Oil and Gas Engineering

Robert Gordon University


The course is aimed at students who wish to work in the oil and gas industry and specialise in offshore operations. It will prepare you for a range of professional careers through suitable flexible study options. It has been developed in close collaboration with industry which ensures the specialist subject areas relevant to the oil and gas life-cycle covered are up-to-date, and provide the essential knowledge and skills required for an engineering career within the upstream oil and gas industry.

Stage 1:
You will study topics such as Subsurface, Wells, Facilities and Business Essentials.

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Oil and Gas Engineering

Stage 2:
You will study; Engineering Project Management, Environmental Impact and Risk Management, Materials & Corrosion, and Completions & Subsea Systems. On completion you could exit this stage with Pg Dip Oil and Gas Engineering.

Stage 3:
This is the final stage, where you will focus on the Individual Project Report. Successful completion will award the MSc Oil and Gas Engineering.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Engineering or a relevant discipline such as Geology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics. Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


School of Engineering

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