Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering is a branch of engineering concerned with the extraction of oil and gas in a safe and affordable manner. This particular sector of engineering is crucial to the global economy and UK university graduates are in high demand from companies all over the world.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 ranked the best Petroleum Engineering universities in the UK, with Imperial College London, a global leader in engineering, finishing top in the UK and a number of Scottish universities also performing well.
Learn more about the top three universities in the UK for the study of petroleum engineering below and, if you wish to apply to study engineering in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Top Three UK Universities for Petroleum Engineering
1. Imperial College London
Imperial College London has a global reputation for excellence and its MSc in Petroleum Engineering will help students understand prevailing concepts of the oil industry and prepare them to work in multidisciplinary teams. Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering and business and as such, is a leader in each of these fields.
- Course to consider: Petroleum Engineering MSc
2. University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde is a renowned UK leader in the research of challenges faced by the oil and gas sector and its wide variety of engineering programmes allow students to study abroad in the USA, Australia, Canada and South East Asia and undertake your final-year project in industry. Almost 90% of Strathclyde students find full-time employment within 6 months of graduating.
- Course to consider: MEng Chemical Engineering
3. Heriot-Watt University
The MSc Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University will equip you with the skills needed to get ahead in an industry which is constantly evolving. Heriot-Watt is a university in Scotland and students will benefit from excellent links with industry and research activities by staff at the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering.
- Course to consider: MSc Petroleum Engineering