Study the MSc Applied Instrumentation and Control (Oil and Gas) at GCU

"96.2% graduate employment rate"

(DLHE, 2012)

    Oil & Gas: A challenging and dynamic sector

The North Sea has already been a remarkable boom to the UK. Over the past four decades, 698 offshore fields have been discovered in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), producing some 41bn barrels of oil and gas to date. And yet the Government believes that there is another 20bn barrels – nearly half as much again – still to produce. Oil & Gas UK predicts capital investment will hit £13.5bn in 2013, exceeding a previous forecast of £13bn, and up from £11.4bn in 2012.

The programme provides an introduction to the oil and gas industry and covers oil and gas exploration, measurement science and control theory, practical experience of data acquisition and instrument networking, and analysis of systems for condition monitoring, fault detection and control system design. The programme is structured around case studies and builds knowledge that is instantly transferable.

It is ranked in the top 20 UK universities for research in the Architecture and the Built Environment subject area and is highly regarded in Scotland for its innovative teaching and learning methods. It has extensive links with the construction industry which it supports through consultancy, knowledge exchange and a flow of highly employable graduates.

    An outstanding course structure

The curriculum has been developed in consultation with industry and may be broadly grouped in three areas: the introduction of new facts and concepts in measurement and control; the application of facts and concepts to real measurement problems and systems; and subjects which are of general importance to the professional engineer, for example safety and safety management and management ethics and project planning.

Course modules include:

Trimester A modules: The Oil & Gas Industry; Measurement Theory & Devices; Control Systems; and Measurement Systems.

Trimester B modules: Oil & Gas Exploration; Data Acquisition & Analysis; Instrument Communication & Networking; and Industrial Case Study A.

    Outstanding career prospects in the Oil & Gas industry

The curriculum of this Masters has been developed in consultation with industry; graduates will have the confidence to develop new ideas and implement real measurement systems, making them of considerable value to industry.

The employment areas within these sectors include: computer controlled instrumentation systems, process instrumentation, technical management and sales, process control and automation, sensor development and manufacture, instrument working and test and measurement systems.

    Study in Glasgow, Scotland

With a population of around five million, Scotland retains its own distinctive culture within the United Kingdom. A popular tourist destination, Scotland is famous around the world for its breath-taking Highlands scenery, tartan, whisky and friendly inhabitants.

With its exciting mix of culture, architecture, music, nightlife, shopping and sport, not to mention its friendly residents, Glasgow has everything you need. Accessible, affordable and multicultural, this is a great city for students from all backgrounds and cultures. Lonely Planet listed Glasgow as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit.