Petroleum Data Management

Graduate Certificate

This unique short course is the first of its kind in the world and is developed in collaboration with Common Data Access Ltd (CDA) a subsidiary of Oil & Gas UK. If you have no prior experience, the course provides a flexible access route into Petroleum Data Management and is also suitable if you are already working in the industry.

Throughout the course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to confidently manage subsurface exploration and production data throughout its life cycle from capture to value realisation until it becomes obsolete.

You will be able to draw upon your previous work experience which will allow you to analyse your employment or other organisations and their approaches to Petroleum Data Management, and to utilise the course content to improve its strategic organisational effectiveness.

Won Best eLearning/Online Education award
UK Association Awards 2017

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • Online Distance Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
September
Course Length
9 months
You will develop a thorough understanding of subsurface exploration and production data and evaluate its importance to upstream oil and gas businesses. 
You will learn through a unique set of modules including Data Management Life Cycle and Data Quality and Governance.
 

Modules

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.

Detailed module information

This course is an online course taught through CampusMoodle, the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers you flexibility of where and when you can study.

CampusMoodle provides you with full open access to tutors and other class members. You will 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 interactive virtual learning environment provides you with lecture and course materials including:

  • Virtual tutorials
  • Live chats
  • Discussion forums - student and tutor led
  • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
  • User friendly material
  • Access to our online library
ACTIVITY SUMMARY
  • Virtual Tutorial - 20-30 students per group, 4 hours per semester
  • Independent Study - 252 hours per week/semester
  • Guest lectures - 20-30 students per group, 2 hours per semester
INDEPENDENT STUDY

The course materials are intended to provide a foundation on which you are expected to build your understanding through independent learning. This includes extra reading, research, watching online videos and personal reflection. You are expected to spend on average 40 hours per semester on independent study.

STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE

This course is taught by the academic staff within Information Management who have significant teaching and professional experience.

Our staff have either achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or are working towards this. This is a professional recognition of lecturer practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning

The content has been developed in partnership with industry and some guest lecturers may be invited to give virtual lectures.

ASSESSMENT

Typically students are assessed each year:

  • 4 reports
FEEDBACK

We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

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.

DISABILITY & DYSLEXIA CENTRE

ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT

All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

CAMPUSMOODLE

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

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

LIBRARY SUPPORT

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

 
JOB PROSPECTS

There is a growing recognition of the need for more effective data management in the energy sector. This course has been promoted by CDA as a means of promoting the professionalisation of data managers within the energy sector.

On completion, you will be able to undertake a diverse range of roles in the energy sector including data analyst, information scientist and records manager.

In addition to gaining a recognised industry-focussed qualification, this course will also provide you with access to our CILIP accredited courses allowing you to develop your knowledge and career further.

The course facilitates access to any of our Information Management MSc courses.

CAREERS

 

There are no formal entry requirements to this course. It 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.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH PROGRAMME AT RGU

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact admissions@rgu.ac.uk for further information.

 
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

All Students

  • £3,120 entire course
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

All Students

  • £3,210 entire course
ADDITIONAL COSTS

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

OTHER FEES AND CHARGES

DISCLAIMER

For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:

STUDENT FINANCE

STUDENT FUNDING

Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS' FUNDING

ALUMNI DISCOUNT

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.

ALUMNI DISCOUNT

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

CDA will provide two fully funded scholarship places to the Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Data Management for the academic year 2018/19.

CDA SCHOLARSHIP

You may also qualify for an other scholarship or financial award:

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

 

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with our Student Admissions Team and we'll do our best to help.

+44 (0) 1224 262728

As a global E&P data services and solutions provider, we welcome this new professional qualification that teaches the value of petroleum data management to upstream oil and gas businesses. We are already beginning to see how our staff have benefited from the knowledge they have gained to better understand our customers’ needs and this can translate into real business value on all sides. We plan to encourage other team members to participate in the next iteration of this successful and beneficial course.
KERRY BLINSTON, GLOBAL COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, DATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES, CGG

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