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Oil & Gas Engineering

1 year
September 2024

There’s a wealth of career opportunities available within the traditional and future oil industry. On our Oil and Gas Engineering programme you’ll learn to maximise hydrocarbon recovery at a minimum cost, whilst reducing the environmental impacts.

Why study with us

  • You’ll study in state-of-the-art facilities, including our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.
  • We’re located within one of the most intense engineering areas in the UK, so you’ll work on real-world projects with commercial partners.
  • There’s an opportunity to undertake a professional placement as part of this course.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll learn through different methods including innovative information and communication technologies and practical case studies.
  • Our industrial partners contribute to teaching and hold guest lectures and they include the Energy Institute, Shell and BP.
  • Potential future workplaces include national and international oil companies, consultancy companies and oil and gas service firms.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Academic expertise

The course is a partnership arrangement with oil and gas companies and whilst most of the course is delivered by university staff, made up of OGE professionals and academics, some sessions will be delivered by visiting lecturers who work in the fire/public sector. They will be invited to speak with authority from their own experience and expertise.

Dr Hamid Reza Nasriani
Senior Lecturer
Dr Tony Graham
Senior Lecturer in Fire Engineering
Tracy Bradford
Senior Lecturer in Fire Safety engineering
Simon Cable
Senior Lecturer Fire Safety Fire Protection

Our programme is supported by an Industrial Liaison Group which reviews and provides input into the development of the course, in order to ensure it meets the needs of the oil and gas industry.

Our industrial partners contribute to some teaching through guest lectures, CPD events and research projects. Guest lectures have included representatives from the Energy Institute, Institution of Fire Engineers, Shell, BP, GexCon, Fire and Rescue Services, Tyco, BRE, Horea Lea, Carbon Trust, Government Office for the North West.

Future careers

There’s a range of employment opportunities within the traditional and future Oil and Gas Engineering industry. You could also progress your study to PhD level.

Looking to start your postgraduate journey?

Our range of subjects and study modes can support your goals. Take your next step with a postgraduate degree.

How to apply

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Sandwich year£2,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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