The University of Aberdeen has launched three new Masters programmes that will drive innovation and safety in the oil and gas industry.
- An MSc in Oil and Gas Innovation, which is a collaboration between the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Scottish universities that aims to develop new technologies in exploration, production and decommissioning.
- An MSc in Process Safety Engineering, which will examine the primary technologies, equipment, and operations used in upstream oil and gas processing. The programme will expose students to the tools and processes used to identify, assess and manage risk.
- A part-time MSc in Human Factors, aimed at improving safety and efficiency in the workplace by developing an understanding of key human factors concepts, methods of investigation and intervention development.
The new programmes add to the already broad range of energy-related courses on offer at the University of Aberdeen. As well as running a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the University also offers part-time, distance learning and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses, providing individuals and businesses with flexible study options suited to their needs.
John Scrimgeour, Executive Director of the University’s Aberdeen Institute of Energy, said: “Our new Masters courses are designed to meet the needs of the oil and gas sector, which the University has close links with through the various industry advisory boards that provide professional guidance on our energy-related programmes.
“At this challenging time for the industry there is an acute need for innovation, and that is why I’m delighted that the University has been selected by OGIC to co-ordinate the MSc in Oil and Gas Innovation across seven Scottish universities, which is testament to our position as a University at the forefront of energy-related teaching and research.
“Last year we launched our MSc in Petroleum Engineering, again in response to demand from industry, and this has proved hugely successful with close to 50 students enrolled in its first year.
“We are confident that our new Masters courses will prove equally as successful in attracting and inspiring the next generation of energy sector professionals.”