Petroleum Engineering

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


This course is for those looking to work in the exciting world of petroleum discovery and recovery. It has been designed to meet industry demand for a skilled workforce to work on oil/gas production platforms. You will find out about locating, extracting, and purifying the oil and gas before it is delivered to the refineries.

Subjects Include:
Science Industry: Key Issues; Petroleum Engineering: Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry; Petroleum: Geology and Geophysics; Communication: Practical Skills; Petroleum Reservoir Engineering; Oilfield Drilling: Techniques and Operations; Petroleum Engineering: Graded Unit 1; Information Technology: Applications Software 1; Petroleum Production Processes; Principles of Safe Engineering Systems
Quality Management; Environmental Awareness.

Entry Requirements

One Higher from Chemistry, Physics or a technological subject; or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering; or NC Mechanical Engineering; or NC Engineering Systems; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND or degree courses

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year


Engineering and Energy

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