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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

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

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Roozbeh Rafati

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The dissertation is an independent piece of work on a petroleum engineering topic. The students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the petroleum industry, and demonstrate how the design and operational fundamentals they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice to provide solutions towards addressing the problem. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth knowledge and application of concepts acquired throughout the MSc programme.    The project work is carried out as full-time study over three months between June and September.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week41

More Information about Week Numbers

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation 20%; Dissertation 80%

There is no re-sit opportunity in this course.


Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


a)             Students can receive feedback on their progress of their project work at the regular meetings with the supervisors.

Course Learning Outcomes


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