Postgraduate

Pipeline Engineering MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Pipeline Engineering MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months
CPD modules available

Profile

This course teaches you the essential skills required to become a practicing pipeline engineer. The oil and gas industry help to specify the curriculum so we meet their requirements in high-pressure offshore and onshore pipelines.

pipe laying machine
A pipe laying machine

You will gain:

  • an understanding of the key steps in a pipeline's lifecycle: design, construction, installation, asset management, maintenance and dismantling
  • experience from specialists in pipeline operation
  • the ability to develop a thesis through selection of appropriate experimental, computer simulation or data analysis procedures
  • skills in identifying, designing and applying laboratory tests to solve pipeline engineering problems
  • knowledge in applying appropriate mathematical models in the simulation of pipeline engineering problems

Teaching consists of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision covering a variety of topics in pipeline engineering. The degree is taught using a mix of academic staff from the School of Engineering as well as visiting lecturers and experts from industry.

You will choose an individual dissertation project. This may be a critical review and/or computational or experimental project using our world leading testing facilities. You also benefit from participating in projects sponsored directly by industry partners whenever they are available.

section of a pipe
A section of pipe at a trade show

Delivery

The MSc course comprises 11 taught modules worth 120 credits. Fundamentals of Pipeline Engineering is delivered in a block at the beginning of semester one and the remaining modules are then taught across semester one and/or two. A dissertation or research project, worth 60 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters.

The course is also available with a preliminary year which is designed for students who have a qualification from a technical college rather than an honours degree. Typically, you select one core module, and also take optional modules and complete a project and report.

Many of our modules are available as stand alone modules via Continual Professional Development . Please e-mail us at mast.pg@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

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Student profile

The course enables students to understand and apply the theory and practice of pipeline engineering in a way that is fully enhanced by assessments, case studies, tutorials, presentations and interactive discussions.

Shifa's student profile
Shifa

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Modules

Modules for 2017 entry

PG Certificate

You will study a mixture of compulsory and optional modules up to a total of 60 credits.

PG Diploma

You will study a mixture of compulsory and optional modules up to a total of 120 credits.

MSc

For the MSc you study the following compulsory taught modules, complete a research project and write a dissertation, totalling 180 credits.

Continual Professional Development

Many of our modules are available as stand alone modules via Continual Professional Development . Please e-mail us at mast.pg@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

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Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

Contact us for the preliminary year fees and CPD fees.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • mechanical engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • metallurgical or materials engineering
  • offshore engineering
  • naval architecture

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English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

How to Apply

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Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

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