Masters in Engineering & Technology

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Mining, oil and gas studies include all operations involved in the exploration, evaluation and extraction of minerals, metals, petroleum and fossil fuels from earth. Mining engineers investigate mineral resources and are responsible for planning and supervising the construction of mines. Petroleum and gas engineers evaluate crude oil and gas reservoirs and oversee drilling operations. Professional engineers in these fields are involved in all phases of extraction, from discovery, feasibility studies, optimisation of extraction, construction and maintenance of mines and wells, to the safety of the crew and evaluating effects on the environment.

Engineering schools and departments offer a wide range of concentration tracks within the area of mining, oil and gas. Typically, students and graduates of mining, oil and gas degrees choose a particular specialisation such as raw materials, processing, reservoirs, drilling and completion, production, mine management, and more.

Oil engineers spend a good amount of time in offices and laboratories, but also at mining or drilling sites. Their job can involve extensive travelling.

Graduates and professionals in mining, oil and gas work in the extraction industry, but also in research and development, legal advising, education, manufacturing and machinery design, or managerial positions. Example roles include mine manager, drill planner and designer, technical service manager, production engineer, government inspector, petroleum attorney, investment analyst, chief executive.

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M.Sc. Oil and Gas Management, PgDip

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M.Sc. Instrumentation and Control Engineering / PgDip

The Instrumentation and Control Engineering / PgDip will help you develop your knowledge and skills in instrumentation, electronics and control engineering, and it will help you develop the ability to synthesise information from a variety of sources and make effective decisions on complex instrumentation and control engineering problems.

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M.Sc. Project Management (Oil & Gas)

Choose the fully online MSc in Project Management with a specialisation in Oil & Gas to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver advanced project management in the energy sector. Develop strategic project management skills that are highly sought after globally in every sector. Modules include Sustainable Programme and Portfolio Management, Oil and Gas Management, and Management of Energy.

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M.Sc. Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy

The MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy programme explores ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and enabling integration with cleaner, sustainable alternatives. Giving you engineering and commercial skills that are very much in demand worldwide, the programme offers you the chance to make a substantial contribution to reducing emissions in your country and beyond.

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