The MSc Petroleum Engineering programme is designed with industry support and also includes the study of petroleum geology to produce world-class petroleum engineers, who are fully prepared to take up roles in the upstream oil and gas industry.
Available as a September or January start.
MSc Petroleum Engineering is also available to study part time online.
This programme delivers the necessary knowledge and skills required for an integrated study and evaluation of a prospect, leading to a viable oil and gas field development plan.
Drawing upon a long established track record of excellence in teaching and research, the MSc Petroleum Engineering is delivered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Department of Geology and Geophysics along with industry-based tutors covering a broad range of courses including the fundamentals of petroleum geoscience, enhanced oil recovery, reservoir simulation and well and production engineering. There is also a particular focus on formation evaluation and reservoir engineering and simulation.
The MSc Petroleum Engineering develops your skills so you are able to appraise and select the appropriate technologies for safe production recovery of hydrocarbon oil and gas and includes hands-on experience of using industry-standard simulation software in all aspects of petroleum engineering.
There are hundreds of energy companies in Aberdeen and the surrounding region, including world leaders such as Apace, Baker Hughes (a GE Company), BP, Chevron, CNOOC, Equinor, Haliburton, Harbour Energy, Maersk, NEO Energy, Petrofac, Repsol Sinopec Resources, Royal Dutch Shell, Schlumberger, TAQA and TotalEnergies. Our degree programmes benefit from direct industry involvement, including industry advisory panels, guest lectures, field trips, site visits, networking and careers events, and industry supported student projects.