Want to work across the world in the oil and gas industry? This broad-ranging Oil and Gas Engineering MSc could help you get there.
This comprehensive course has been designed and delivered in collaboration with highly experienced oil and gas professionals and enables you to become student members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) and Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IME).
It aims to equip you with the advanced sector-specific knowledge and skills required to succeed in the competitive, ever-evolving energy industry. You will study the engineering theory, technology, systems and practice associated with the full oil and gas life-cycle, examining upstream, midstream and downstream operations from exploration and production, right through to refining and marketing.
Coventry is ranked as the 3rd best university in the country for ‘Mechanical Engineering’ in the Guardian University Guide 2020. Our extensive industry links enable you to benefit from technical site visits, which have previously included the National Engineering Laboratory, as well as a range of expert guest lectures, such as the former Vice President of British Petroleum.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The course will prepare you for a global career as a graduate engineer in the oil and gas industry, furnishing you with a solid foundation in fluid flow systems, oil and gas production engineering and process control, based on international environmental operational frameworks.
Our broad range of subjects will develop your practical and technical knowledge of drilling and well engineering, multiphase flow systems, production and reservoir engineering, crude processing, gas technologies, engineering materials durability and sustainability, as well as health, safety and environmental management.
Encouraging advanced problem-solving skills, we will prepare you to tackle complex engineering problems with shifting baselines and varying degrees of resources and information.
You will gain practical experience of a wide range of engineering and technology disciplines, learning how to design appropriate components, systems or processes to improve the quality and functionality of equipment and plant within individual and complex environments. You will also further your understanding of the concepts surrounding corrosion, life cycle, mechanical principles, control, fluid flow and its combined importance in the continuation of an operational facility.
This course has been developed with industry experts, such as Statoil Process Engineers. The course is aimed to provide you with technical capability, alongside analytical and creative skills to have a successful career in the oil and gas industry.
Throughout the course, you will find yourself working on current oilfield and industry-based problems, providing you with the opportunity to gain additional skills and experience. The course will keep you up-to-date with current events and the latest, leading-edge industry innovations through opportunities to visit facilities and hear from leading industry figures. These visits are a great way to interact with oilfield experts and network with potential employers. Recent trips have included the National Engineering Laboratory.
As a postgraduate student, you also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Our master’s provides a route into many careers with the global oil and gas industry, where demand for qualified staff is high. Roles include: engineers and drill crew, experienced geoscientists and exploration engineers, exploration and appraisal specialists, senior planners and contract managers, HSE advisors, subsea engineers, subsea filters and flow assurance engineers, operators, technicians, reservoir engineers and senior drilling engineers, as Well as senior commercial roles, such as head of business development managers, country managers and sales managers.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Many of our graduates have gone on to work in international oil and gas companies in roles such as petroleum engineers, process or facilities engineers, and energy analysts.
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