MSc Drilling & Well Engineering

Mode of study
Full-time – 45 weeks (September start)
Online Distance Learning – 3 years 6 months (January start)

AIA, Energy Institute

Drilling and Well Engineering are a worldwide requirement, and the requirements of engineers evolves as new fields are discovered and older fields mature. This course develops levels of professional skill and understanding in the key areas of well design, drilling and operations management, providing a rare mix of practical and academic skills which will enhance your career options.

This course benefits from RGU’s DART which provides a full-scale reproduction of an offshore platform or land rig. 3D graphics of the rig’s drill floor are projected onto a cinema screen immersing you into real life drilling situations and challenges. Find out more.

Contact Us

We’re Masters in Oil and Gas – and we want you to become one too. Our team of postgraduate experts are here to answer questions you have about our oil and gas courses. Whatever the question, contact them and make the next step towards the career satisfaction you’re aiming for.

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It has been a wonderful experience, the rich content of the course puts me in a strong position to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry. I recommend the MSc Oil and Gas Accounting to anyone who wants to build a career in this field.

Athanasios Kitsios

Subsea Engineer , JP Kenny Caledonia LTD UK