Engineering: Professional Development

Robert Gordon University has a proven track record of working in collaboration with industry to develop and deliver high quality professional learning worldwide. Working with a number of UK and international companies we deliver specialised teaching programmes tailored to suit our customers' requirements.

From undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to short practical courses and work-based learning, we provide a broad range of engineering opportunities for both individuals and companies to improve their skills base.

We work closely with our industry partners to develop career-relevant engineering courses that can be delivered in a number of ways: full-time, part-time, online, distance and blended learning.

Our clients include those who are interested in converting to a career in the oil and gas industry or pursuing further specialisation in order to improve their career prospects.

To find out more about the engineering professional development opportunities we have to offer, visit the Energy Centre website, email the team or call +44 (0)1224 262366.

Courses labelled Professional Development@RGU are short taster modules delivered online. 

More on Professional Development@RGU

  1. IMechE Approved Modules

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) approved suite of Masters level modules for inclusion in Further Learning Plans.

  2. Intermediate Submarine Pipelines

    Submarine Pipeline Intermediate Course

    This higher level course deals with the more analytical aspects of submarine pipeline design. It will provide advanced knowledge with a focus on submarine pipeline design, manufacturing, construction, procurement, testing, inspection and decommissioning.

  3. Introduction to Submarine Pipelines

    Submarine Pipeline Introduction Course

    An introduction to submarine pipelines, studying the process of design, through to decommissioning. Participants will learn the relevant terminology associated with submarine pipeline engineering as well as the theory and the associated underlying principles

  4. Introduction to Subsea Engineering

    This distance learning course is designed for those wishing to enter or get back into working in the oil and gas industry.

  5. MSc Engineering | Professional Engineering Programme

    This course has been designed to encourage a variety of applicants who wish to further their engineering career through CPD.

“A commitment to learning and development is essential to succeed in today's oil and gas industry. My engineering degree from RGU provided the solid foundation from which I was able to launch my career, but lifelong learning is the key to developing a successful future.”

Melissa Clare SanteFe


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