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Oil & Gas Safety Engineering

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Are you aiming for a senior role in safety engineering in the oil and gas industry? Working in state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll gain the knowledge and experience to achieve this.

You’ll gain practical experience using state-of-the-art safety engineering techniques. You’ll also gain an advanced understanding of the necessary scientific, engineering and technological principles.

We address the development and application of emerging technologies within the often contradictory constraints of safety, economy and the law.

 The course is developed and run by a recognised Centre of Excellence for Safety Engineering.

Why study with us

  • Benefit from our dedicated fire and safety engineering laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Our course has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies.
  • Access the latest high-quality equipment and facilities in our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre.

What you'll do

  • You’ll get the chance to work with oil and gas engineering companies, all with the aim of boosting your employability on graduation.
  • Our Engineering Innovation Centre enables you to work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Students are able to apply for international trip funding including to our partner institutions in Oman and Hong Kong. 

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.

Find out more

Module Overview

Course Delivery

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


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.

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Future careers

The skills gained on this course equip you for a career as a senior safety specialist in a number of high-hazard industries including oil and gas, product safety engineering, process safety and chemical plants. 

As this course is supported by an established research base and continues to demonstrate a strong and co-ordinated industrial link, the content is highly relevant and current, which means our graduates are sought after.

A number of our graduates continue with us on research degrees (MPhil/PhD) studies within the Centre in Fire and Hazards in the areas of fire and explosion safety engineering, fire modelling, computational fluid dynamics and others.

The course is also relevant to occupations such as regulators and insurance assessors.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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