Oil and Gas Engineering with Management MSc 2017-18This course also available for 2018-19 entry
About the course
Engineering has been a key element in the development of society since the industrial revolution. Very little in modern society remains untouched by the actions of engineers. The Engineering Council, in Chartered Engineer and Incorporated Engineer Standard (UKSPEC), sets out its definition of an Engineer.
Engineers are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. They might develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, marketing and construction concepts, pioneer new engineering services and management methods. Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills.
It is widely reported that Oil and Gas engineering industries suffer from a lack of graduates with the Further Learning which incorporate management skills. In order to address these issues the Oil and Gas Engineering with Management seeks to provide a sound education in areas of Oil and Gas engineering through an integrated and co-ordinated programme.
This course has multiple start dates:
25 / 09 / 2017
08 / 01 / 2018
2 years part-time
Entry requirements for this course are usually the following:
• An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Systems, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering or a closely related science subject area or an equivalent professional qualification.
• Other qualifications or experience which demonstrate that a candidate possesses knowledge and skills at honours degree standard may be acceptable and will be considered on an individual basis. Final decision regarding admission to the course rests with the University.
For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
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Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Engineering
The module is concerned with providing a sound analysis of the oil and gas (ONG) industry from formation of hydrocarbons to health, safety and environment to various stages of ONG production to marketing of produced ONG and their derivatives.
Computer Aided Analysis of Turbo-Machines
The module aims to extend your knowledge and ability in the application of computational fluid dynamics to determine the interaction of turbo-machinery geometry with flowing fluid in both steady state and transient situations. The module offers an opportunity for you to gain experience in the use of commercial analysis software to solve steady and unsteady flow problems. This experience will be underpinned with a sound theoretical understanding.
This module aims to develop improved understandings of the strategic aspects of programme and project management and its role in adding competitive advantage to your enterprise. You will have the chance to gain a firm grounding in the principles, processes, tools and techniques that underpin programme and project management, but also be encouraged to challenge traditional thinking in the field. Concepts, standards and techniques for project and programme lifecycle management are introduced, developed and applied, with the aid of industrially relevant case material. Emphasis is placed upon the need for competence in project planning and control. Team-working, communication and risk management skills are developed by means of group activity. Extensive use is made of project management software.
Enhanced Oil Recovery
The module is concerned with the understanding of reservoir fluids, reservoir rock properties and enhanced oil recoveries (EORs). The module aims to provide you with an understanding of how production can be enhanced using these technologies, strengths and weaknesses of different technologies.
Professional Development and Research Methods
This is an innovative module which you will hopefully find not only challenging but also rewarding as it aims to extend the way you think about engineering management excellence and research application. It has been designed to deliver a detailed understanding of overarching professional management concepts and standards, based upon the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence, together with both industrial and academic career progression. The module provides a number of diagnostic instruments and application tools which enable you to benchmark your interpersonal skills and provide reflective career planning through portfolio development, aligned to professional registration routes. It will further examine the process of change management and the importance of technical and commercial leadership within an industrial context. Specific focus will be placed upon individual obligations to society, the profession and the environment.
The module is concerned with the understanding of the systems analysis approach to model the transport of oil from upstream reservoir to downstream stock tank. You will explore Darcy’s law, inflow performance predictions, single-phase flow and multi-phase flow in pipes and restrictions, and the use of total system analysis to calculate the pressure drops versus flow rates.
Communications for Oil and Gas Engineering
The module is concerned with the design and performance of various communications systems. It begins with a basic discussion of communications techniques and noise. It then aims to develop an understanding of selected systems with application in the oil and gas industry.
Finance for Managers
This module enables you to develop an understanding of the purposes and uses of financial information, together with the ability to use quantitative skills to improve performance management and decision making within an organisation.
The project provides the opportunity to undertake a major programme of advanced independent work. Where possible the project is carried out in collaboration with an industrial company and takes place at the company. A project supervisor is then allocated at the University who would check and confirm if the project is suitable for a Master's level course.
You will undertake a Major Research Project which is supervised by a member of staff, many of whom are recognised experts in their field.
The order in which these modules are taken may be interchanged between the first two years of study as long as all eight modules are completed by the end of second year of study.
Our part time Master's course normally takes two to three years to complete. We recognise the pressures on busy part-time students and professionals, so we offer interim awards of Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma - this means that you can usually exit with a qualification after one or two years.
We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.
We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.
We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.
Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.
When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.
This course is designed to prepare you for a career within a broad range of oil and gas industries.
Teaching and assessment
The course is taught principally through lectures, tutorials, and lab-based activities. Assessment methods reflect the emphasis of the course on the ability to apply knowledge and skills, and are diversely linked to examination, assignment, project work and research/laboratory activities.
17% of the study time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars, tutorials etc.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results.
Huddersfield is the UK's only university where 100% of the permanent teaching staff are fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*
*permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.
You may have the opportunity to work in an advanced engineering laboratories equipped with industry standard equipment.
You may also have access to research facilities, should you project be centered around one of these areas.
How much will it cost me?
In 2017/18, the part-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students at the University of Huddersfield will generally be £425 per 15 credit module and £850 per 30 credit module (see Fees and Finance for exceptions). Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
For advice and guidance on your postgraduate study options join us at the next Postgraduate Open Day or contact us.
Our research courses involve in-depth study of a specific field across the engineering discipline. If you wish to undertake longer term, highly focussed research, we offer a number of flexible routes to PhD. For more information see http://www.hud.ac.uk/research/
If you are an international student (including EU) you can check if you meet our entry requirements (both academic and English language) by visiting our country pages.
If you do not meet the entry requirements you can consider completing a degree preparation programme (if you are from a country outside of the EU) at the University's International Study Centre (ISC) or you can call the ISC on +44 (0) 1273 339333 to discuss your options. You can also complete the online application form or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers.
If your English language is not at the required level (IELTS 6.0 overall), we have a range of Pre-Sessional English programmes that you can enrol on before starting your degree programme. You will not need to take an IELTS test after completing one of our Pre-Sessional English programmes.
How to apply
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Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant.
For more information see the Research section of our website.