Taught course

Petroleum Data Management

Robert Gordon University · School of Creative and Cultural Business

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to this course. It has been designed as an access route for those with relevant work experience in the energy sector who do not currently have the necessary qualifications in this area. The course facilitates access to any of our master's degree courses available from the Department of Information Management (Information Management, Digital Curation, Information and Library Studies, and Organisational Learning), and enhances professional career development.

Months of entry


Course content

The online Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Data Management from Robert Gordon University is the first of its kind in the world and was developed in collaboration with Common Data Access Ltd (CDA). It presents Petroleum Data Management as a specialism within professional data and information management.

With the Graduate Certificate Petroleum Data Management 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 examine how data management services are designed and provided and explore how the management of these valuable business assets is governed.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,290 entire course
International students
£3,290 entire course

You may qualify for a scholarship or financial award. For more information please visit the RGU website- www.rgu.ac.uk/study/finance-funding/funding-and-scholarships-search

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Admissions Service
+44 (0) 1224 262728