- Duration (years): 4
- Qualification Awarded: Oil and Gas Engineering (BSc, 4 years)
- Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree)
- Language of Instruction: English
- Mode of Study: Full-time and part-time are both possible.
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 240
Profile of the Programme
The general objectives of the programme are to:
- Prepare students to become successful professional engineers in the demanding field of oil and gas engineering;
- Provide students with the necessary knowledge and technical skills to excel in the oil and gas industry either as operational leaders in the field, technical experts, or researchers;
- Provide students with the fundamental principles of science and engineering in order to cope successfully with the technological challenges of the oil and gas industry;
- Cultivate analytical skills, problem-solving tactics, and critical thinking;
- Promote engineering ethics, job responsibility, and moral practices;
- Develop skills for effective communication with co-workers, managers, and the public on topics related to technical concepts, risks, and recommendations.
The specific objectives of the programme are to:
- Provide fundamental knowledge, analytical skills, and engineering tools to students in order to cope successfully in a technologically challenging environment in the oil and gas industry;
- Facilitate learning in areas of oil and gas engineering that are directly linked to industry and current state-of-the-art technology;
- Provide the theoretical and computational skills necessary for the solution of both theoretical and practical engineering problems in the field of oil and gas energy;
- Provide practical and experimental hands-on experience that allows the students to link directly to fundamental knowledge and theory;
- Prepare students to work alone or in groups in order to provide engineering solutions;
- Prepare students to design/implement systems and processes towards the solution of engineering problems in the field of oil and gas energy;
- Develop communications skills including the abilities to write technical reports and present their work to an audience;
- Provide students with the opportunity to develop a greater technical competence in their area and become successful professionals throughout their lifetime;
- Prepare students for post-graduate studies and research in the field of oil and gas engineering.
It is expected that the discovery of oil and gas in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone will prompt the establishment of new companies and operations with an increasing number of job opportunities. This will result to more science-oriented technical staff who would like to attend an undergraduate programme that will turn them into high-level technical/engineering staff for the various operational technologies and processes in the oil and gas fields.
The oil and gas industry offers a variety of careers for graduates of this programme to work at its refineries, terminals, chemical plants, or on exploration and production on-shore/off-shore facilities. The following are examples of some of the career options available either off-shore or on-shore:
- Petroleum Engineer
- Production Engineer
- Drilling Engineer
- Reservoir Engineer
- Process Engineer
- Petroleum Geologist
- Project Engineer
- Research & Development
Access to Further Studies
After completion of the BSc programme in Oil & Gas Engineering, graduates may opt to broaden and deepen their academic skills by pursuing postgraduate (masters and doctoral) studies in this or a related field either in Cyprus or abroad.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, midterms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades below are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
Upon successful completion of this programme the graduates are expected to:
- Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the processes and technologies involved in the production, separation, and secure transport of oil and gas;
- Use analysis tools and skills acquired to plan for drilling and safe recovery of oil and gas for different types of reservoirs;
- Use mathematics, basic science, and engineering techniques to solve problems related to oil and natural gas production;
- Be familiar with the elements of oil and gas systems and their important role in the recovery and production of hydrocarbons;
- Use available measurement data and simulation software to reconstruct a three-dimensional model of hydrocarbon reservoir;
- Have an in-depth understanding of system design and operation of oil and gas transport in different environments including testing and monitoring of the system using computer simulations and laboratory equipment;
- Be aware of the impact and role of hydrocarbons on social, economic, and environmental factors;
- Have a good understanding of the economics associated with the recovery and production of hydrocarbons;
- Have deep knowledge of engineering concepts and technical requirements associated with surface production facilities;
- Have a good understanding of the impact of geological properties and heterogeneities on the overall performance of the hydrocarbon reservoir;
- Be aware of possible faults related to reservoir connectivity and ways of dealing with faults and accidents.
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.
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