Petroleum engineers are concerned with the design, development and promotion of front-end engineering applications and technologies required in the exploration, drilling, production and management of oil and gas reservoirs both onshore and offshore , whilst giving due consideration to health, safety and environment.

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Our Degrees

We offer a range of Petroleum Engineering degrees which you can read more about below.

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Pathway Programmes

The University of Aberdeen International Study Centre offers preparation programmes for progression to undergraduate degree study at the university.

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Petroleum Engineers work with geologists and other engineers to ensure safe recovery, processing, transportation, transmission, and utilisation of petroleum products often in very challenging environments. In addition to the technical petroleum engineering skills, petroleum engineers learn and develop skills in project management, project economics and environmental impact assessment. It is not surprising therefore that petroleum engineers are highly sought after by major energy and non-energy companies around the world, and are amongst the best paid compared to other engineering disciplines.

Aberdeen is based in the heart of the North Sea energy industry and is an International Centre of
Excellence for exploration and production of oil and gas.

Choose Petroleum Engineering at the University of Aberdeen to draw upon our well-established expertise in engineering aspects of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon to meet the industry challenges of the future.

Undergraduate EU Scholarship

The Aberdeen Global Undergraduate Scholarship is open to European Union (EU) students.

This is an £8,000 tuition fee discount available to eligible self-funded Undergraduate students who would have previously been eligible for Home (Scottish/EU) fee status.

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