Petroleum Engineering

Degree Structure

A degree in Petroleum Engineering (BEng) is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional courses to enhance your learning, preparing you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take courses adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional courses offered by your degree, you can also choose other eligible courses which fit your timetable.

First Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Principles of Electronics (EG1008)
  • CAD and Communications in Engineering Practice (EG1010)
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Materials (EG1012)
  • Chemistry for the Physical Sciences 2 (CM1513)
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (EG1504)
  • Fundamental Engineering Mechanics (EG1510)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 30 further credit points from Disciplinary Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Second Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (EG2004)
  • Process Engineering (EG2011)
  • Engineering Mathematics 2 (EG2012)
  • Design and Computing in Engineering Practice (EG2501)
  • Solids and Structures (EG2502)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems (EG2503)
  • Introduction to Geology for Engineers (GL2512)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 15 further credit points from Disciplinary Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Third Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Engineering Analysis and Methods 1 (EG3007)
  • Fluid Mechanics (EG3018)
  • Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer (EG3030)
  • Petroleum Geology and Reservoir Characterisation (GL3029)
  • Drilling and Well Engineering (EG3595)
  • Reservoir Engineering I: Fundamentals (EG3596)
  • Petroleum Engineering Design (EG3597)
  • Well Testing (EG3598)
  • Project & Safety Management (EG3599)

Fourth  Year

Compulsory Courses

  • BEng Individual Project (EG4014)
  • Geomecahnics (EG4015)
  • Petroleum Production Engineering and Economics (EG4018)
  • Resivoir Engineering II: Performance (EG4019)
  • Field Development and Petroleum Economics (EG4531)
  • BEng Group Design Project (EG4578) 

Optional Courses 

  • Plus 30 further credit points from Disciplinary Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

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