With a broad-ranging Oil and Gas Engineering MSc, you could work across the world in the oil and gas industry.
This comprehensive course has been designed and delivered in collaboration with highly experienced oil and gas professionals.
Coventry, United Kingdom
Why you should study this course
Encouraging advanced problem-solving skills, you will explore how to tackle complex engineering problems with shifting baselines and varying degrees of resources and information.
You will be provided the opportunity to gain practical experience in a wide range of engineering and technology disciplines, and you should learn how to design appropriate components, systems or processes to improve the quality and functionality of equipment and plant within individual and complex environments.
You could also further your understanding of the concepts surrounding corrosion, life cycle, mechanical principles, control, fluid flow and its combined importance in the continuation of an operational facility.
Our currently extensive industry links can enable you to benefit from technical site visits2, which have previously included the National Engineering Laboratory, as well as a range of expert guest lectures, such as the former Vice President of British Petroleum.
You will have free access to sector-leading software (subject to availability) used by over 500 international oil and gas companies across the world, such as standard PETREL and ECLIPSE reservoir simulation software worth US$ 12.5 million (donated by Schlumberger), Petex Integrated Product Modelling (IPM) software worth over £1million (donated by Petex), Weatherford’s PanSystem and WellFlo, Honeywell’s UniSims Design Suite, NSI Technologies’ StimPlan and IHS Kingdom GeoSyn.
What you'll study
Our broad range of module subjects aim to develop your practical and technical knowledge of drilling and well engineering, multiphase flow systems, production and reservoir engineering, crude processing, gas technologies, engineering materials durability and sustainability, as well as health, safety and environmental management.
Drilling Engineering – 15 credits
This module focuses on oilfield drilling practices, well design, construction and completion processes. It aims to adapt these practices to a range of well types and encourage a strategic approach to well planning. The module will also provide a better understanding of the drilling technology, types of drilling and drilling fluids, as well as to assess all operating variables.
Sustainability and Decommissioning – 15 credits
The module is designed to provide you with the fundamental practice of oil and gas platforms decommissioning, and related opportunities and costs (financial and environmental). This module will assess these complex issues in line with the technical, financial, environmental and legal dimensions of decommissioning within the wider context of sustainability in the energy industry.
Petroleum Processing and Gas Technologies – 15 credits
The main aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the physical properties of typical reservoir fluids, and the workflow, design, and operating characteristics of fundamental oil and gas processing units. Technologies and economics of natural gas processing and transport are also introduced.
Engineering Materials and Corrosion Control in the Energy Industry – 15 credits
This module provides you with the ability to identify, justify and apply techniques for effective engineering materials essential to meet the in-service performance demands of the energy, oil and gas challenges/applications with particular emphasis on corrosion, and other relevant material damage mechanisms/failure modes and their control strategies.
Flow Assurance and Subsea Systems – 15 credits
The module is designed to provide you with the fundamental understanding and practice of oil and gas flow assurance and subsea processing systems, with a particular focus on multiphase flows, control systems, instrumentations, communication and power supply requirements. You will identify the challenges and requirements for subsea long step-out operations as regards power transmission, control systems, instrumentations, communications technologies and awareness of relevant regulations with the aim to develop an understanding of the operations and design of the subsea field process facilities.
Hydrogen, Geothermal and CCS Systems – 15 credits
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the application of traditional oil and gas technology to exploitation of sustainable energy systems, such as, hydrogen production and storage mechanisms, geothermal systems, and carbon capture and storage of CO2 in depleted oil/gas reservoirs or saline aquifers. Each system will be technically analysed and the overall viability of a proposed field development assessed.
Reservoir Evaluation and Simulation – 30 credits
This module will examine the oil and gas exploration and production industry and look at the changing dynamics of this industry. It will provide an introduction to the geology, geophysics and tectonics that underpin the successful exploitation of oil and gas and will offer a detailed understanding of the essential elements of a working petroleum system.
Research Project – 50 credits
The module aims to extend your experience in independent investigative work with a view to enhancing your ability to solve technical and environmental problems. Research methods for technical and scientific investigations are included. Written presentation skills are developed as an integral part of the project.
Leading Diverse Workforces – 10 credits
This module aims to provide students with a framework of knowledge and understanding of how to effectively lead and develop people in a strategically diverse and inclusive way. You will be given the opportunity to develop strategic priorities for leadership, equality, diversity and inclusion.
Applicants should hold a minimum of a second-class honour’s degree in a petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, geological engineering, petrochemical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, numerate physical sciences, geosciences or mathematics related subject.
Some international students may require an ATAS certificate to study this course. For further information see our ATAS Certificates web page.
English language requirements
£18,250 | £22,250 (with prof. experience) per year
International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.
Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.
We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.
The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022
On successful completion, you will be able to:
This course has been developed with industry experts, and is aimed at providing you with technical capability, alongside analytical and creative skills to have a successful career in the oil and gas industry.
Throughout the course, you could find yourself working on current oilfield and industry-based problems, providing you with the opportunity to gain additional skills and experience. The course aims to keep you up to date with current events and the latest, leading-edge industry innovations through opportunities to visit facilities and hear from leading industry figures2. These visits are a great way to interact with oilfield experts and network with potential employers.