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Course Overview

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. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Roozbeh Rafati

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

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or EG4013 Meng Individual Project (Passed)

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 course provides detailed knowledge and understanding of the major hardware used for the safe operation in oil and gas industry. This course also covers treatment of liquids and gases to get these to export quality and to enable the safe disposal of waste products.

At the end of the course, students will understand common practices and new technology developments in facilities engineering. They will acquire general knowledge about pressure vessels, pumps, heaters, heater exchangers, compressors, boilers, engines, gas turbines, pumps, control systems and electrical systems. Flow measurement, storage systems and transportation used for export purposes also discuss in this course.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Support Tutorials during University weeks 27 - 28
  • 1 Support Tutorial during University weeks 30, 32, 34
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26, 28, 30, 30, 32, 32, 34, 39
  • 2 Tutorials during University week34

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Continuous Assessment (20%)

Final Online Test (80%) 

Alternative Resit Assessment

Re-sit of only the failed assessment component(s)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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