Petroleum engineers are involved in all stages of the exploration, drilling and extracting of oil from subsurface reservoirs, through to its transportation to surface separation and petroleum refineries. Global economic growth is highly dependent on the long-term supply of oil and gas and currently and there is an acute shortage of qualified engineers in the petroleum industry. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) which means that it meets all of the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). It also fulfils some of the academic requirements to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). We pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE: The £100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years includes our computer-aided design and rapid prototyping suites, energy systems lab, petroleum engineering lab, metrology and 3D scanning microscopy facilities. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course puts you in an excellent position to start a career as a professional engineer with specific skills to succeed in the petroleum industry and its associated service sector. Petroleum engineers enjoy travel and work in a range of locations throughout the world. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED: On this course you can carry out fieldwork on one of our many UK field trips to geological sites, use our state-of-the-art geological and geotechnical labs for practical work, and you can put your learning into practice by doing a paid work placement, either in the UK or overseas. AFTER THE COURSE: Currently, there is a major international shortage of qualified engineers in the petroleum industry and our course is designed to enable you to take advantage of the exciting and highly rewarding career prospects in this area. Due to the remote locations of oil reserves, petroleum engineers are usually required to travel a lot working for domestics and multinational companies. They also earn the highest average starting salary amongst graduate engineers (2010 NACE, SPE survey).