M.Sc. Petroleum and Gas Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR19070 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
University of Salford | Salford, United Kingdom
The Petroleum & Gas Engineering Programme is designed for graduates, after their first degree or equivalent who are working, or intend to work in the oil or natural gas industry.

Description of Petroleum and Gas Engineering


3 good reasons to study Petroleum and Gas Engineering at Salford:

  • The first course of its kind in the UK
  • Enhances your career prospects in the oil and gas industries
  • Gives you the opportunity to become a Chartered Engineer

This course is designed for engineering graduates who intend to enter or enhance their career prospects in the oil or natural gas industry.

The course explores the exploration, drilling, production, distribution and transmission of oil and gas from practical and theoretical viewpoints.

You will develop the knowledge and the skills for problem solving in terms of development, design, business and economics management in oil and gas engineering which will assist you to make management and scientific decisions in the workplace.

On completion of this course you may be eligible to join the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers or Petroleum Engineering which may enable you to qualify as a Chartered Engineer.

Career Prospects

Due to the relative uniqueness of this course in the UK, together with the high demand of graduates with the types of skills and knowledge that this course offers, employment prospects are excellent.

Graduates can expect to enter or progress in industries such as petroleum, gas, process engineering, chemical or steel.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 19070 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 8900 Year (EEA)

UK/EU £7500 International £16070

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

As well as studying the topics outlined in the following modules you will be expected to develop, to a professional standard, a number of transferable skills such as numeracy skills by way of quantitative mathematical analysis, problem solving skills, communication skills during group work, laboratory report writing and time management skills.

Course Structure

This course runs over three 12 week semesters

Semester 1 October to February

Semester 2- February to June

Semester 3 June to September (dissertation period for MSc)


  • Petroleum Economics and Project Management (30 credits)
  • Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production (30 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Natural Gas and Production Systems and Design (15 credits)
  • Distribution, Transmission Systems and Design (15 credits)
  • Gas Flow and Network Analysis (15 credits)
  • Project/Dissertation (60 credits)

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

Requirements for Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Entry requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement for those from a British University with Engineering and Scientific disciplines is 2:2 degree.
  • Mature and experienced candidates or those with other suitable qualifications may be considered on an individual basis for entry to the Diploma programme.

English Language Requirement:

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 6.0 band score or a score of TOEFL at 550 or above (232 computer-based) with a TWE of 4.0 or above are proof of this.

Work Experience for Petroleum and Gas Engineering

No work experience is required.

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