PGD Oil and Gas Management

With the emerging growth of the Energy Sector, there is a need for professionals with a blend of engineering and management skills. This programme is designed to produce an engineering manager with rounded capabilities

Next start date

13 May 2019




10 courses and a Dissertation offered modularly. Each course runs for 8 weeks

How to apply

Online application form

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Fees per course

US$ 550
How to pay

Fees per programme

US$ 5,900
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About this programme

It is recognised that in coming years there will be a worldwide  growing workforce of managers  with considerable oil and gas engineering operational experience.
Our PGD in Upstream Oil and Gas Management has for that matter been designed for oil and gas industry professionals who have considerable oil and gas engineering operational experience but have had little or no education in management responsibilities and methods.

The programme is, therefore, a blend of engineering and management topics that will produce an engineering manager with rounded capabilities.

To allow these individuals to continue to practise as engineers, fundamental
knowledge of the industry will need to be refreshed and they will also need to be updated on the latest best practice and technology.

What you'll learn

The programme consists of 10 courses offered on a modular basis over a 20-month period followed by six months to finalise the dissertation or research paper. Each course runs for eight weeks.

  • Course 1: Strategic Leadership and Management
  • Course 2: Critical thinking and decision making
  • Course 3: Governance and the Application of ISO Standard Frameworks
  • Course 4: Upstream Oil and Gas Engineering Fundamentals
  • Course 5: Advances in Upstream Oil and Gas Engineering
  • Course 6: Upstream Oil and Gas Business Processes
  • Course 7:Upstream Oil and Gas Project Planning and Management
  • Course 8: Oil and Gas Risk Management
  • Course 9: Oil and Gas Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  • Course 10: Research Methodolgy
  • Dissertation (for MBA) or Research Paper (for PG Diploma)

Target students

Students should be from a technical or commercial background in engineering, earth sciences or business. You will be better equipped to tackle today’s oil and natural gas issues and prepare you to deal with the future challenges of the future of energy.

Meet the tutors

Upstream Oil and Gas Engineering Fundamentals

This course will provide you with an overview of principal activities in the international upstream petroleum industry.

The course will explain the position of the upstream section of the oil and gas industry in the value chain. It will also include conventional and unconventional resources, drilling and production processes and facilities, economic fiscal and risk issues.
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