This course is designed for engineering graduates who intend to enter or enhance their career prospects in the oil or natural gas industry. It will be re-accredited by the IGEM in 2016.
The course explores the geology, exploration, drilling, production (surface and subsurface), reservoir engineering and management, distribution and transmission of oil and gas from practical and theoretical viewpoints.
You will develop the knowledge and the skills for problem solving in terms of development, design, business and economics management in oil and gas engineering which will assist you to make management and scientific decisions in the workplace.
On completion of this course you may be eligible to join the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers or Society of Petroleum Engineers which may enable you to qualify as a Chartered Engineer.
International student Kenneth talks about his experiences studying at MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering.
As well as studying the topics outlined in the following modules you will be expected to develop, to a professional standard, a number of transferable skills such as numeracy skills by way of quantitative mathematical analysis, problem solving skills, communication skills during group work, laboratory report writing and time management skills.
This course runs over three 12 week semesters
Semester 1 – October to February
Semester 2- February to June
Semester 3 – June to September (dissertation period for MSc)
2:2 degree in an engineering or scientific discipline.
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.0 band score or above are proof of this.
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 https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk.
You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link: https://www.atas.fco.gov.uk/
Suitable for engineering graduates or engineers and industrial practitioners who are interested in entering or progressing in the petroleum and gas industries.
You may have a first degree in engineering or a scientific discipline including geology and physics and will be keen to enter the gas or oil industry as an engineer.
You may also already have significant experience of working as an engineer in the gas and oil industry and wish to formalise your current position with an academic and professional qualification.
Teaching will be carried out as formal lectures, laboratories, tutorials and workshops
Petroleum and Gas Engineering students are required to attend all of the modules. There are seven examination sessions. Students must pass all the modules studied with an overall average of at least 50% in the module programmes and in the course assessed work.
All laboratory and course assessed work must be submitted on time and to the required standard.
Students admitted to the course at Diploma level with examination and coursework of 50 % may proceed to MSc level. (120 Credits)
MSc Students must undertake a dissertation (60 Credits) on any aspect of the natural gas business either experimentally or computationally. The project can frequently relate to research work already in the school and or natural gas engineering and management.
You will be assessed by both coursework 50% and examinations 50%
80% of students say subjects are enthusiastically taught by staff.NSS 2010
Professor G G Nasr (MILASS, CEng, Eur Ing, FIGEM, FIMechE)
Ghasem Ghavami-Nasr is a full Professor with the Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Innovation in the School of Computing, Science & Engineering. He is Head of the Engineering Research Centre and Director of the Spray Research Group.
Ghasem has over 22 years academic and industrial experience which encompasses research, innovation, development, commercial and enterprise, curriculum development, management and resources. Expert in 'industrial' atomiser design, atomisation processes, spray characterisation and their formation, utilising advanced laser instrumentations, imaging techniques, process development, CFD modelling and NPD (New Product Development) with ergonomics and cognitive issues. Supporting businesses and commerce worldwide utilising these skills protracted over two decades. His work has application in nanotechnology, steel manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food, agriculture, aerospace, propulsion, humidification, automotive, decontamination, aerosol, medical etc.
Due to the relative uniqueness of this course in the UK, together with the high demand of graduates with the types of skills and knowledge that this course offers, employment prospects are excellent.
Graduates can expect to enter or progress in industries such as petroleum, gas, process engineering, chemical or steel.
This programme is strongly supported by major petroleum and gas engineering technology providers.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,275 per 30 credits|
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,300 per 30 credits|
|Full-time International||£16,700, part-time £2,784 per 30 credits|
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