Oil and Gas Engineering

University of Aberdeen


Off campus


The MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering has been designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of the technology required and all major engineering related elements associated with the oil and gas life-cycle. One of the main features of the programme is its interdisciplinary nature, being suitable for students with mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical and other suitable engineering backgrounds, making them future engineering leaders.

The programme provides you with both a theoretical and practical grounding in this field, equipping you to tackle the challenges of this fast-evolving industry. It is delivered by expert staff from Engineering, Geology, Chemistry and the oil and gas industry each of whom are highly regarded in their field of expertise, providing you with access to world-class teaching and research.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth in any branch of Engineering or Physics.

Those with a High 2:2 Honours degree in Engineering may also be considered if they can demonstrate 2+ years of relevant Oil and Gas Industry experience and keen motivation.

Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

27 months or 30 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