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Study your Engineering MSc programme in Aberdeen, Europe’s Energy Hub.

Pre-Master's Leading to Engineering

This 10-week programme has been designed for students with ambitions in engineering. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, you will develop a self-managed approach to business planning, project management, critical thinking and problem solving. Upon successful completion, you will progress seamlessly onto your chosen Master’s degree in engineering.


  • 10 weeks


  • June
  • October


  • Aberdeen

MSc Degrees Available

Aimed at developing engineers to become skilled drilling engineers, this course will cover key areas including well design, drilling and operations management. You will benefit from the use of the University’s DART facility (Dynamic Advance Response Training). This state-of-the-art learning environment uses 3D graphics to represent a rig floor and the wide range of equipment and drilling processes currently used by the oil and gas industry.

Find out more: MSc Drilling and Well Engineering

Developed in collaboration with industry, this course follows guidelines set out by the Energy Institute, ensuring specialist course content is relevant and up to date. You will apply scientific, engineering and management skills to study key areas of oil and gas engineering. By graduation, you will be equipped for a rewarding career within the upstream oil and gas industry.

Find out more: MSc Oil and Gas Engineering

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Programme Details

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

You will develop the academic and communication skills needed for success in postgraduate-level study. You will gain independent learning skills and learn to take responsibility for your personal, academic and professional development.

Maths for Engineering and Sciences

This module will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • The arithmetic of complex numbers
  • Rectangular and polar forms
  • Vector operation
  • Trigonometric identities
  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Fourier Series
  • Probability and reliability.

Introduction to Oil and Gas Engineering

This module will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • The formation of oil and gas
  • World energy supplies
  • Basic Geology
  • Upstream, mid-stream and downstream
  • Basic drilling – drilling bits, drilling a well, drilling rigs (onshore and offshore)
  • International standards and safety.

Both MSc degrees are accredited by the Energy Institute. Students enrolled on MSc Oil and Gas Engineering are entitled to free membership of the Institute of Corrosion, Energy Institute or the Society of Petroleum Engineering.

Campus Facilities

Robert Gordon University’s beautiful riverside campus provides the perfect learning environment. Take a tour of our industry-standard facilities and find out what we have to offer.

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