The course

UCAS code
H890
Duration
Up to 5 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

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

Assessment

  • Written:34%
  • Practical: 20%
  • Coursework: 46%

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MEng Chemical Engineering with Oil and Gas Technology students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 95% are working
  • 0% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 100% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £28000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £28000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Natural and social science professionals

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC B In graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement - Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Additional information Qualifications must include Mathematics and Chemistry. Physics is strongly advised at least at Standard Grade / National 5, GCSE, or equivalent. Applicants may be admitted with a range of alternative qualifications.

Year 2

  • A-Levels AAB
  • Advanced Highers AAB in Mathematics and Chemistry
  • HNC A in graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement - graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
  • HND BB in graded units. Additional HND profile requirement - graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB in Adv. Higher Mathematics and Chemistry

Year 3

  • Additional information Some applicants may qualify for advanced entry to Level 3. For example HND, AA in graded units. Additional HND profile requirement: graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

Additional information

  • Successful progression on MEng will depend on academic performance during Level 3.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £17,440

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

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