Petroleum Engineering

University of Aberdeen


Foresterhill Campus


The MSc Petroleum Engineering programme is designed with industry support and also includes the study of petroleum geology to produce world-class petroleum engineers, who are fully prepared to take up roles in the upstream oil and gas industry.

The programme is designed with industry support and aims to produce world class Petroleum Engineering professionals that are fully prepared to take up essential roles in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Drawing upon a long established track record of excellence in teaching and research, the programme will be jointly delivered by the School of Engineering and School of Geosciences, as well as key informed contribution from industry based lecturers and tutors.

Entry Requirements

Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is an Engineering or Applied Mathematics degree at 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours level (or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

Those with a high 2:2 Honours degree in Engineering or Applied Mathematics may also be considered if they can demonstrate 2+ years of relevant experience.

Students with a Geology, Physics or Chemistry degree may be considered if they have a 2:1 degree and 2+ years of relevant work experience.

Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics and Physics.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Physical Science



SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy