MEng Civil Engineering in Oil and Gas. Watch

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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to know the level of difficulty for a civil engineer to get into the oil and gas industry. Also it is possible for civil engineers to become subsea engineers, oil & gas engineers or pipeline engineers?

Furthermore has anyone studied a civil engineering degree and done an MSc related to oil and gas. i.e. Subsea engineering, petroleum/reservoir engineering etc. I would like know your thoughts on difficulty and employment prospects specifically in the oil and gas industry.

Your input and information is much appreciated.
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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to know the level of difficulty for a civil engineer to get into the oil and gas industry. Also it is possible for civil engineers to become subsea engineers, oil & gas engineers or pipeline engineers?

Furthermore has anyone studied a civil engineering degree and done an MSc related to oil and gas. i.e. Subsea engineering, petroleum/reservoir engineering etc. I would like know your thoughts on difficulty and employment prospects specifically in the oil and gas industry.

Your input and information is much appreciated.
Yes, every year lots of civil/structural engineering graduates are recruited into structural, subsea and pipelines positions in the industry.

I think the difficulty depends somewhat on the links your university has to the industry, but also your work experience and general knowledge of the industry as well. A relevant masters can help, e.g. MSc Subsea Engineering at Aberdeen University, but I would see if you can get in without one first.
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Hi Smack,

Thanks for your swift reply.

I am currently studying an MEng degree in the University of Strathclyde. Just a couple of days ago, the University of strathclyde opened up their own oil and gas institure in which major people like the director of wood group attended. ( Link to article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...iness-27998213 ). Furthermore I have secured a place with a company in their oil in gas unit. What would you think my employment prospects from this would be?

Would I need to complete my degree with a BEng (Hon) and do an MSc in Subsea engineering or could I do the MEng and still get recruited into a Subsea role?

P.S. Currently completed first year.
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Loads of Strathcylde grads go straight into industry with their MEng degrees. Your employment prospects will likely be very good.
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