The course

UCAS code
H891
Duration
Up to 6 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

Oil and gas play a significant role in today’s global energy market and will continue to do so for many years. Advances in technology to recover these valuable resources require contributions from all branches of science and engineering to ensure best practice, economic survival and protection of the environment. We have developed this programme to allow Chemical Engineering graduates to have key skills in petroleum engineering and related subjects. Graduates will be a valuable asset to energy companies developing oil and gas reserves by utilising their awareness of the petroleum industry coupled to the wider base in chemical engineering.

The Diploma in Industrial Training (DIT) allows students the chance to work in the chemical and process industry before completing their final year(s) of study. The programme structure is the same as the MEng programme. Students need to apply and be accepted for a place in industry in order to qualify for the DIT award.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

The first three years of this course have the same structure as the core of our BEng Chemical Engineering (H800) degree, allowing students to opt into or out of this particular programme.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:31%
  • Independent study:69%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:75%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 25%
Year 2

The first three years of this course have the same structure as the core of our BEng Chemical Engineering (H800) degree, allowing students to opt into or out of this particular programme.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:32%
  • Independent study:68%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:61%
  • Practical: 8%
  • Coursework: 31%
Year 3

The first three years of this course have the same structure as the core of our BEng Chemical Engineering (H800) degree, allowing students to opt into or out of this particular programme.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:33%
  • Independent study:67%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:56%
  • Practical: 13%
  • Coursework: 31%
Year 4

Key features are specialist topics dealing with the formation, development and production of oil and gas from reservoirs. These are delivered alongside advanced Chemical Engineering topics, which highlight practical issues in developing new products. A major project in design is started which continues to Year 5.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:30%
  • Independent study:70%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:67%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 33%
Year 5

Includes the specialist energy aspects of the programme. Alongside the major design project, there will be additional project work specifically targeted to look at technology used by the oil and gas industry in field development.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:0%
  • Independent study:0%
  • Placement:100%

Assessment

  • Written:0%
  • Practical: 100%
  • Coursework: 0%
Year 6

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:24%
  • Independent study:76%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:35%
  • Practical: 20%
  • Coursework: 45%

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