Petroleum Data Management GradCert
Gain a graduate certificate with our online petroleum data management course.
This innovative new course developed in collaboration with CDA (Common Data Access Ltd) provides flexible entry to an education in the field of Petroleum Data Management. The course has been designed as an access route for those with relevant work experience in the energy sector who do not currently have the necessary qualifications in this area. The course facilitates access to any of our Information Management Masters Degree courses and enhances professional career development.
You will be able to draw upon your current and previous work experience within the modules. This approach will allow you to analyse both the organisation and its approach to Petroleum Data Management, and to utilise the course content to improve strategic organisational effectiveness.
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.
September to June
Mode of Attendance
- What you will study
- Teaching & Assessment
- Entry Requirements
- Course Fees
- How to apply
- Additional Costs
The course has been designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to confidently manage subsurface exploration and production data throughout its life cycle from capture to realisation until it becomes obsolete.
Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
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The course will be offered online. Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around any existing work commitments.
The course will be delivered online via our virtual learning environment, Campus Moodle. CampusMoodle is an innovative teaching and learning environment which will enhance your learning experience and will keep you up-to-date with coursework and assignments. Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around any existing work commitments.
Students should expect to spend 15-20 hours per week on the course, with up to 60% of this being spent on the provided materials and activities.
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. A typical cohort will be 20-30 students.
You will be introduced to your core study materials via:
- 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
Independent study summary
The course materials are intended to provide a foundation on which students are expected to build their understanding through independent learning e.g. extra reading, watching videos, personal reflection. Independent study makes up 40% of the course and evidence of such learning has a significant impact on assessment grades.
Staff delivering this course
This course is taught by the staff of the Information Management Subject group, comprising lecturers, senior lecturers and professors. The content has been developed in partnership with industry and some guest lecturers may be invited to give virtual lectures.
- University Library
- Student Support Services
How you are assessed
You will be assessed on four written reports.
We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
The course has been designed as an access route for those with relevant work experience in the energy sector who do not currently have the necessary qualifications in this area. The course facilitates access to any of our Masters Degree courses available from the Department of Information Management (Information Management, Digital Curation, Information and Library Studies, and Organisational Learning), and enhances professional career development.
For Academic Year 2017/2018
- £3,030 .
For Academic Year 2016/2017
- £2,940 per academic year
Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.For further information see Student Finance pages
All applications can be made through Apply Online.
Course Enquiries: For further course information, contact the course leader Fionnuala Cousins;
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263879
There is a growing recognition of the need for more effective data management in the energy sector. In addition to gaining a recognised industry-focussed qualification, this course will also provide access to our CILIP accredited courses allowing you to develop your knowledge and career further, and to undertake a diverse range of roles in the energy sector including:
- Data analyst
- Information scientist
- Records manager
The award of Graduate Certificate Petroleum Data Management given on completion of this course has been promoted by CDA as a means of promoting the professionalisation of data managers within the energy sector.