Deathrow558
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I would like to work offshore in the Oil & Gas Industry but without at least an HNC or HND I'd struggle to get a job so I'm looking at going to college to get a relevent qualification but I don't know which course to chose.

Engineering seems to be what most of the oil companies look for but I've never really been good at Maths and I'm guessing an Engineering course would have a lot of that in it?

Does anyone have any advice?
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There are a number of specialist offshore engineering courses, such as this one at Newcastle.

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/c...re_Engineering

But, yes, the amount of maths and physics will vary by degree and area. There's always going to be a fair amount though.

How competent are your maths skills. Also could you be a bit more specific about what you'd like to work as?
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Well I got a 2 in my Standard Grade Maths which is good but that was about 6 years ago now so I don't feel very confident about it. I never took it at Higher (A level).

I got a 2 in Physics also but again, that was about 6 years ago and I dropped it at A level.

I've got three C's at Higher in English, Business Management and History. Is that going to get me into a University to study something like in the link you posted?


p.s What did you search for to get that course? I'd like to have a look at other Uni's offering similiar courses. Cheers.
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I didn't search for it, I just knew about it as Newcastle's my local uni (and top ranked for certain kinds of engineering). Also my father is employed in the offshore energy and military defence sector. He only started in the area in 2006 (design systems technologist and, in his new job, took the step down to design draughtsman). He worked as a design engineer in other areas previously.

Although if you do want to search for courses then try www.ucas.com

You won't get into that course with those grades and subjects. They will require maths and often physics. The entrance requirements are

"AB at Advanced Higher, including Mathematics and preferably Physics. Physics required at Higher Grade B if not offered at Advanced Higher."

or for the BEng BC including maths and perferably physics. Physics at B if not offered at advanced higher.

You'll not be able to get into any engineering courses without maths. If you do want to be an engineer then, after serious consideration, you'll have to go back and study at least maths in your highers. Or find a degree with a foundation year (if there are any) Be aware that you'll be dealing with vvrying amounts of advanced applied maths and physics.

There are technical positions you can enter with HNCs or HNDs. I don't know of any. There are also technician apprecticeships

http://www.oilcareers.com/content/ca...anTraining.asp
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Sussex have a foundation degree in engineering but that requires BBBBC in highers

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Units/public...esign%29/16867

It looks as though you may need to go and do maths and/or physics at higher or A Level.
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