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 Masters Degree courses available from the Department of Information Management 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. In addition, it encourages you to consider any practical problems that may arise in the execution of any activities, and to reflect critically on the value of your own organisational input.
What you will study
The Petroleum Data Management Graduate Certificate aims to promote the understanding of subsurface exploration and production data and evaluate its importance to upstream oil and gas businesses. The course focuses on managing subsurface exploration and production data throughout its life cycle from capture to realisation until it becomes obsolete.
You will study four modules over the academic year, each assessed through coursework assignments:
-Managing Subsurface Exploration and Production Data
-The Data Management Life Cycle
-Providing Data Management Services
-Data Quality and Governance
How you will learn
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.
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:
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.
How to apply
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
Email: [email protected]
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.