The oil and gas industries are widely affected by a growing range of factors, including shifting global economics, an evolving global energy mix and environmental issues.
There is an increasing demand for those working in the industries to develop an intelligent awareness of this complex business environment and to grasp the ways in which these changes will affect organisations.
Developed in conjunction with industry, the School of Engineering and Built Environment at GCU offers a suite of programmes designed to provide the knowledge required for a range of professional careers within the oil and gas industry.
The environmental impact assessment of oil and gasexploration, production and distribution is absolutelycrucial. Mistakes of the past which has left disastrous consequences such as ground water pollution, contaminated land, health and social problems, must not be repeated. This programme produces graduates that are aware of these problems, are capable of analysing the problems and offering solutions taking into account the local circumstances.
Why Choose This Programme?
With increasing environmental legislation and regulation, commercial and industrial organisations, local authorities and public bodies, all require some environmental input to their activities. The environment offers opportunities to those who understand the issues involved and have a vision broad enough to grasp their inter-disciplinary nature. Thus, the programme offers students the challenge to broaden their understanding of environmental issues in the context of their previous backgrounds and qualifications.
The taught modules are assessed by coursework only or a combination of coursework and examination. The MSc project is assessed by project reports, practical operation and an electronic presentation.
Graduates of this programme can expect to find work as environmental specialists within the oil and gas industry and a wide range of sectors often related to various previous qualifications. Graduates of the MSc Energy & Environmental Management have gone on to work for: regulators such as Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA); various local authorities; and national and international consultancy companies, including Carl Bro Group, ERS Land Regeneration and Valpack.