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MScOil & Gas Innovation

Why this course?

This degree aims to develop new technologies in exploration, production, processing and decommissioning within the Oil and Gas sector, for graduates as well as individuals with industrial experience or companies with innovative ideas that they wish to develop.

Who's the course for?

  • graduates in engineering or science, who have the qualities and ideas required to become leaders in innovation
  • technical staff who have identified an innovation or have expertise likely to yield innovative solutions and want to learn how to commercialise these
  • business developers who have identified an opportunity to innovate in the oil and gas sector and seek to understand the framework of the industry and its supply chain
  • managers or technical staff who are seeking innovative solutions for their challenges and want to equip themselves with the knowledge and leadership skills to enable their companies to identify, validate and commercialise possible solutions

What you'll study

The course is offered on full-time basis. To achieve the MSc you must accumulate no fewer than 180 credits of which 120 are awarded in respect of the Dissertation. To gain the Postgraduate Certificate you must accumulate no fewer than 60 credits from the taught classes of the course.

Course structure

The course has a strong focus on the project work proving opportunities for the generation and development of ideas.  Typical classes that are part of the programme are:

  • emerging technologies
  • petroleum engineering
  • project scoping

All students take part in a research project to explore a practical problem related to the oil and gas sector. The compulsory MSc project can be carried out at an employer’s site.

Work placement

Students are encouraged to carry out projects in an industrial environment where possible. Students currently employed within a relevant industrial setting may be able to carry out the project at the employer’s site.

Facilities

We're one of the largest chemical engineering departments in the country and have new state-of-the-art research laboratories. These include experimental facilities for light scattering, spectroscopy, corrosion studies, adsorption measurements and high speed video flow microscopy. 

You'll have access to the department's own dedicated computer suite which is installed with industry standard software.

Guest lectures

A number of external speakers, who are leading practitioners in their field, are part of the course programme.

Course content

Emerging Technologies

This class is an introduction to key research areas in the interface between chemical engineering and chemistry that are of industrial importance in the medium term. It will include a range of advanced technologies that underpin the innovation, design and development of processes that are more efficient, cleaner and have a reduced impact on the environment.

It will provide students with the chance to develop their professional awareness of innovative areas in chemical engineering industry, preparing for careers in major areas of growing engineering and technology.

The course will be presented by industrialists who specialise in a range of areas. Specific areas will change from year-to-year as industry and research themes gain or reduce in importance. Some potential examples include:

  • food and drink processing
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • oil recovery
  • anaerobic digestion
  • green power

and/or other subjects dependent on current external specialisms.

Petroleum Engineering

This module aims to give students a good understanding of some fundamental aspects of the petroleum industry by covering the following topics:

  • reservoir characterisation and classification
  • properties of reservoir fluids
  • properties of reservoir rocks
  • flow through porous media
  • well performance
  • single and multi-phase pipe flow
  • artificial lift systems
Project Scoping

This module aims to prepare students to execute an oil and gas project by proposing a scientific/engineering research topic, locating and critically reviewing relevant scientific literature and conducting a safe and ethic investigation report.

MSc Project

In this module the student will implement engineering and technical skills, as well as gain an understanding how to apply existing knowledge, to solve a relevant problem in the Oil and Gas Sector. 

Students will gain experience of project management, communication, setting targets, time management, monitoring and critically evaluating processes.

Learning & teaching

Course content is delivered through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • laboratory demonstrations
  • project work

Entry requirements

A Second Class (Upper Level) Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline.

Entry may be possible with other qualifications provided there is evidence of relevant experience and ability to study at an advanced level.

English Language Requirements for International Students

IELTS - minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5). 

The University offers Faculty of Engineering Excellence Scholarship for students who do not meet the criteria.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course held at the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre, for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the academic entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to progress to this degree course at the University of Strathclyde.

Fees & funding

2019/20

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Scotland/EU

  • £8,100

Rest of UK

  • £9,250

International

  • £20,050

Faculty of Engineering Excellence Scholarship (FEES) for International Students

If you're applying for an MSc course you'll be eligible to apply for a Faculty of Engineering Excellence Scholarship offering up to £3,000 towards your tuition fees.

The scholarship is available for application to all self-funded, new international (non-EU) fee paying students holding an offer of study for an MSc programme in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. Please note you must have an offer of study for a full-time course at Strathclyde before applying.

You must start your full-time MSc programme at Strathclyde in the coming academic year (2019-20).

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students, a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from England

Students ordinarily resident in England may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from Wales

Students ordinarily resident in Wales may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from Northern Ireland

Postgraduate students who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland may be able to apply for support from Student Finance Northern Ireland. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

International students

We have a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

Careers

There is growing world-wide demand for high-calibre graduates who can encourage innovation in the oil and gas industry.

If you are an individual already employed in a relevant company, this course will benefit your career progression, by providing the skills and knowledge to identify, validate and commercialise possible solutions.

Upon finishing the MSc programme, some students may be eligible to apply for PhD places in the department and across the Engineering faculty.

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Oil and Gas Innovation

Qualification: MSc, Start date: Sep 2019, Mode of delivery: attendance, full-time

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