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MSc Petroleum Production Engineering

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an appropriate level of in-depth specialist knowledge and techniques in the areas of drilling, production, refining and related activities in the oil and gas industries;
- demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of, and the ability to critically analyse, concepts, ideas, information and techniques at the forefront of petroleum production engineering;
- take a proactive and self-reflective role in their own work;
- develop professional relationships with others;
- formulate ideas and theories related to problems encountered in petroleum production engineering, as well as being able to develop, implement and execute plans and solutions for these;
- evaluate current issues, published research and advanced scholarship in various aspects of petroleum production engineering.

Transferable (key) skills

On completion of the programme, students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree aimed at increased opportunities for employability in a higher capacity in the oil and gas industries;
- an evaluation of their own achievements and those of others;
- self direction and effective decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations which may be encountered in the oil and gas industries;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critical engagement in the development of professional boundaries and norms encountered in the oil and gas industries.


During the programme, students will be assessed by a variety of methods relevant to the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the programme. This will also be demonstrated by evidence of their ability to:
- conduct independent in-depth enquiries into specific topics within the field of petroleum production engineering;
- apply their breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex topic, problem or situation which may be encountered in the oil and gas industries;
- draw on a range of perspectives within a particular area of study related to the oil and gas industries;
- evaluate and criticise received opinion on their work;
- make reasoned judgements on matters related to petroleum production engineering whilst appreciating the limitations of those judgements in situations where they may be incomplete data available.


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