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University of Aberdeen

Petroleum Engineering

UCAS Code: H850
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

63%

Subjects
  • Chemical, process & energy engineering
Student score
60% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£30k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Three A Levels at ABB. AB required in Mathematics and Physics or a B in Design & Technology or a B in Engineering. If applicant presents with B in Physics, Design &Technology or Engineering, Mathematics must be A grade. A Level Chemistry is required in addition to the general engineering requirements.

Scottish Highers
AABB

AB required in Mathematics and Physics / Technological Studies. If applicant presents with H in Technological Studies instead of Physics, Mathematics must be A grade. Higher Chemistry at B or above is required in addition to the general engineering requirements.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

63%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Pre-Honours Years: Engineering Mathematics, Electronics, Engineering Chemistry, Mechanics, Fundamentals of Engineering Materials and Computer Aided Design and Communication. Following this, in the second year, the topics covered can include, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Chemistry, Transport Processes, Fluids and Thermodynamics, Solids and Structures, Electronic Systems, Geology, Electrical and Mechanical Systems and Design and Computing. The first and second year courses are complement4ed by hands on practical exercises and case studies from realâ??life engineering projects. Honours Years: This is also the point at which a final decision between MEng and BEng must be made. Successful BEng candidates will be offered the chance to change to the MEng programme. A wide range of both MEng and BEng programmes are available across the entire engineering spectrum, reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the School. In the third year, students have the opportunity to study from a range of courses leading to specialisation in your chosen discipline. The major feature of the fourth year is the undertaking of an individual project in the area of your specialisation. The opportunity exists to study a European language to support this study. Students studying for the MEng degree undertake a group design project in addition to courses in Engineering Analysis and Methods and Engineering and Project Management.

University of Aberdeen

College of Arts and Social Sciences

Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
43%
57%

Year 1

46%
54%

Year 2

38%
62%

Year 3

13%
87%

Year 4

85%
15%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
66%
31%
3%

Year 1

61%
39%

Year 2

75%
23%
2%

Year 3

23%
62%
15%

Year 4

45%
47%
8%

Year 5

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Energy Institute (EI)

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 55%
Student score 60% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

63%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

38%

Staff are good at explaining things

80%

Received sufficient advice and support

60%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
22% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
413 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £30k HIGH
Graduates who are sales supervisors

6%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

48%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although the chemicals industry, like a lot of manufacturing, had a tough time during the recession, the UK has had a shortage of chemical engineers for a while now so starting salaries are good. In fact, across the UK, only doctors and dentists bettered the average starting salary for chemical engineering graduates, and in Scotland, where the best starting salaries for chemical engineers are to be found (thanks to the oil and gas industry), even dentists lagged behind last year. So if you want to make good money from the start, this is the degree to take. Most graduates take a longer course that leads to an MEng – which is what you need to take if you want to be a Chartered Engineer. Chemical engineers are also more likely than other engineers to take doctorates and go into research roles, so if you want to take an engineering subject but fancy a research job, this might be a good subject to take.
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