University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Oil and Gas Structural Engineering


University of Aberdeen, Kings College

St Mary's Building

Aberdeen, Scotland

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering, PgCert Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This MSc has been developed jointly with Industry in response to a clear need for an effective means of transferring knowledge and skills from senior experts in Industry and the University to the new generation of Structural Engineers. Available as part-time (by distance learning) only, this MSc programme is normally taken over three years (maximum of 6 years will be permitted), consisting of two modules at a time in each of the two semesters in each year. To enable such Engineers to remain in their employment the MSc is only available as a Part-Time programme and is taught entirely via the University's online virtual learning environment (WebCT). The internet delivery is a staged release of teaching materials and coursework assignments with online quizzes after each teaching block. Teaching blocks are normally three weeks apart. Half of the modules will also have an end of module Examination - in January or May/June - which can either be at Aberdeen or at an agreed Higher Education establishment/British Council office convenient for the student's own location anywhere in the world.


Fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT).

International Student Requirements:

2:1 honours degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, or equivalent. Applicants with other relevant qualifications will be considered if they also have significant relevant Structural Engineering professional experience. Ideally all applicants must have at least 1 or 2 years (depending on its nature) of relevant experience. International applicants are also required to provide proof of proficiency in English (6.5 in IELTS examination or 580 in TOEFL).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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