HNC Petroleum Engineering

Blended Delivery, combination of distance study support with a tutor and additional classroom based support/tuition

International Business College Manchester


£7,995 inc VAT
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Distance learning, self-paced
9 months
HNC Petroleum Engineering
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This qualification is for those looking to work in the exciting world of petroleum discovery and recovery. It has been designed to meet industry demand for a skilled workforce to work on oil/gas production platforms.

You will find out about locating, extracting and purifying the oil and gas before it is delivered to the refineries. The course provides new and existing petroleum engineering practioners with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage an organisation’s petroleum engineering function.

The course will help to develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of oil and gas operations within the whole organisation. The key focus is on preparing you with the skills necessary for successful careers in Petroleum Engineering.


HNC Petroleum Engineering
Regulated by SQA



• To develop candidate knowledge and skills in planning, analysis and evaluation within petroleum engineering.

• To develop employment skills related to the petroleum engineering industries.

• To develop an understanding of petroleum geology and reservoir engineering.

• To introduce the physical and chemical principles utilised within petroleum engineering.

• To develop skills and knowledge in petroleum production systems and data logging

Who is this course for?

Individuals with 1-2 years of work experience in the petroleum engineering field.


Minimum of 18 years old.

Academic 2 x ‘A’ level qualifications or equivalent passes (E grade) or vocational equivalent at BTEC National Diploma (Pass)

1-2 years of work experience in the petroleum engineering field.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in both written and spoken English. The minimum requirement is IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Career path

Petroleum Engineering

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Ettienne asked:

How would a person be assessed in this course?


Hi Ettienne Thank you for your question. Assessment takes place via assignments and also some practical assessments. Please get in touch via our website IBCM Manchester. I'm happy to provide you with more details. I would also like to understand more about exactly what you are looking for and what your study goals are.

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Raymond asked:

Please I am in abudabi how will get access to run in this program


Hi We can offer the course to you even whilst you are in Abu Dahbi - you can study online and via video. When would you like to begin studying? Please send me your email address so that I can send you more information and an application form.

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