- Duration (years): 4
- Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Energy, Oil and Gas Management
- Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
- Language of Instruction: English (First and second-year courses offered also in Greek)
- Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 240
Profile of the Programme
The programme provides students with overall knowledge relating to the field of energy, oil and gas management. It is designed to prepare future junior executives and business managers for the emerging oil & gas industry in Cyprus to be fully trained and competent in all aspects of management, economics, law and technology so that they may function effectively in this emerging industry.
The proposed Bachelor degree is designed to have learning outcomes related to knowledge, application of knowledge and understanding of the oil and gas technologies and the management of energy. The curriculum equips students with theoretical and practical knowledge, investigative and analytical skills, and the understanding of the business and management processes necessary to develop a career in the Oil & Gas industry.
The programme has both an academic and market orientation. Thus, it targets students that intend to pursue post-graduate studies, as well as those that will enter the job market after graduation.
It is expected with almost certainty that the discovery of oil and gas in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone will prompt the establishment of new companies and operations with an increasing number of job opportunities. These jobs are expected to be in three related categories:
- Vocational workers such as mechanics, welders, plumbers, electricians specialised in the oil & gas and ancillary industries. This need can best be satisfied with technical/vocational programmes.
- Business managers and executives with a thorough understanding of the oil & gas and ancillary industries who can function and perform superbly in this emerging industry. This is the need which is being met with the present programme.
- More science-oriented technical staff who may be presently unemployed holders of degrees in chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, biology, geology etc. who will attend a post-graduate programme and turn them into high-level technical/engineering staff for the various operational technologies and processes.
This need can be met with a post-graduate degree programme in Oil and Gas Technology.
Access to Further Studies
Students obtaining the Bachelor of Science degree in Energy, Oil & Gas Management will have several opportunities for further studies:
- A Master of Science (MSc) degree in Oil and Gas or Energy Technology.
- Another related post-graduate degree such as the Master in Laws (LLM) degree with a related specialisation. This Masters will not qualify them as lawyers but the knowledge gained will be substantial and very useful.
- A professional qualification, such as the ACCA or the Institute of Marketing for specialised knowledge in a business functional area which will be an ideal combination with their previous undergraduate background.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
Upon successful completion of this programme, the students should be able to:
- Utilise knowledge and understanding on conventional business administration subjects such as general accounting, economics, management, marketing, business law and finance.
- Exhibit such skills that are required in negotiation, operations management, oil & gas accounting and project management for the energy sector.
- Critically evaluate basic science concepts and principles relating to physical geology, petroleum geology and energy technologies.
- Utilise fundamental knowledge of oil & gas technologies, and apply safety and risk assessment techniques.
- Display knowledge and understanding in the area of law relating to oil & gas, environment and the law of the seas.
- Analyse and evaluate the economics of energy, oil & gas industry and the oil and gas markets.
- Clearly communicate European energy and environmental policies as well as geopolitical security issues.
- Critically analyse and evaluate current environmental topics, such as climate change, renewable resources and sustainability.
- Manage one’s own learning and development, including time management and organisational skills in order to plan and implement a major independent project.
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.
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