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Tech Petroleum and Gas Engineering (Hons) (Top-up), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
This Tech Petroleum and Gas Engineering (Hons) (Top-up) programme at Teesside University covers a range of petroleum and gas engineering topics. Developmental elements of the course help you acquire the transferable and team-working skills that employers seek.


Professional accreditation

This Tech Petroleum and Gas Engineering (Hons) (Top-up) degree is not accredited but it has been designed to help you, through individual assessment, to meet the requirements of the Engineering Council and a relevant professional institution for registration to IEng level.

If you prefer to qualify with an accredited degree from Teesside University you will need to study for more credits than you would normally study for a top-up degree. Teesside University offers BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) engineering degrees which are accredited.

Career opportunities

Highly skilled petroleum and natural gas engineers are in demand by oil and gas companies all over the world, and are among the best paid engineering professionals. You can enjoy wide and varied work that could involve travel.

On successful completion of this degree with at least 2.2 honours, you are eligible to apply for a place on a postgraduate master's programme at Teesside University, further enhancing your job and career prospects.

Experienced petroleum engineers can earn £52,000 to £95,000 a year. When there is demand, experienced freelance engineers may earn over £1,000 a day.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You study 120 credits comprising of three 20-credit specialist technical modules, a 20-credit Group Design module, a 30-credit Individual Project and a 10-credit Employment Skills module.

Core modules
  • Drilling Engineering and Well Completion
  • Employment Skills
  • Group Design
  • Oil and Gas Engineering Principles
  • Project
  • Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

Eligible qualifications include Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HND) and foundation degrees (Fd), or other QCF Level 5 equivalent UK or international qualification. Your qualification must be in a relevant subject and your grade profile should include a significant number of units graded at merit or distinction.

Acceptable subjects for this top-up degree include:
  • engineering
  • technology
  • geology
  • chemistry.

Other science-based subjects may also be acceptable. Please contact our admissions office for advice.

International students must also provide evidence of English language skills equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component. International students should also read the information on our international pages.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Fee for UK/EU students £4,500 (120 credits)

Living costs for Middlesbrough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Teesside Kickstart award

We will award you £500 cash to support you in your first year. You could use it for travel, accommodation or other living expenses.

Kickstart business award

£1,000 cash for all new undergraduate students to support you in your first year. You can use it for travel, accommodation or other living expenses.

You are eligible for this award if you are a UK or EU student (as defined by UCAS), or if you are a self-funding or sponsored international student, and enrol on a Teesside University Business School full-time undergraduate programme (excluding top-up courses) based at our Middlesbrough campus from September 2016.

This award replaces the existing £500 Teesside Kickstart award for eligible students.

Teesside Extra scholarship

If you have applied for a course where the normal fee is at least £9,000 a year, you are eligible for our Teesside Extra scholarship, worth up to £2,500, if you achieve 300 or more UCAS tariff points (equivalent to at least BBB at A level) from the qualification combinations indicated in the downloadable document below. This scholarship awards you with £1,000 cash in your first year - paid in three equal instalments during the year. When you successfully complete each year, you receive a further £500 in three instalments for each subsequent year of your degree course (except a placement year or study abroad year).

Vice-Chancellor's scholarship

If you are currently studying at one of our partner colleges in the Tees Valley you might qualify for one of these scholarships of £1,000 in your first year and £500 for each continuing year.

Eligibility criteria apply - scholarships are subject to you firmly accepting your offer of a place and formally enrolling on a Teesside University course at the start of term.

Marjorie Hearnshaw scholarship

If you live within the Tees Valley you might qualify for a £3,000 cash award.

Dr Ken Home scholarship

These awards are available to local students applying to an engineering-related undergraduate course at Teesside University.

Tees Valley Community Foundation scholarship

These awards are available to local students applying to an undergraduate course at Teesside University.

Smart card credit

We credit £50 onto your smart card when you enrol on a full-time undergraduate course. You can redeem this against printing and photocopying costs. This benefit is also for NHS students.

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