PGD in Upstream 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

August 2020/January 2021




8 modules and an Upstream Oil and Gas Management research paper completed in a maximum of 2 years.

How to apply

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Fees per module

US$ 250
UGX 925,000
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Total Programme Cost

US$ 2900
UGX 10,730,000
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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

In this programme, you will take 8 modules each weighted at 5 Credit Units and write a PgD Research worth 5 Credit Units in the specific area of Oil and Gas  Management .   You are free to take a minimum of 1 module to a maximum of three modules in a term.  A term is made up of 3 months of study and one week of final module examination.  Each student shall spend an additional 6 to 9 months of a Research paper writing to fulfill the requirements for the MBA (Oil and Gas Management Specialisation).

Therefore, this study model provides the flexibility that enables you to complete the PgD in Upstream Oil and Gas Management programme in 2 to 4 academic years depending on the pace that suits your schedule and learning goals.

You will study:

Institutional Requirements (Mandatory)

  1. Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  2. Research Methods

Core PgD Modules  (Mandatory)

  1.   Upstream Oil and Gas Engineering Fundamentals
  2. Governance and the Application of ISO Standard Frameworks
  3.   Upstream Oil and Gas Business Processes.
  4. Oil and Gas Risk Management
  5. Upstream Oil and Gas Project Planning and Management
  6. Oil and Gas Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

PgD Minor Research paper on Upstream Oil and Gas Management  (Mandatory) / Extended Essay

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.

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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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