Petroleum Data Management
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 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
- 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
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.
Typically students are assessed each year:
- 4 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
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.
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.
English Language Requirements
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.
For Academic Year 2018/2019
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
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- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and living costs
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:
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.
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.
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