engineering components and systems. Students will be able to obtain a good knowledge and understanding on random variables in probabilistic analysis and be able to carry out approximation and numerical schemes on components and systems.

EG551E: APPLIED RISK ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

 

Risk assessment, the common tools used for (and the legal requirement associated with) risk assessment are covered. Students will have a thorough understanding on the components of good assessment and management of risks, and be familiar with the basic requirement for HAZID, HAZOP, SIL, QRA and the Safety Case.

EG551F: HUMAN FACTORS (DISTANCE LEARNING)

20 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course provides an introduction into Human Factors Psychology.

 

Questions that will be answered include:

- How and why do people cause accidents and disasters?

- How do people recover from critical incidents and with that prevent disasters?

- As an employee, how can you influence safety performance in your everyday life in industry?

- What can you do as a Safety Leader to prevent accidents and promote safe behaviour?

 

The course is designed for Master Course students with a background in Engineering, Geology, Mathematics and other disciplines who are rather unfamiliar with social sciences.  

EG551G: PROCESS SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the Process Safety issues associated with oil and gas processing. A student having successfully completed the course will be comfortable with the terminology of hydrocarbon processing and alert to the hazards of such processing. They will also be comfortable with calculations on the subject, in particular in the areas of safety valves, high pressure-low pressure interface, loss of containment, corrosion and chemical reactions.

EG551H: RENEWABLE ENERGY 3 (WIND, MARINE AND HYDRO)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course provides students with detailed knowledge of the physical principles, technologies and systems associated with renewable energy generation from wind, marine and hydro sources. The course also provides an understanding of the position of these sources of energy in the current and future global energy requirements and the technical challenges in meeting the future energy demand.

EG551J: ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is to provide an understanding of the need to and the efficiency behind conversion of energy from one form to another and the need to store energy in distinct forms, while minimising energy losses.

EG551K: RENEWABLE ENERGY INTEGRATION TO GRID

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is to gain an understanding of advanced technologies applied for integration of Electrical Energy generated from non-conventional Renewable Energy sources to the grid.

EG551L: LEGISLATION, PLANNING AND ECONOMICS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is to provide an insight into the legislation, planning and the economics framework which shape UK, European and international energy provisions from conventional and renewable sources.

EG551O: RESERVOIR SIMULATION B

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course provides an understanding of theoretical formulation, data sources and integration into simulator, and quantification of uncertainties necessary for transforming real reservoir engineering problems into manageable numerical simulation models.

EG551P: WELL AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course provides students with an understanding of the engineering science and principles that underpin the drilling of oil and gas well, production technologies, design methodologies, as well as associated safety and environmental considerations.

EG551Q: WELL TEST: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of well fluids and reservoir testing and the implications for reservoir characterisation and field development. The theory of reservoir pressure testing is introduced, testing methods examined and some of the standard analysis techniques are explored using both “hand calculations” and industry standard software.  Concept of de-convolution will be introduced and well test interpretation of unconventional reservoir will be discussed.

EG551R: FIELD DEVELOPMENT AND PETROLEUM ECONOMICS B

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course provides a detailed overview of oil and gas field development from discovery to abandonment with particular focus on the decisions made in each phases of the project. The roles of uncertainties, economics considerations, safety and environmental impact on the design choices are explored.

EG551S: CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF TOPSIDE MODULES (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Offshore oil and gas structural Engineering course covering the conceptual design of topsides modules. Emphasis is placed on the variety of loading conditions, such as in-place analysis, load out, lift, and installation. Course covers manual calculations and drafting and offers worked examples.  Requires structural engineering background (e.g. truss analysis, member design) and the use of code checks.

EG5538: PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a detailed understanding of project management and control practices.  Very practical in its focus and assessments, students are introduced to the core elements of project planning and control including the development of detailed project schedules and budgets, the effective planning of project resources, methods for reporting progress, and mechanisms for exerting project control.  This course is delivered as a part time distance learning option.

EG5539: BUDGETS AND FINANCIAL CONTROL

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course gives an introduction to basic accounting and finance concepts, with particular emphasis on their application to Project Management.

The course addresses three main sets of topics:

·         Financial accounting, financial reporting, and accounts interpretation

·         Management accounting, with particular emphasis on project accounting issues

·         Project appraisal, using discounted cash flows and related techniques

It also considers the relationships between these and the organisational and behavioural context in which they are relevant.

EG5541: GROUP PROJECT

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The students are required to undertake a significant research project in small groups on a topic which will be relevant to industry. Both campus and distance learning students are expected to submit a group report of approximately 20,000 words.

This module builds on the certificate phase and aims to enhance the students’ understanding and knowledge of the many disciplines that comprise project. 

Course is delivered as a part-time option for on-campus and distance learning.   The students are required to co-ordinate their effort and contributions from each member of their small team. 

Campus & Distance Learning – Written Project Report (100%). 

EG5542: MANAGING PROJECT TEAMS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course builds on the re-framing approach to organisational life by considering whether a project manager should be a structural, symbolic, political or HR leader.  The main academic content surrounds theories of leadership, and that of groups and teams, and is designed for students to reflect on their leadership and leadership development.

EG5548: PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a detailed understanding of project management and control practices.  Very practical in its focus and assessments, students are introduced to the core elements of project planning and control including the development of detailed project schedules and budgets, the effective planning of project resources, methods for reporting progress, and mechanisms for exerting project control.  This course is delivered as a part time distance learning option.

EG5549: BUDGETS AND FINANCIAL CONTROL

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course gives an introduction to basic accounting and finance concepts, with particular emphasis on their application to Project Management.

The course addresses three main sets of topics:

·         Financial accounting, financial reporting, and accounts interpretation

·         Management accounting, with particular emphasis on project accounting issues

·         Project appraisal, using discounted cash flows and related techniques

It also considers the relationships between these and the organisational and behavioural context in which they are relevant.

EG5551: GROUP PROJECT

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The students are required to undertake a significant research project in small groups on a topic which will be relevant to industry. Both campus and distance learning students are expected to submit a group report of approximately 20,000 words.

This module builds on the certificate phase and aims to enhance the students’ understanding and knowledge of the many disciplines that comprise project. 

Course is delivered as a part-time option for on-campus and distance learning.   The students are required to co-ordinate their effort and contributions from each member of their small team. 


Campus & Distance Learning – Written Project Report (100%). 

EG5552: MANAGING PROJECT TEAMS (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course builds on the re-framing approach to organisational life by considering whether a project manager should be a structural, symbolic, political or HR leader.  The main academic content surrounds theories of leadership, and that of groups and teams, and is designed for students to reflect on their leadership and leadership development.

EG5554: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of the students’ own choice, offering the student the opportunity of putting their acquired knowledge in to a practical application. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertations on a problem within their own organisations and demonstrate how the project management techniques that they have covered can be put in to practice. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme.

EG5558: APPLIED RISK ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Risk assessment, the common tools used for (and the legal requirement associated with) risk assessment are covered. Students will have a thorough understanding on the components of good assessment and management of risks, and be familiar with the basic requirement for HAZID, HAZOP, SIL, QRA and the Safety Case.

EG5559: STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Need for understanding structural dynamics in modern offshore engineering and beyond arises from the fact that structures are often subjected to dynamic loads such as waves, wind, earthquake, blast and impacts. The structural engineer must therefore be able to understand and quantify dynamic loads and their effects in design and analysis. This course explains structural dynamics starting from the underlying first principles, through more advanced concepts and methods (including analytical and numerical), to practical applications to offshore structures. Theoretical concepts are illustrated by worked examples and numerous tutorial problems and assignments will enable students to gain confidence in their use.

EG5560: PROCESS SAFETY AND RELIABILITY

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the Process Safety issues associated with oil and gas processing. A student having successfully completed the course will be comfortable with the terminology of hydrocarbon processing and alert to the hazards of such processing. They will also be comfortable with calculations on the subject, in particular in the areas of safety valves, high pressure-low pressure interface, loss of containment, corrosion and chemical reactions.

EG5561: HUMAN FACTORS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course provides an introduction into Human Factors Psychology.

 

Questions that will be answered include:

- How and why do people cause accidents and disasters?

- How do people recover from critical incidents and with that prevent disasters?

- As an employee, how can you influence safety performance in your everyday life in industry?

- What can you do as a Safety Leader to prevent accidents and promote safe behaviour?

 

The course is designed for Master Course students with a background in Engineering, Geology, Mathematics and other disciplines who are rather unfamiliar with social sciences.  

EG5562: FACILITIES ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Smooth petroleum production requires an understanding of all technical disciplines in facility design and their deliverables as well as of specific new technologies. Competent facilities engineering is needed from concept selection to commissioning and maintenance.

Facilities engineering course focuses on equipment and systems from the well head to the delivery point of the oil and gas industry. This includes not only the processing of the oil and gas but the support systems which might include water treatment, power generation and pollution abatement. 

EG5572: PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS 2

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This module is constructed around the project stage gate process which it covers in some depth. It begins with a discussion of project management and what constitutes project success. It then goes on to explore aspects of the project lifecycle including the importance of good framing, Option identification and selection, project execution and finally operation and review.

EG5573: PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS 2 (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This module is constructed around the project stage gate process which it covers in some depth. It begins with a discussion of project management and what constitutes project success. It then goes on to explore aspects of the project lifecycle including the importance of good framing, Option identification and selection, project execution and finally operation and review.

EG5595: PETROCHEMICAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

In the oil and gas industry, Petrochemical Engineering is the term used for onshore-based facilities, as opposed to offshore developments.  Students following this course will therefore develop skills in the design of petrochemical structures, including their foundations.

 

Concepts involved in the design of petrochemical structures are introduced, alongside a range of design specifications, case studies and worked examples. In addition to gaining practice in structural steelwork design, the novelty of this course is the inclusion of basic foundation design. Emphasis is placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations. 

EG5596: FINITE ELEMENT METHODS (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The background to the finite element method and its use in the Oil and Gas Industry is explained in this course. As well as the modelling of linear static and dynamic problems, the modelling of material and geometric non-linearity is an important aspect of the course. Coursework assignments will be based on the student edition of ABAQUS which is supplied with the Course Textbook which students are required to purchase.

EG55F1: SUBSEA CONSTRUCTION, INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Course provides a detailed understanding of the techniques used for installation, inspection, and maintenance of subsea systems, including seabed hardware, pipelines and risers, and the implications of such techniques for the design of subsea components and systems.

The module will provide detailed knowledge on various techniques and trends in the installation, inspection and maintenance of subsea equipment, especially pipeline and riser systems and principal components.  It will provide engineers with a sufficiently broad awareness of techniques used throughout offshore operations to give an appreciation and understanding of system limitations and appropriate applications for different subsea environments

EG55F2: PIPELINES AND SOIL MECHANICS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Offshore production of oil and gas requires transportation of the oil and gas from where it is produced to shipping vessels, storage tanks or refinery.  The transportation is done using pipelines which are installed on the seabed. This course examines the engineering and scientific concepts that underpin the selection of the material and size of such pipelines as well as safe installation and operation. The environmental impact and the role played by the seabed profile are also discussed. Contribution from industry-based practicing engineers is used to inform students of current practices and technologies in subsea pipelines.

EG55F6: RISERS SYSTEMS AND HYDRODYNAMICS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course provides students with detailed knowledge of risers systems design considerations, in particular looking at novel design considerations such as riser bundling, and the design implications of deep water fields in terms of additional hydrodynamic loading. Typical riser systems including flexible, steel catenary, hybrid and top tensioned riser systems are considered and special attention is paid to vessel response characterisation including response amplitude operators and second order response. 

EG55F8: FLOW ASSURANCE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

There are many challenges during transport of oil and gas through pipelines. These challenges require a real grasp of the fundamentals in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, phase changes, deposition and/or obstruction, erosion and new technologies to ensure a reliable and cost effective provision of oil and gas. Deep water production, heavy oils, high water production, severe slugging, hydrates, sour gases, asphaltenes and waxes make this task even harder. This course will provide a detailed explanation of the topics, a well-balanced set of tutorials with real examples, invited lectures from experienced engineers and flow assurance specific software training.

EG55G1: SUBSEA CONSTRUCTION, INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Course provides a detailed understanding of the techniques used for installation, inspection, and maintenance of subsea systems, including seabed hardware, pipelines and risers, and the implications of such techniques for the design of subsea components and systems.

The module will provide detailed knowledge on various techniques and trends in the installation, inspection and maintenance of subsea equipment, especially pipeline and riser systems and principal components.  It will provide engineers with a sufficiently broad awareness of techniques used throughout offshore operations to give an appreciation and understanding of system limitations and appropriate applications for different subsea environments

EG55G2: PIPELINES AND SOIL MECHANICS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Offshore production of oil and gas requires transportation of the oil and gas from where it is produced to shipping vessels, storage tanks or refinery.  The transportation is done using pipelines which are installed on the seabed. This course examines the engineering and scientific concepts that underpin the selection of the material and size of such pipelines as well as safe installation and operation. The environmental impact and the role played by the seabed profile are also discussed. Contribution from industry-based practicing engineers is used to inform students of current practices and technologies in subsea pipelines.

EG55G6: RISERS SYSTEMS AND HYDRODYNAMICS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course provides students with detailed knowledge of risers systems design considerations, in particular looking at novel design considerations such as riser bundling, and the design implications of deep water fields in terms of additional hydrodynamic loading. Typical riser systems including flexible, steel catenary, hybrid and top tensioned riser systems are considered and special attention is paid to vessel response characterisation including response amplitude operators and second order response. 

EG55G8: FLOW ASSURANCE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

There are many challenges during transport of oil and gas through pipelines. These challenges require a real grasp of the fundamentals in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, phase changes, deposition and/or obstruction, erosion and new technologies to ensure a reliable and cost effective provision of oil and gas. Deep water production, heavy oils, high water production, severe slugging, hydrates, sour gases, asphaltenes and waxes make this task even harder. This course will provide a detailed explanation of the topics, a well-balanced set of tutorials with real examples, invited lectures from experienced engineers and flow assurance specific software training.

EG55P4: PORTFOLIO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course is in two parts, Portfolio Management and Programme Management.

The course teaches the Portfolio Management Process providing students with the knowledge and tools to understand why project selection, strategically aligned to corporate objectives, with the optimum mix of risk v reward is vital for an organisation’s success.

It further teaches all areas of Programme Management which helps an organisation to provide a framework for the co-ordination, management and control of all projects and business as usual activities that deliver benefits or outcomes from change.

EG55P5: PORTFOLIO PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course is in two parts, Portfolio Management and Programme Management.

The course teaches the Portfolio Management Process providing students with the knowledge and tools to understand why project selection, strategically aligned to corporate objectives, with the optimum mix of risk v reward is vital for an organisation’s success.

It further teaches all areas of Programme Management which helps an organisation to provide a framework for the co-ordination, management and control of all projects and business as usual activities that deliver benefits or outcomes from change.

EG5903: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of the students’ own choice, offering the student the opportunity of putting their acquired knowledge in to a practical application. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertations on a problem within their own organisations and demonstrate how the project management techniques that they have covered can be put in to practice. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme.

EG5906: SAFETY ENGINEERING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is for students studying MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas. Students may have opportunity to carry out the project as part of an industrial placement. The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of students’ own choice. The students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Safety industry, and to demonstrate how the fundamentals they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme.

EG5908: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of the student’s own choice. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting or a study related to the Energy industry. They should demonstrate how the knowledge they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice to provide solutions towards addressing the problems. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme. 

EG5909: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course enables students to write a dissertation on a topic of the student’s choice relevant to renewable energy.

EG5910: SAFETY ENGINEERING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT (DISTANCE LEARNING)

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is for students studying MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas. Students may have opportunity to carry out the project as part of an industrial placement. The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of students’ own choice. The students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Safety industry, and to demonstrate how the fundamentals they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme.

EG5911: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course offers the student the opportunity to put acquired technical knowledge and skills into practical application through independent and individual project work.

EG59E9: SUBSEA ENGINEERING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

 

This course enables students to write a dissertation based on a subsea related topic of the student’s own choice. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Subsea industry.

EG59F9: SUBSEA ENGINEERING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course enables students to write a dissertation based on a subsea related topic of the student’s own choice. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Subsea industry.

EG59G9: SUBSEA ENGINEERING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course enables students to write a dissertation based on a subsea related topic of the student’s own choice. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Subsea industry.

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