The Grad Cert is aimed at two groups:
1. Those already working in Petroleum Data Management who want to gain a qualification specific to the field
2. Those already working in some other area of the oil and gas industry who want to learn about or move into Petroleum Data Management
The combination of modules allows development not just in technical understanding but also service management and governance.
This unique short course is the first of its kind in the world and was developed in collaboration with Common Data Access Ltd (CDA). The course presents Petroleum Data Management as a specialism within professional data and information management and it is exclusively designed for online study. You can take this course regardless of previous academic experience. You will explore data types, including seismic and other remote sensing surveys; drilling and well data including MWD/LWD; wireline; well tests; core and samples and how they are used in decision-making. You will then situate these data types in their life cycles, from planning, though collection, management, use and archiving and preservation. You will step back to examine how data management services are designed and provided and explore how the management of these valuable business assets is governed. Won Best eLearning/Online Education award UK Association Awards 2017.
There are course level and module level learning outcomes: http://www4.rgu.ac.uk/coursedb/disp_course_info.cfm?courseref=0493
The course level outcomes are under Core Award Data and the module outcomes are under each module link.
The course is subject to all of the standard quality assurances for a UK Higher Education Institute, under the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA Scotland). This includes monitoring Module Achievement Rates (i.e. grades), External Examiner comments, Class Reps, student feedback through the year, annual feedback in the Student Experience Questionnaire and the annual Graduate Outcomes survey (national; previously Destination of Leavers of Higher Education). All of these feed into a formal internal Annual Course Appraisal in which the course leader comments on and proposes changes for the next cohort. There is also an internal Institute Led Subject Review every five/six years and an external (QAA Scotland) Enhancement Led Institutional Review every four years.