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Oil and Gas Engineering MSc

Course code

H850POILGAS

Start date

September

No placement available

Mode of study

1 year full-time

2 years part-time

Fees

UK / EU:  £9,100

International:  £18,720

Entry requirements

2:2 (A-level)

N/A (BTEC)

N/A (IB)

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Overview

Brunel University London 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 a unique academia-industry collaboration located within the headquarters of TWI. Here you'll find dedicated teaching and research laboratories including 15 million pounds worth of state-of-the-art equipment. You will benefit from access to a range of leading and industry relevant software packages, as well as an on-site high performance computing facility to run high-fidelity 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 and will enjoy regular organised visits to the Brunel University London campus.

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. The College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences & TWI are offering  the NSIRC scholarship for Home, EU and Overseas fee paying students starting the full-time or part-time MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering in September 2019. 

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Course content

The course is delivered in intensive module blocks typically over two weeks, with 35 hours of contact time. Full-time students 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.

Year 1

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Careers and your future

There is a global shortage of qualified specialists in the oil and gas sector, and skilled professionals are enjoying rising salaries.

Our graduates find employment in oilfield services companies, engineering consulting or with upstream oil and gas producers and downstream refineries.

We actively encourage graduates from this MSc degree to continue their studies through a PhD. A number of projects are available through the NSIRC route.

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UK entry requirements

  • 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.

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EU and International entry requirements

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.

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.

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 through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

UK / EU

£9,100 full-time

£5,118 part-time

International

£18,720 full-time

£10,530 part-time

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

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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.

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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.