- Start date
- Full-time - September / Distance Learning - September or January
- Course length
- Full-time - 45 weeks / Distance Learning - 3 years
- Mode of Attendance
- Full-time / Distance Learning
- Academic school
- Aberdeen Business School
- Teaching locations
- More information:
- Charles Maddison +44 (0)1224 263567 firstname.lastname@example.org
Abhishek Agarwal Senior Lecturer
+44 (0)1224 263976 email@example.com
- Postgraduate Admissions (01224) 262209 PGOffice@rgu.ac.uk
Energy Management Masters
MSc Energy Management course is designed to meet the needs of the upstream oil and gas management and the renewable energy management markets.
This Masters course has been developed to build on the links Robert Gordon University has with the energy industry and to support the regional development plan to position Aberdeen as an energy centre as well as an upstream oil and gas hub. Launched in 2011, this course is the first programme to bring together oil and gas and a renewable energy management curriculum and the only course to offer:
- A focus on upstream energy activities
- Both an upstream and mid-stream energy perspective
This course is particularly suitable for:
- Technical specialists with no management experience who need a management education specific to their industry;
- Technical specialists from other industries with transferable skills that can be applied to the energy industry wishing to change career in the direction of energy;
- Those from the energy industry, but without the work experience required to study the MBA or Oil and Gas Management, who want to study a focused energy management degree;
- Those who have completed a general MBA and wish to gain an energy education through CPD.
2. What you will study
On this course students gain experience of key decision-making in a range of business functions. This knowledge can then be applied at a strategic level in the Strategic Management or the Energy Industry modules.
Specialist energy management modules provide the theory, policy and practice aspects of the energy industry. There is also the opportunity to study optional subject areas such as Health, Safety and Risk in an Organisational Context and Oil and Gas Contract Law. The project modules allow students to further synthesise and apply specialist knowledge to professional practice.
Some of the modules that will be studied are:
- Renewable Energy Management
- Energy Policy and the Environment
- Energy Industry Analysis and Creativity
- Strategic Analysis for the Energy Sector
- Risk Management and Business Continuity
- People Management and Organisational Development
Staff teaching on the MSc Energy Management combine both expertise in a range of fields related to energy management with in-depth knowledge and established experience of working within the energy industry. Find out about the Teaching Staff (pdf)
3. How you will learn
The Energy Management course offers flexible study routes and is available either full-time or part-time by distance learning or blended learning, i.e. on-campus and distance learning. The start dates are in September (full-time or part-time) and January (for part-time students only).
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.
Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:
- Virtual tutorials
- Live chat
- Discussion forums - student and tutor led
- Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
- User friendly material
- Access to our online library
As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.
Details on the distance learning are also available from our Distance Learning Guide.
CPD: There is also the option to study individual modules on this course for the purpose of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
4. Entry requirements
Applicants will normally hold a first degree, at honours level at a top class banding (either a first class or second class upper or equivalent) and have at least one year’s professional experience in the energy industry or a related sector.
All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.
5. Student Funding
Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to our outstanding students. The scholarship is available to
- international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or
- UK or EU students who study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or
- UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.
To find out more information on Merit Scholarship.
6. Course Fees
For Academic Year 2013/2014
- £18,150 entire MSc
Distance Learning Part-time
- £4,990 Stage 1
- £4,990 Stage 2
- £3,320 Stage 3 MSc dissertation
For Academic Year 2012/2013
- £17,500 entire MSc
Distance Learning Part-time
- £4,800 Stage 1
- £4,800 Stage 2
- £3,200 Stage 3 MSc dissertation
For Academic Year 2011/2012
- Part-time or Distance Learning - £4,688 Stage 1
- Part-time or Distance learning - £4,688 Stage 2
- Part-time or Distance learning - £3,125 Stage 3 (MSc dissertation)
All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.For further information see Student Finance pages
7. How to apply
Register your Interest
ALL Home/EU enquiries should use the Register Interest - UK/EU form.
International enquirers interested in studying Full-time (on campus) should use the International Full Time form:
Please note: These are NOT application forms. When you complete the relevant form you will be kept up-to-date with course details and documentation.
Apply for this course
If you do want to apply please go to: Apply Online