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Flow Assurance for Oil and Gas Production MSc

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    Course Description :

    This is the first masters level degree course that brings academic rigour and focus to this multi-disciplinary subject. The MSc in Flow Assurance for Oil and Gas Production is suitable for engineering and applied science graduates who wish to embark on successful careers in the oil and gas industry. Our strategic links with industry ensures that all the materials taught on the course are relevant, timely and meets the needs of organisations competing within the sector. This industry-led education makes our graduates some of the most desirable the world for energy companies to recruit.

    Start Months :

    October

    Duration:

    Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years

    Overview:

    Oil and gas are produced in hostile environments. As conventional oil reserves decline, companies are developing unconventional oil fields with complex fluid properties. These factors mean that flow assurance plays an important role in the oil and gas industry.

    Who is it for?
    :

    The MSc in Flow Assurance for Oil and Gas Production is made up of seven compulsory taught modules, one optional module, a group project and an individual research project.

    This is the first Masters level degree course that brings academic rigour and focus to this multi-disciplinary subject. The MSc in Flow Assurance for Oil and Gas Production is suitable for engineering and applied science graduates who wish to embark on successful careers in the oil and gas industry.

    Why this course?
    :

    We are proud to be the first university to offer the MSc in Flow Assurance for Oil and Gas Production. It covers all methods to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of hydrocarbons from the well to the collection facilities. It is a multi-disciplinary activity involving a number of engineering disciplines including mechanical, chemical, process, control, instrumentation and software engineering.

    Part-time students are encouraged to participate in a group project as it provides a wealth of learning opportunities. However, an option of an individual dissertation is available if agreed with the Course Directors.

    We are very well located for visiting part-time students from all over the world, and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies. This enables students from all over the world to complete this qualification whilst balancing work/life commitments. This MSc programme benefits from a wide range of cultural backgrounds which significantly enhances the learning experience for both staff and students.


    Your teaching team :

    We attract the best academic staff in the sector, many who have previous industrial experience. When combined with our industrial-scale facilities, this offers an exceptional learning experience.

    Course details
    :

    The taught programme for the MSc in Flow Assurance for Oil and Gas Production is delivered from October to March and is comprised of seven compulsory modules and one optional module to select from a choice of four. There is also an introductory non-assessed module (Introduction to Flow Assurance).

    The modules are delivered over one to two weeks of intensive delivery with the later part of the module being free from structured teaching to allow time for more independent learning and reflection. Students on the part-time programme will complete all of the compulsory modules based on a flexible schedule that will be agreed with the Course Directors.

    Assessment :

    Taught modules 40%, Group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), Individual research project 40%

    Your career:

    There is considerable global demand in the oil and gas industry for flow assurance specialists with in-depth technical knowledge and practical skills. The industry-led education makes our graduates some of the most desirable for recruitment in this sector. The depth and breadth of the course equips graduates with knowledge and skills to tackle one of the most demanding challenges to secure our energy resource. Graduates of the course can also be recruited in other upstream and downstream positions. Their knowledge can additionally be applied to the petrochemical, process and power industries.

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