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I'm an International student joining next september the UK for a MSc degree, I'm a mechanical engineer with experience in the oil and gas industry in the maintenance of equipment a machinery. I would like to get deeper into the industry. I got an offer from the following universities, would appreciate any recomendations, which courses are good, which are bad, which are better, etc.

Heriot Watt. Petroleum Engineering (27000GBP , seems the best but need a second option, too expensive)
Heriot Watt. Oil and Gas Technology
Newcastle Uni. Offshore Engineering
Newcastle Uni. Pipeline Engineering
Uni of Aberdeen. Petroleum Engineering
Robert Gordon. Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering


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I'm an International student joining next september the UK for a MSc degree, I'm a mechanical engineer with experience in the oil and gas industry in the maintenance of equipment a machinery. I would like to get deeper into the industry. I got an offer from the following universities, would appreciate any recomendations, which courses are good, which are bad, which are better, etc.

Heriot Watt. Petroleum Engineering (27000GBP , seems the best but need a second option, too expensive)
Heriot Watt. Oil and Gas Technology
Newcastle Uni. Offshore Engineering
Newcastle Uni. Pipeline Engineering
Uni of Aberdeen. Petroleum Engineering
Robert Gordon. Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering


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They are different courses that will lead to different jobs. Where do you see yourself going?

Also, would you have to give up your current job to pursue the masters? If that's the case, given the current state of the industry, it may not be such a good move.
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Well I would like to become a drilling engineer, or completion engineer, basically a field engineer. offshore engineering seems very attractive to me as platforms have too much where to improve,


It is true, I'm a recent graduate (almost 2 years of work experience) earning a really decent amount of money, but as time keeps going seems harder to persuade the master degree. Any suggestion with the courses and universities above ?
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Well I would like to become a drilling engineer, or completion engineer, basically a field engineer. offshore engineering seems very attractive to me as platforms have too much where to improve,


It is true, I'm a recent graduate (almost 2 years of work experience) earning a really decent amount of money, but as time keeps going seems harder to persuade the master degree. Any suggestion with the courses and universities above ?
Okay, well, as long as you're aware of the current state of the industry and how this may affect opportunities. I don't know much about those courses, although pipeline engineering is not relevant to drilling or wells related stuff like completions. I would check out the modules and see what ones interest you the most/align with your career aspirations.

I would also inquire as to whether you really need a masters to get into drilling/completions. I got offered a job as a drilling engineer with a BEng in mech eng, and quite a lot of people from my course went into various field (and other) engineering roles at the services firms also without a masters.
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Indeed, you can get intany position without a masters, although it will give you an advantage at a selection process, which is what Im looking for, been In a good position for the next gradautes intake of the companies, Im seeking advise of which universities are better or which courses shall I avoid.
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Indeed, you can get intany position without a masters, although it will give you an advantage at a selection process, which is what Im looking for, been In a good position for the next gradautes intake of the companies, Im seeking advise of which universities are better or which courses shall I avoid.
I went to RGU and at the time it had lots of connections with the industry. Aberdeen and Heriot Watt are/were probably the same. I don't know much about the courses, though, other than petroleum and pipeline engineering are specialised towards their respective disciplines whereas "oil & gas engineering" is broader.
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I went to RGU and at the time it had lots of connections with the industry. Aberdeen and Heriot Watt are/were probably the same. I don't know much about the courses, though, other than petroleum and pipeline engineering are specialised towards their respective disciplines whereas "oil & gas engineering" is broader.
hi,
i am thinking of getting into RGU masters in oil and gas engineering or masters in pipeline engineering at cranfield university,
can you tell me which is good and what are future job opportunities, is it worth it to do masters?
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hi,
i am thinking of getting into RGU masters in oil and gas engineering or masters in pipeline engineering at cranfield university,
can you tell me which is good and what are future job opportunities, is it worth it to do masters?
It really depends on whether you think it is worth it to study and oil & gas masters degree and try to get into that industry. I don't know much about Cranfield personally but it is generally very well regarded in industry (and many different ones).

What is your background, educational and engineering wise?
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It really depends on whether you think it is worth it to study and oil & gas masters degree and try to get into that industry. I don't know much about Cranfield personally but it is generally very well regarded in industry (and many different ones).

What is your background, educational and engineering wise?
i am fresh mechanical engineering graduate. i am interested in oil and gas industry so want to do masters but confused about universities
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i am fresh mechanical engineering graduate. i am interested in oil and gas industry so want to do masters but confused about universities
Have you considered looking for jobs with your current qualification?
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hi,
i am thinking of getting into RGU masters in oil and gas engineering or masters in pipeline engineering at cranfield university,
can you tell me which is good and what are future job opportunities, is it worth it to do masters?

Hi Ashraf, I replied you in a different thread. Just thought I should copy and paste the same reply here.

Hi Ashraf,

Glad to see that you are interested in Cranfield University, UK's only wholly postgraduate university. I am a Cranfield TSR Rep and I do my PhD here too, so I have a bit of inside information to help you with your decision-making.

I'll assume that you intend to do the course full-time (we have many students from India on a full-time program basis) and you already realise that it is a 1 year program. It consists of 40% taught modules, 20% group project and 40% individual project. When you resume in September, you immediately start your modules. You will have one module per week, where each module is exhaustively taught. There are 6 modules and 5 electives. After the module has been completed (usually in December), you will have a break period where you catch up on coursework and any lab work (yeah, it is no break period at all!). At the end of that period, you have exams and immediately begin your group project. This will be in a group of 4-5 students and possibly, a technical staff or two of the company you will be attached to. You will work on a live project; hence there are meetings, deadlines, industry work and deliverables which you will present at the end of the group project. While the group project is going on, you will get assigned a supervisor for your individual project ( a research topic of your choice) and commence that immediately.

This is a summary of how your course will run. From Unilever to PA Consulting to WRG and many others, there would be input from experts in their sector as part of your course.

About the University: Well, Cranfield University like you may know is solely postgraduate. This means that you get to have research-informed teaching, work with the best academics and get invaluable networking and project opportunities with industry. This is why I chose Cranfield University and I have not been disappointed at all! And the Uni is close to Bedford, Milton Keynes and London, so you are not completely torn apart from social life.

I hope this helps. I'll put the website address of your course here and you can check it for more information. And yes, you can make an application on the website. It is a relatively easy process. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Best,

Cranfield TSR Rep.


https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/...ne-engineering
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