In partnership with TWI, Brunel provides this world-leading MSc degree for the next generation of oil and gas engineers.
This unique, industry-focused MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering is delivered at the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), a state-of-the-art postgraduate engineering facility based at Granta Park, near Cambridge.
The aim of this postgraduate engineering degree is to develop you into a highly sought after oil and gas engineering specialist with the skills to rapidly design and commission oilfield installations to meet energy demands.
Our Oil and Gas Engineering MSc focuses on the design of oil and gas structures. You will gain a sound understanding and in-depth knowledge of oilfield structural design, fabrication and installation.
NSIRC is located within the headquarters of TWI and there are dedicated teaching and research laboratories in the TWI building where you will benefit from access to a range of industry standard software packages. In addition, there is an on-site high performance computing laboratory to run detailed and complex numerical simulation to support your experimental work. As a Cambridge-based student, you’ll also have access to all the course-related facilities at Brunel.
Based within an industrial environment, there are excellent opportunities for networking, together with undertaking applied research on real engineering projects. Combined with the benefits of living in the Cambridge area, which includes historical, cultural and social attractions, NSIRC attracts international students and practising engineers, thus greatly enhancing your learning experience.
Brunel’s Oil and Gas Engineering MSc degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). It can be studied either full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. Scholarships are available.
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Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
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The course is delivered in short, intensive module blocks typically over two weeks, with 35 hours of contact time. You will study four modules in the first term, and four in the second. You will then work on your industry-driven dissertation which represents about four months of full-time effort. Your dissertation project will address a challenge or problem relevant to the oil and gas sector.
- Petroleum Production Fundamentals
- Applied Engineering Mathematics
- Structural Materials
- Structural Integrity and FEA
- Multiphase Flow Fundamentals and Flow Assurance
- Dynamics of Petroleum Structures
- Design and Construction of Installations
- Reliability Engineering and Risk Management
Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel
and what you will learn on the course.
Entry criteria 2019/20
- A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a relevant branch of engineering or science.
- Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.
Entry to this programme requires all students who are not nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) and have temporary immigration permission to remain in the UK to obtain an ATAS certificate. If you are made an offer to join this course and you are not an EEA national, you will be required to obtain an ATAS certificate as a condition of your offer.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
International and EU entry requirements
If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions
This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
- Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
- BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.
We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.
Teaching and learning
Our oil and gas engineering degree is delivered by multidisciplinary lecturers with a broad range of skills, and you’ll also learn and work alongside leading engineering academics and industrial experts at TWI.
Study will combine lectures, seminars, tutorials, computing sessions, laboratory sessions, independent research, and individual and group project work.
You are provided with a Brunel laptop and can access licensed engineering software. This means, as a ‘mobile learner’, you will carry out guided self-study outside of teaching contact time.
Assessment and feedback
Your work will be assessed through coursework, technical reports, research assignments, oral presentations, structured debates, individual and group projects, exams and your dissertation project.
Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.
Fees and funding
Fees for 2019/20 entry
£9,100 full-time; £4,550 part-time
£18,720 full-time; £9,360 part-time
Some courses incur additional course related costs.
Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students
UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.
Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).