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Oil & Gas Engineering

1 Year
September 2024
Campus Taught

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.

Module overview

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Year 1

Compulsory modules
  • FV4102: Safety, Fire & Environmental Management
  • FV4201: Advanced Engineering Design Project
  • FV4601: Research Methods
  • FV4701: Geology and Formation Evaluation
  • FV4702: Reservoir Engineering and Well Test Analysis
  • FV4703: Drilling Engineering and Production Technology
  • FV4901: Fire Science Dissertation
Optional modules
  • EL4102: Work Placement (Engineering)

FV4102: Safety, Fire & Environmental Management

You'll study health, welfare and safety legislation relevant to construction, engineering and associated industries. The module will develop upon a sound understanding of health and safety with particular emphasis on human factors and improvement processes.

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by October 2023.

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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  • This course is accredited by the EI on behalf of the Engineering Council, which plays an active role in ensuring that the course is developed to meet the needs of industry. The EI is a chartered professional membership body bringing together expertise to tackle urgent global challenges, responding to the climate emergency while meeting the energy needs of the world’s growing population.
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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.

Hamid in a grey tweed suit smiling
Dr Hamid Reza Nasriani
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Dr Nasriani teaches across a range of subjects for our engineering school. He is a senior lecturer and course leader for the BEng/MEng and MSC Oil & Gas Engineering programmes at the University of Central Lancashire. Reza is also actively involved in a wide array of research rela...

Dr Tony Graham
Senior Lecturer in Fire Engineering
School of Engineering and Computing

Tony teaches across school of engineering and at partner colleges from level 3 to level 7 but specialises in MSc taught courses and PhD supervision. He has 27 years teaching experience primarily in fire safety engineering and risk analysis.

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.

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Fees and funding

Full-time£8,400 per year
Sandwich year£2,000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£933 per 20 credits
Full-time£15,500 per year
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

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