Corrosion in the oil and gas sector is one of the major flow assurance issues. From an economic point of view, the efficient management of corrosion, ensures that oil and gas can be recovered from wells for longer. Corrosion is also a major cause of hydrocarbon leaks and so safety drives the technological advances in corrosion control.
There is currently an increasingly high demand for qualified corrosion engineers with specific expertise in oilfield operations. This course helps satisfy this demand by providing engineers and physical scientists with skills in corrosion measurement, asset integrity assessment, corrosion prediction and corrosion management.
Course duration: 12 months (full time)
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £10,000; International: £16,800
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £2,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.
All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 75 credits. You are required to study 180 credits in total.
|Oilfield Chemistry and Corrosion||15|
|Advanced Oilfield Corrosion||15|
|Metals and Alloys||15|
|Optional modules (choose two)|
|Managing for Innovation||15|
|Introduction to Tribology||15|
|Soft Matter Characterisation||15|
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
With this qualification, excellent career options are open to you to practise as a professional corrosion engineer and play a major role in ensuring the safe and efficient recovery of natural resources.
Industry view - "This course, that helps develop qualified corrosion engineers, comes at an opportune time in the oil and gas industry given the increased severity of corrosion and ageing facilities worldwide." Senior Engineer, Saudi Aramco.
Every year our Careers Centre undertakes a destination of leavers survey with students six months after graduation. A selection of these destinations, from the last five years, can be found on our employability page.
A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2:1) degree, or higher, in engineering, a physical science or mathematics.
We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.
English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.
The easiest and quickest way to apply for one of our masters courses is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. However, if you prefer, you can download an application form to print out and complete. Once complete, please return this, along with the correct documents to our Engineering Admissions Hub either via email or post: Engineering PGT Admissions Hub, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.
If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
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