The University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495, is a public teaching and research university in the city of Aberdeen; the Energy Capital of Europe and the location for many of the leading energy giants that serve the petroleum industry.
The university has a reputation in teaching, learning and research in geoscience and oil and gas engineering programmes. The MSc Petroleum Engineering is the latest addition to the world class suite of engineering programmes bringing students closer to the energy industry.
The partnership follows on from AGR’s involvement in the MSc Field Development Plan and Economics (FDP) course, which was a team-based integrated case study involving the technical and commercial development of an offshore oil field. The FDP exercise was developed and led by TRACS Training and the students’ presentations were evaluated by a panel of industry professionals and academics from the University.
Mark Bentley, Training Director at AGR, commenting on the partnership said: “Aberdeen is the hub of the oil Industry in Europe and the University is ideally placed to draw on local expertise to launch this new programme. We have been delighted to be involved in the inaugural run this year, and look forward to supporting the programme in the next academic year. TRACS Training exists to support learning and development across the breadth of the business, from student to corporate CEO levels, and our team of engineers and geoscientists are therefore perfectly positioned to offer such support to the university.
“The Aberdeen oil and gas community has some of the world’s leading technical experts and it is strategically important for academia and industry to come together to help cultivate the next generation of industry professionals who will take the global business forward“.
Dr. Lateef Akanji, Programme Coordinator MSc Petroleum Engineering said: "The University of Aberdeen staff and students are very pleased with the depth of training and professional support offered by AGR’s TRACS Training in the Field Development Plan and Economics (FDP) course, and look forward to their continued involvement in the delivery of the programme. Industry support for our degree programmes is crucial and it is always an area that is welcomed by our students. The support of AGR brings a real-life element to the teaching and exposes the students to current industry activity.”
The 2015-2016 MSc programme begins in September 2015 and current application numbers indicate another hugely successful year for the programme with great interest from around the world. More details can be found here.
AGR’s TRACS Training has been shortlisted in the ‘Education Partnership 2015 Award’ category in the 2015 Getenergy Awards
, celebrating excellence in education and training for the global oil and gas industry.
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