The BSc (Hons) Oil, Gas and Energy Management degree course explores all aspects of the energy industry. You will examine oil and gas exploration and production, renewable energy production and the social and environment impacts of these processes.
Course content and assessments have been designed to help you develop both theoretical knowledge and understanding, as well as the practical skills to enhance your career and academic opportunities.
Climate change, and the need to make our energy sources as efficient as possible, is arguably one of the most important struggles faced by our generation. There has never been a more important time to understand energy.
Why CU London
We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.
EmployabilityDedicated Careers & Employability department who will assist you in finding employment
Top Quality CoursesTaught by industry professionals, awarded by Coventry University
No End of Year ExamsOur modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming and less stress
Professional RecognitionSpecific courses contain additional industry recognised qualifications from awarding bodies
Oil, Gas and Energy Management is a varied and interesting topic to study, made extremely relevant by the growing importance of climate change.
Studying these subjects not only provides an exciting insight into what is considered a life supporting area, but also develops key transferrable communication, numerical, digital and time management skills.
In year one you are introduced to the fundamentals of oil, gas and energy management. Students who choose to exit the course after completing the first year will be eligible to receive a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Oil, Gas and Energy Management.
The Oil and Gas Industry
The Economic Environment of Business
Sustainability and the Energy Industry
During year two, emphasis shifts to the examination of conceptual themes and approaches present in energy systems management. You can expect to adopt a more systematic, critical and individualised approach when considering competing explanations of change in the principle areas of the subject. Students who choose to exit the course after completing the second year will be eligible to receive a Higher National Certificate (HND) in Oil, Gas and Energy Management.
Health, Safety and Environment in the Energy Industry and the Downstream Oil and Gas Business
Climate Change: the Science and the Symptoms and the Downstream Oil and Gas Business
Nuclear and Renewable Energy
Upstream Petroleum Technology and Project Management in the Energy Industry
An optional placement or sandwich year gives you the chance to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow, enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge to the workplace. You can also choose to take an optional year abroad between years two and three. If you decide to take advantage of a placement year this version of the degree will help you acquire valuable work experience and gain an understanding of what employers seek in graduates. It is your responsibility to find a placement with an employer within your chosen sector. The careers and employability department, alongside the course team, will support you throughout your placement year.
In the final year you will produce a plan for an individual research project which you will then implement by yourself. This activity seeks to develop vital transferable skills beyond the academic discipline such as personal organisation, sustained motivation and critical thinking. By successfully completing the final year, students will achieve a BSc (Hons) Oil, Gas and Energy Management.
Decentralised Energy and Managing and Planning Oil and Gas Assets
Energy Trading and Economics and Managing and Planning Oil and Gas
Environmental Management in Organisations and Energy Dissertation Research Planning
Research Dissertation and Further Professional Development for Energy Students
Coventry has been ranked top 15 in the UK for 5 years running in the The Guardian University Guide 2016-2020. CU London is part of the Coventry University Group.
In more detail...
The course will be delivered in Greenwich, London. The exact location will be confirmed as soon as possible.
Each course unit has been developed and is taught by specialists in the field of energy systems. Our lecturers bring a wealth of expertise, with staff members currently contributing to the academic research.
At CU London, we put a strong focus on getting our graduates ready to enter the job market. This can be done in a variety of ways—one key element is work placements. With this degree, you are given the opportunity to undertake short and long-term placements in between the second and third year.
- Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University.
- You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, via our Careers & Employability department.
- We keep our fees low to make higher education more accessible to everyone. This means you benefit from an amazing modern university experience, at a competitive price.
- Small tutorial group sessions of up to five people ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
- We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.
- Independent and Autonomous Working: The ability to critically appraise a scenario with a view to apply new technologies to improve efficiency or effectiveness.
- The Fundamentals of Energy: Including oil and gas exploration and production, renewable energy production, improving efficiency of energy systems, and the social and environment impacts of these processes.
- Project Management: You will gain an applied knowledge of small-scale investigations, integrating some principles of project management and the associated processes.
- Research Methods: Critical analysis, reflection, information searching and data collection, analysis and presentation.
This course is available as a full-time three year or optional four-year sandwich course, the latter incorporating a work placement or study year in a related field. Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of all our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work.
We also operate an open-door policy, with additional availability via email and our online learning platform, Aula.
Progression through the modules develops knowledge and skills, including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, project management, presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development.
Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of our learning model.
Our teaching methods are varied with a number of teaching styles to suit different students, so in addition to lectures, we also teach via online mediums, workshops and group work.
The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.
Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, laboratory experiments, tutorial tasks and assessments, which take place at the end of each six-week block.
Course Breakdown (approximate):
- 80% Coursework
- 10% Presentations
- 10% Exams
On successful completion of the course you will be able to:
Analyse and learn about mitigation of the environmental, political and social impacts of global energy production and consumption, including both academic theories and international standard procedures.
Explore the flows of energy and matter in natural systems, and their role in supporting life and the nature, organisation, complexity, sustainability and interconnections of human systems globally.
Apply economic concepts, principles and tools, and economic analysis of national and international oil, gas and energy institutions, processes and markets. Evaluate how economic factors impact upon energy policy for different global organisations and stakeholders.
Evaluate the issues and techniques involved in collecting, analysing and communicating energy information, and developing research design and execution skills within research on energy-related academic topics.
Become an independent learner, demonstrating written, oral, visual, numerical and digital fluency, time management and team working skills.
Understand the technology, processes, health and safety, and management of energy resources.
If you choose to study full-time you can expect up to 20 hours of learning activities per week, made up of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, online classes and independent learning.
Class groups are kept low. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.
If you haven't met the entry requirements, you may still be able to progress onto a degree by studying a foundation course.
We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.
£6,700 (per year)
£6,700 (per year)
£6,700 (per year)
£6,700 (per year)
£6,700 (per year)
£6,700 (per year)
Fees & Funding
We price our courses competitively in an attempt to make higher education accessible for a wide range of people. Your tuition fees will cover all of your classes, online tutorials, some of the learning materials and access to our Library & Learning Services.
Each academic year we review our fee structure to ensure we're offering value for money to all our students. The 2020/21 fees are currently under review and will be available in autumn 2019.
As a full-time or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU London from Student Finance England.
With a BSc behind you, your chances of employment are improved and the level at which you enter the job market could mean a higher salary.
This course is designed to equip graduates with the core knowledge, skills and expertise required to succeed in careers within the broad field of energy systems. However, studying this discipline develops key transferrable skills which can be used across a range of career paths.
The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time.