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Oil, Gas and Energy Management BSc (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:

BESU204

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £12,471)

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Overview

This course aims to cover the financial, technical, political, social and environmental aspects of modern energy management.

It is designed to teach you about the processes, threats and opportunities that underpin the successful management of the international energy sector in the 21st century. This course emphasises the need to develop sustainable energy solutions in our growing global world, and aims to teach you about alternative energy sources alongside fossil fuels, providing the opportunity to choose where to focus your interest. Economics and health, safety and environmental (HSE) risks are two main strands that run through the course, along with an analytical approach to understanding energy production, and the environmental, social and political impacts of energy production. 

Whether you are Interested in the oil and gas industry - changing at a rate not seen for the past thirty years or so which is more global than ever - or are motivated by the transition to sustainable energy systems, built upon both local community renewables schemes and global environmental treaties, this course aims to educate and prepare you for careers related to all aspects of energy production. 

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

What our students say...

Studying at Coventry University has been a fantastic opportunity to establish a good basis for an international professional network.

Paula Hasny

Course information

The programme seeks to provide an undergraduate education in professional management within the energy industry, with a specific and dedicated focus on the oil and gas industries.

It covers the processes, threats and opportunities of the international energy sector in the 21st century. This course emphasises the need to develop sustainable energy solutions in our growing global world, and aims to teach you about alternative energy sources alongside fossil fuels, providing the opportunity to choose where to focus your interest.

93%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

During the first year, you will be introduced to the fundamental structure, evolution and technical aspects of the industry. You will also look at some of the contemporary issues of energy resource management, including the organisation and operation of the oil and gas industry, geosystems, economics and electricity production.

Modules

  • Introduction to Oil and Gas

  • Introduction to Petroleum Geoscience

  • Field and Higher Education Skills

  • The Economic Environment of Business

  • Introduction to Electricity Production

  • Numerical Skills for Oil, Gas and Energy Management

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

In the second year you will extend your studies into areas such as nuclear and renewable energy, petroleum technology, risk assessment, climate change and international trading in oil and gas. You will also develop analytical skills needed to undertake quantitative and qualitative investigations.

Modules

  • Petroleum Technology

  • The Downstream Petroleum Business

  • Nuclear and Renewable Energy

  • Project Management, Management Systems in the Energy Industry

  • Career Management Skills

  • Climate Change: The science and the symptoms

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Professional Placement or Study Abroad

Overview

In your final year you will take a look at the future of global energy management and have opportunities to specialise in petroleum economics, health and safety management, environmental pollution and sustainability. You will also have the chance to obtain an IOSH accredited Managing Safely certificate and undertake a research project in a subject of your choice.

Modules

  • Health, Safety and Risk in the Energy Industry

  • Project

  • Employment Skills

  • Optional modules (3 of the following):

    • Environmental Pollution and Management
    • Energy Trading and Economics
    • The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry
    • Energy and Environmental Management and Auditing

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

12th

Our geograpy and environmental studies courses are ranked 12th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Access to sector-leading software used by over 500 international oil and gas companies across the world, such as standard PETREL and ECLIPSE reservoir simulation software worth US$12.S million (donated by Schlumberger), Petex Integrated Product Modelling [1PM) software worth over £1 mllllon (donated by Petex), Weatherford's Pan System and WellFlo, Honeywell's UniSims Design Suite and IHS Kingdom GeoSyn.
  • Study In our £55m Engineering and Computing building, which features sustainable technologies including rainwater harvesting, solar thermal energy and biomass boilers.
  • Employment prospects in national and international organisations concerned with the development, regulation and management of the international energy industry
  • Student membership of the Energy Institute (EI), the leading professional body for the international energy industry
  • Gaining an understanding of the key challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector in the 21st century

Opportunity to joln vibrant Student Chapter of the Soclety of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) which organises activities such as SPE Students' Week, Students' Paper Contests, industrlal/fleld trips and other social/networking events

Our main study themes are:

  • Oil and gas: We examine the history and importance of the oil and gas industry to the global economic system, including the current structure of the industry and the technical process of exploration, production, refining, transportation and distribution. We will also explore oil and gas industry trends, future energy needs and alternative.

  • Petroleum geoscience and technology: You will be introduced to the history of geology and geophysics, and the developments of these techniques in recent times. We will examine the formation of oil and gas, reservoir quality, source rocks, migration fairways and trapping mechanisms. We will look at the upstream processes, from exploration to drilling and completion into reservoir engineering and simulation. You will gain a detailed understanding of how the application of geological and geophysical techniques play a central and critical role in the exploration for oil and gas in onshore and offshore environments around the world. We also provide an overview of the downstream petroleum business, the main products, as well as the economics of the downstream business

  • Electricity production: You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and practices behind the operation of the modern electric generating industry, including production, transmission and consumption. We will outline the three main electrical production methods – fossil fuel based, nuclear power and hydroelectricity – explaining the merits and disadvantages of each methodology from an economic, social and environmental perspective.

  • Climate change: Often described by politicians as the biggest threat to humanity, climate change is viewed by many as the most pressing issue facing the world today. We will examine in detail the science of climate change – the structure of the atmosphere in terms of natural and enhanced greenhouse states and the effects that a changing climate has on the biosphere. We also consider the development, future and effectiveness of national and international climate change policy.

This course can be studied full-time over three years and part-time over six years.

Your course will be based on a series of lectures with associated seminars, site visits and practical classes. We incorporate a wide range of learning and teaching methods as part of our innovative activity-led learning, motivating you to learn through stimulating activity, such as a project, problem, scenario, case study or enquiry in a classroom or work setting. This has been proven to engage students and creates challenge, relevance, integration, professional awareness and variety to help you learn technical, personal and professional skills. For example, debates on topical issues are regularly held in a variety of modules on issues ranging from ‘fracking’ (hydraulic fracturing) to planning consent for onshore wind turbines. Formative presentations are commonly used, such as paper summaries, and assessments using posters and videos. 

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Coursework, tests, essays: 40%
  • Formal examinations: 35%
  • Dissertation work: 25%

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.

35% assessed by exams

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: The nature, practical value and application of energy management as a researched academic discipline, and its concepts, methods and techniques; the constitution and character of specific energy sources specifically Oil, Gas, Renewable and Nuclear Power; the concepts of financial, technical, environmental, social and political management in the energy industry; the use of practical research and numerical techniques applied to the energy industry management; the impact of political, social and environmental trends on the oil, gas and energy industry; the nature, mitigation and management of contemporary environmental problems and hazards when applied to the energy industry.
  • Assess, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information critically.
  • Undertake research using a variety of methodologies and reporting techniques.
  • Recognise the moral and ethical issues involved in debates and inquiries.
  • Understand the way in which organisations are structured and operate.

In a typical week you will have up to 16 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 4 hours of small group teaching each week
  • Medium group teaching: 6 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
  • Large group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week

Additionally, you will be expected to complete 20 hours each week studying and revising in your own time

The University is committed to providing a global educational experience and we encourage you to undertake a placement year or study year abroad after your second year of study. Previously students have studied at Arizona State University in the United States.

Focusing as it does on a rapidly developing global industry, this course offers ample opportunity to enhance your international experience. You will have the opportunity to discuss key energy issues with students from around the world as part of our student-led online international learning (OIL) network. One such project, developed since 2014 with New York State University, involves groups of students from Coventry and New York collaborating on a variety of academic projects using online social media.

We also recently hosted a summer school for Saudi Aramco graduate trainees, who shared experiences with our current students, and all subjects draw extensively on international material, much of which is linked directly to the research activities of your tutors. For example, carbon, capture and storage reservoir modelling, wastewater treatment, offshore health and safety, and oil spill clean-up.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

Studying at Coventry University has been a fantastic opportunity to establish a good basis for an international professional network.

Paula Hasny

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: BESU204
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB-BBB
DDD-DDM
29 points 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

What our students say...

Studying at Coventry University has been a fantastic opportunity to establish a good basis for an international professional network.

Paula Hasny

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £12,471) (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

What our students say...

Studying at Coventry University has been a fantastic opportunity to establish a good basis for an international professional network.

Paula Hasny

Career prospects

This course is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career by giving you the knowledge and skills to understand and be able to respond to the diverse issues and challenges facing the energy industry.

With energy demand set to grow by 35% by 2035 and over a third of respondents to the Hays 2016 Oil and Gas Global survey concerned about skills shortages, there has never been a better time to start your career in the industry. The National Environmental Research Council (NERC) have carried out a 2012 Review of Skills Needed in the Environment Sector, which highlighted a number of skills which this course will help you to develop, including multi-disciplinary knowledge, energy supply, numeracy, data management, risk and uncertainty, and sustainability science and planning.

Providing you with an understanding of the petroleum industry and its ancillary industries, including more sustainable energy resources, together with specialist skills in risk, safety and financial management, this course is designed to help you find employment with national and multinational oil companies, environmental consultancies, government agencies and regulatory bodies.

Throughout the course, significant opportunities exist for you to enhance your career skills. For example, specialist tutors will provide practical guidance on sourcing career opportunities, job applications and interviewing techniques. You will also benefit from visits to organisations such as the Energy Institute, and an annual programme of site visits and ‘experience talks’ in which former graduates and successful professionals currently working in the industry discuss their careers since leaving the University.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty’s Employability and Placement team, EC Futures, are the proud winners of the Best University Placement Service (UK 2015) presented by the NUE Awards.

90%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Your understanding of the petroleum industry and more sustainable energy resources, together with specialist skills in risk, safety and financial management can help you find employment with national and multinational oil companies, environmental consultancies, government agencies and regulatory bodies. For example, recent graduates from the department are developing their careers in energy resources with Severn Trent Water, Lloyds Register and a nuclear decommissioning authority.

Recent graduates have also joined graduate training schemes at Horizon Energy and Siemens (Energy), others have become analysts for Gemserv and the Energy Saving Trust. 

£19K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £19,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

Studying at Coventry University has been a fantastic opportunity to establish a good basis for an international professional network.

Paula Hasny
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

*Due to a delay in the UK Government's announcement of the Retail Price Index, the University is unable to set its fees for entrants in 2018 at this stage. Please note that we set fees for individual courses, and fees from previous years are no indication of fees for future years.