Old Aberdeen Campus
Petroleum engineers are concerned with the design, development and promotion of front-end engineering technologies required in the exploration, drilling, production and management of oil and gas reservoirs both onshore and offshore, whilst giving due consideration to health, safety and environment.
Petroleum engineers also develop skills in project management & economics and environmental impact assessment. This makes them highly sought after by major energy and non-energy companies around the world with high levels of pay.
Aberdeen is based in the heart of the North Sea energy industry and is an International Centre of Excellence for exploration and production of oil and gas.
Year 1: Principles of Electronics; CAD and Communications in Engineering Practice; Fundamentals of Engineering Materials; Engineering Mathematics 1; Fundamental Engineering Mechanics; Chemistry for the Physical Sciences 1.
Year 2: Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics; Process Engineering; Engineering Mathematics 2; Design and Computing in Engineering Practice; Electrical and Mechanical Systems; Solids and Structures; Introduction to Geology for Petroleum Engineers.
Year 3: Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics; Process Engineering; Engineering Mathematics 2; Design and Computing in Engineering Practice; Electrical and Mechanical Systems; Solids and Structures; Introduction to Geology for Petroleum Engineers.
Year 4: Geomechanics; Petroleum Production Engineering and Technology; Reservoir Engineering II: Performance; Field Development and Petroleum Economics; Individual Project (MEng/BEng); Group Design Project (BEng).
Year 5: Non-conventional Hydrocarbon Engineering; Reservoir Simulation; Facilities Engineering; Enhanced Oil Recovery; The Engineer in Society; MEng Group Design.
2020 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) including Maths, Chemistry and Physics or Engineering Science plus English at National 5.