M.Sc. Pipeline Engineering MSc; PGDip; PGCert

Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This programme enables you to practise as a pipeline engineer. We run the only accessible MSc course dedicated to high pressure oil and gas pipeline engineering in the world. By offering a high level of participation to the oil and gas industry in specifying the curriculum, we meet their requirements, spanning both high-pressure offshore and onshore pipelines.

Description of Pipeline Engineering MSc; PGDip; PGCert


MSc: 12 months full time; 24 months part time

PGDip: 12 months maximum full time; 24 months maximum part time

PGCert: 12 months maximum full time; 24 months maximum part time

A Preliminary Year is also available.

Study Pipeline Engineering and you will gain:

an understanding of the key steps in a pipelineís lifecycle: design, construction, installation, asset management, maintenance and dismantling, and the technical issues affecting them

invaluable experience from specialists in pipeline operating, construction, integrity and consulting, providing real issues, problems and solutions

the ability to propose, test and evaluate a thesis through selection of appropriate experimental, computer simulation or data analysis procedures

skills in identifying, designing and applying laboratory tests to solve pipeline engineering problems

knowledge in selecting and applying appropriate mathematical models in the simulation and analysis of pipeline engineering problems and data

On completion of the programme you will be regarded as competent to practise as a pipeline engineer by prospective employers.

At Newcastle University you be part of the School of Marine Science and Technology, which provides exceptional research-led teaching. Our modern laboratories enable a range of practical work, and are supplemented by local workshops for hands-on experience.

For the MSc you take compulsory modules, and a research project and dissertation.

For the PGDip and PGCert you undertake both compulsory modules and optional modules.

The programme is also available with a Preliminary Year, which is designed for students who have a qualification from a technical college rather than an Honours degree. Typically, you select one core module, and also take optional modules and complete a project and report.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Compulsory modules

CME8021 Safety, Risk and Environmental Management

CME8022 Hydrocarbon Production and Process Engineering

CME8039 Materials and Fabrication

CME8040 Corrosion and Corrosion Control

MAR8009 Fundamentals of Pipeline Engineering

MAR8010 Pipeline Structural Analysis

MAR8011 Dynamics of Offshore Installations

MAR8012 Design and Construction

MAR8013 Asset Management

MAR8053 Elements of Economics and Business Finance

MAR8057 Civil and Geotechnical Aspects of Pipeline Engineering

MAR8097 Pipeline Engineering Project

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Pipeline Engineering MSc; PGDip; PGCert

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, metallurgical or materials engineering, offshore engineering or naval architecture.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Work Experience for Pipeline Engineering MSc; PGDip; PGCert

No work experience is required.

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Newcastle University, United Kingdom

United Kingdom From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today offers a first-class student experience in the heart of Britainís number one student city. Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Newcastle University is in its global top 150, while The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 placed us in 12th position in the UK.

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