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Petroleum and Gas Engineering MSc

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

If you want to turbo-charge your engineering career in the gas and petroleum industry – and get a postgraduate qualification while developing your current skills and experience too – our MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering degree course is the perfect choice.

You'll unpack key industry themes, such as Formation Evaluation, Reservoir Engineering and Reservoir Simulation. You'll learn to evaluate technologies for safe production and for enhancing the recovery of hydrocarbon oil and gas, and you'll discover new trends and technologies that are shaping the future of the industry, such as data science and artificial intelligence.

And because you'll be taught by industry professionals and expert academic staff, you'll develop a skillset that's specifically designed to meet the demand for petroleum and gas specialists in the industry.

Please note, if you're an international student, you'll need to get clearance to study this degree course from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, under the Academic Tech Approval Scheme (ATAS).

Accredited by: This course is accredited by the Energy Institute on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for further learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Learn about the key themes in the industry, including Petroleum Fundamentals and Exploration, Well Testing, Reservoir Engineering and Simulation, Well Engineering, Unconventional Resources, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Petroleum Engineering
  • Learn how data science and artificial intelligence are improving productivity and resource management in the energy industry
  • Complete an industry-relevant project on a subject of your choice
  • Use the latest experimental and computational facilities in our labs. Our computer suites feature analysis and simulation software used by professionals including the Schlumberger package (ECLIPSE, Petrel), IPM Suite, Techlog, Kappa and CMG
  • Sharpen your knowledge of current hardware and software development tools for design, development and implementation
  • Be able to explore mud rheology and drilling as well as reservoir characterisation and simulation
  • Benefit from the extensive resources available in our University library, including books, DVDs, electronic resources and maps

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge for a successful career in the expanding Petroleum upstream industry.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    17th

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