Pipeline Engineering MSc; PGDip; PGCert, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
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This course teaches you the essential skills required to become a practicing pipeline engineer. The oil and gas industry help to specify the curriculum so we meet their requirements in high-pressure offshore and onshore pipelines.

About

You will gain:

  • an understanding of the key steps in a pipeline's lifecycle: design, construction, installation, asset management, maintenance and dismantling
  • experience from specialists in pipeline operation
  • the ability to develop 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 applying appropriate mathematical models in the simulation of pipeline engineering problems

Teaching consists of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision covering a variety of topics in pipeline engineering. The degree is taught using a mix of academic staff from the School of Marine Science and Technology as well as visiting lecturers and experts from industry.

You will choose an individual dissertation project. This may be a critical review and/or computational or experimental project using our world leading testing facilities. You also benefit from participating in projects sponsored directly by industry partners whenever they are available.

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Delivery:

The MSc course comprises 11 taught modules worth 120 credits. Fundamentals of Pipeline Engineering is delivered in a block at the beginning of semester one and the remaining modules are then taught across semester one and/or two. A dissertation or research project, worth 60 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters.

The course 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.

Many of our modules are available as stand alone modules via Continual Professional Development . Please e-mail us at mast.pg@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Accreditation

Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Engineering Council. This means that you are automatically recognised as satisfying the educational requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. See Prospectus online for full details.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • mechanical engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • metallurgical or materials engineering
  • offshore engineering
  • naval architecture
International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

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