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Gas Engineering and Management


School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering

Subject area - Civil Engineering

Start Date(s): September; January


September intake

MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (nine months full-time or one year and six months part-time)

January intake

MSc (one year and four months full-time or two years and eight months part-time)
PgDip (one year full-time or two years part-time)

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Full-time - £7,992

Part-time - £1,332 per 30 credit module

UK - £7,992

International - £16,920

In Brief:

  • Flexible but rigorous period of study for graduates working in, or intending to work in, the natural gas/oil industry
  • Accredited by the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM)
  • Excellent employment prospects
  • Part-time study option
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

A comprehensive range of subjects is studied covering the whole spectrum of natural gas engineering, providing a sound base from which to select an area of specialised study.

You may also be eligible for membership of the Gas Engineering and Management Institute and subsequently become a Chartered Engineer. Alternatively you may wish to continue your studies to PhD level, researching gas engineering or other related subjects available within the School of Computing, Science & Engineering.

Course Structure

This course runs over two 12 week semesters (plus the third semester or summer period for your dissertation for MSc students)

Semester 1 - October to February
Semester 2 - February to June
Semester 3 - June to September (dissertation period)

This module will give you specialist knowledge in gas science technology and gas processing covering subjects such as the liquefied natural gas industry, planning of gas supply systems, LPG technology and treatments of crude natural gas to reach accepted specifications.
You will study the operational principles of instruments available so that you will be able to monitor parameters such as pressure, temperature and flow. This also includes advanced measurement techniques and experimental investigations relating to oil and natural gas engineering.
This module will give you a thorough knowledge and understanding in relation to the project management of modern gas engineering industry. You will cover topics such as quality management systems, managing and developing people, business finance, demand, legal frameworks, organisational management, project management and sales contracts.
This module will give you the knowledge and skill necessary to understand the utilisation of natural gas in terms of combustion flames, combustion technology, gas burner designs, sprays and atomisation, commercial markets and safety including temperature processes relating to natural gas engineering.
This module will teach you to apply your knowledge to gas distribution systems and gain a thorough understanding of the design and operation of gas transmission systems.
You must undertake a dissertation on any aspect of the natural gas business. This can be in the form of either experimental or computational based. The project can frequently relate to research work already in the school and natural gas engineering.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for those from a British University with Engineering and Scientific disciplines is 2:2 degree.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Applications from practitioners without formal qualifications but with significant experience of this subject area may also be considered via our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process.

English Language Requirements

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.0 band score (with no element below 5.5) or above are proof of this.

International Students and Students who are Non EU/EEA/UK Nationals - Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

International Students and student who are not EU, EEA or UK nationals are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions.
You can find out if your programme requires an ATAS by checking the FCO website at with your JACS code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an application. If you cannot find it please contact International Conversion team at If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on
You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link:

Suitable For

Graduates from an appropriate discipline, such as mechanical engineering. Professionals with four years’ relevant industrial or professional experience may be considered for entry to the PgDip initially.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,332 per 30 credit module
Full-time International£16,920

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

For more information please see our funding section


Teaching will take the form of traditional lectures in a class room, with PowerPoint presentations and videos and reference to laboratory work, demonstrations, workshops and tutorials and use of specialised software as applicable.


Coursework and labs – 30%
Examinations – 70%
Plus Dissertation


Graduates pursue a variety of careers in the natural gas/oil industry. The programme covers all aspects of gas technology and associated gas business management and will enable students to increase their skills and technical knowledge.

Further Study

You may want to go on to further study with our Engineering 2050 Research Centre as part of the Spray Research Group.

The Spray Research Group is specialised in the production of sprays, atomiser design and turbulent spray structures. The group has a wide variety of experience in applying experimental and computational modelling techniques, utilising state-of-the-art facilities to fundamental and industrial and commercial applications of sprays, the design of atomisation devices and Petroleum Technology. We have a wide variety of experience in applying experimental and simulation modelling techniques, utilising state-of-the-art facilities to fundamental and industrial and commercial applications of Petroleum Technology.

Our expertise also extends to fluid mechanical and instrumentation related research and devoplment in the covers the production of sprays, the structures of sprays and interaction with fluid/boundary interactions, mixing, vaporization and combustion.

Research areas include: 

  • Reservoir simulation modelling
  • Smart well technology
  • Drilling technologies
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Internal and external fluid flow modelling of production facilities
  • Gas processing and transportation (GTL)

Alumni Profile

Samuel Kofi Agbetsiafa

MSc Gas Engineering and Management

"I chose to study in the UK to gain a good quality education and learn from the experiences of students from different countries. Salford is the only university which offers my course and I was attracted by the profile of the lecturers. In addition I was impressed with the teaching and learning facilities and the fact that the School is home to a large number of foreign students. I'll always have fond memories about the University. For me, I would say the best things about studying at the University of Salford are the excellent tuition by experienced lecturers, the well-stocked library with the latest collection of books and journals and ICT facilit ies, and the free internet access at both School and student accommodation."

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