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Drilling and Well Engineering, PgCert | PgDip | MSc

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  • 12 months
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The MSc Drilling and Engineering course offered at the Robert Gordon University is aimed at practising drilling engineers. It focuses on the concept of effective well construction, and aims to develop high levels of professional skill in the key areas of well design, drilling and operations management.

About

AT the Robert Gordon University studying the MSc Drilling and Well Engineering include those working in oil and gas companies, energy companies, national oil companies, engineering firms and project service companies. Graduates of MSc Drilling and Well Engineering ,offered by Robert Gordon University, are now employed in every oil producing area of the world and work for many of the oil majors and drilling contractors.

The course focuses on the concept of effective well construction, and aims to develop high levels of professional skill in the key areas of well design, drilling and operations management.

You can study for this course full-time at our campus in Aberdeen or online via the university's virtual learning environment CampusMoodle.

Job Prospects

You are encouraged to take industry-driven research projects for your thesis which ensures the relevance of your work and provides you with enhanced employability opportunities. Additionally, you will benefit from several guest lecturers which will enrich your learning experience and future career prospects.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Energy Institute for Further Learning at Masters Level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Essentials
  • Facilities
  • Subsurface
  • Drilling Technology
  • Well Completions and Subsea Systems
  • Drilling Operations Management
  • Advanced Well Engineering
  • Individual Engineering Research Investigation
  • Individual Engineering Research Investigation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 45 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      • January: Minimum 22 months (Fast-Track)
      • May: Minimum 3 years, 9 months
      • May: Minimum 29 months (Fast-Track)
      • September:Minimum 26 months (Fast-Track)
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Engineering or a relevant discipline such as Geology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17280 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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