Petroleum Engineering (MEng), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
  • English
    Language

About

Petroleum engineers play a vital role in the industry by finding, extracting and processing oil and gas, but there is currently a major shortage of engineers qualified in this area.

Designed in collaboration with a number of companies, this degree will equip you to meet this need. You’ll study the basic mathematical, scientific and geological concepts that underpin petroleum engineering alongside specialised modules on topics like geophysics, drilling technology and oilfield corrosion.

This Petroleum Engineering (MEng) programme at the University of Leeds is taught by the School of Chemical and Process Engineering and School of Earth and Environment, meaning you’ll be taught by experts in a variety of fields with extensive industrial experience. You’ll learn from leading researchers and undertake project work in every year, equipping you with the cutting-edge knowledge and professional skills to succeed in this vast and diverse sector.

Specialist facilities

You’ll be taught by experts with internationally recognised research profiles in world-class facilities. Our labs are equipped with the latest technology for environmental monitoring and pollution control, advanced energy systems such as fuel cells, scanning electron microscopes, X-ray diffractometers, chemical processing unit operations and petroleum reservoir and rock deformation facilities.

Career opportunities

Demand for hydrocarbon production is growing as the global economy grows, and the oil and gas sector is truly international. As a result, you can look forward to a variety of exciting career prospects.

Typical areas include petroleum geology, oil and gas exploration, reservoir modelling, drilling and production, refinery operations, product marketing, operational management, equipment manufacture and supply, consultancy and regulatory authorities.

Recent graduates have gone on to find roles as thermal reservoir engineers, production, drilling and process engineers and oil and gas production technologists at companies including Shell, Total, Schlumberger, Saudi Aramco, Baker Hughes and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company.

Careers Support

You’ll have access to our dedicated Employability team, located centrally in our Employability Suite, who will provide you with specialist face-to-face support and advice to help you find relevant work experience, internships and year-in-industry placements, as well as graduate positions.

You’ll benefit from timetabled employability sessions, ongoing support during internships and placements, and presentations and workshops delivered by employers. The team also works closely with the University’s Careers Centre, which is one of the largest in the country.

Accreditation

This Petroleum Engineering (MEng) programme at the University of Leeds is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. The Degree is also accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Technical Skills and Applications
  • Engineering Science 1
  • Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
  • Mathematical Techniques 1
  • Fundamentals of Geophysics
  • Geology for Petroleum Engineers
  • Mathematical Techniques 2 
  • Engineering Science 2
  • Process Systems and Applications
  • Process Modelling and Thermodynamics
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
  • Basin Evolution and Hydrocarbon Resources
  • Reservoir Simulation 1
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                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:

                  6

                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                  169

                  The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                  Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                • Minimum required score:

                  87

                  The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                Academic Requirements

                Entry requirements

                A-level: AAA including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.

                Where an A-Level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-Level at the stated grade.

                Excludes A-Level General Studies or Critical Thinking.

                Extended Project Qualification - Whilst we recognise the value, effort and enthusiasm applicants make in the Extended Project, we do not currently include this as part of our offer making. We do however encourage you to provide further information on your project in your personal statement and if invited, at interview.

                For more information, please visit programme website.

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                Funding

                The School of Chemical and Process Engineering offer a range of scholarships for Home, EU and International students.

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