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University of Leeds

Petroleum Engineering

UCAS Code: H856

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA, including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. Where an A-Level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-Level at the stated grade. Excludes A-Level General Studies or Critical Thinking. Extended Project Qualification - Whilst we recognise the value, effort and enthusiasm applicants make in the Extended Project, we do not currently include this as part of our offer making. We do however encourage you to provide further information on your project in your personal statement and if invited, at interview.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, with Distinction - to include Mathematics, Calculus and Further Calculus and specific subjects e.g. Physics or Chemistry.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

D*DD with Distinctions in relevant Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics units. Some Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics units may be optional on your BTEC but are required by the Faculty. Please contact us for further information.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

AABBB overall (AA at advanced level, including Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry).

UCAS Tariff

144-147

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

55%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

4 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subject

Petroleum engineering

Global economic growth creates rising demand for oil and gas. Petroleum engineers play a vital role in the industry by finding, extracting and processing oil and gas, but there is currently a major shortage of engineers qualified in this area. Designed in collaboration with a number of companies, this degree will equip you to meet this need. Youll study the basic mathematical, scientific and geological concepts that underpin petroleum engineering alongside specialised modules on topics like geophysics, drilling technology and oilfield corrosion. The course is taught by the School of Chemical and Process Engineering and School of Earth and Environment, meaning youll be taught by experts in a variety of fields with extensive industrial experience. Youll learn from leading researchers and undertake project work in every year, equipping you with the cutting-edge knowledge and professional skills to succeed in this vast and diverse sector.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
med
Petroleum engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemical, process and energy engineering

Teaching and learning

58%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemical, process and energy engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Engineering professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to make good money from the word go? This is the degree for you! The UK has had a shortage of chemical engineers for a while now so starting salaries are very good. In fact, across the UK, only doctors and dentists bettered the average starting salary for chemical engineering graduates, with an average starting salary of around £28,000. Key sectors for chemical engineers last year included the petrochemicals, food, nuclear, pharmaceuticals, materials and consultancy industries. Their skills set also means that the finance industry likes graduates from these degrees, so there are options if you don't fancy engineering as a career. 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Petroleum engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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