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Coventry University

Energy Resources Management

UCAS Code: NH82

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD-DMM

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Environmental management

This course is designed to teach you about the processes, threats and opportunities that underpin the successful management of the international energy sector in the 21st century. You should develop the skills required to support a range of exciting careers with multinational energy companies, consultancies, government ministries and international agencies.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) over 50% of the world's energy still comes from oil or gas and the proportion is over 60% for developed (OECD) countries. However, the energy industry is continuously developing; the underground reservoirs from which oil and gas can be extracted have become more complex and the production and processing conditions have become more challenging in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, China, Australia and Africa, as well as the UK's North Sea. Yet, despite rising extraction costs, according to PwC, oil prices declined over 50% in 2015 and natural gas prices followed suit.

Expected to remain as a major contributor to the economy of many developed and developing regions, the oil and gas industry continues to be driven not only by new oil and gas discoveries, but also by a constant demand to find newer, safer, more efficient and cost-effective methods of extracting and processing natural resources, and leading the transition to more sustainable energy producing technologies.

This course aims to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the financial, technical, political, social and environmental aspects of modern energy management. We will cover the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to solve and manage oil and gas problems and complexities, to optimise existing processes and deliver increased efficiencies.

We belong to an impressive industry network, including the National Engineering Laboratory (NELL), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Institution of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) and the Energy Institute (El). We are always exploring new industry partnerships and opportunities to improve your employability and introduce you to up-to-date practices.

You can also apply for a three-month work experience placement and nine months of professional training in a range of relevant organisations, which have previously resulted in one student working for a recruitment consultancy, while another spent time with Siemens.

**Key Course Benefits**

* Currently free access to sector-leading software used by over 500 international oil and gas companies across the world, such as standard PETREL and ECLIPSE reservoir simulation software worth US$12.S million (donated by Schlumberger), Petex Integrated Product Modelling [1PM) software worth over £1 million (donated by Petex), Weatherford's Pan System and WellFlo, Honeywell's UniSims Design Suite.

* Potential employment prospects in national and international organisations concerned with the development, regulation and management of the international energy industry.

* Student membership of the Energy Institute (EI), the leading professional body for the international energy industry. Available free of charge to all enrolled students.

* Explore key challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector in the 21st century.

* Opportunity to join vibrant Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) which organises activities such as SPE Students' Week, Students' Paper Contests, industrial/field trips and other social/networking events. Membership is free, however additional activities may be subject to additional costs borne by the student.

Modules

**Study Themes:**
* **Oil and gas:**
We examine the history and importance of the oil and gas industry to the global economic system, including the current structure of the industry and the technical process of exploration, production, refining, transportation and distribution. We will also explore oil and gas industry trends, future energy needs and alternative.

* **Petroleum geoscience and technology:**
You will be introduced to the history of geology and geophysics, and the developments of these techniques in recent times. We will examine the formation of oil and gas, reservoir quality, source rocks, migration fairways and trapping mechanisms. We will look at the upstream processes, from exploration to drilling and completion into reservoir engineering and simulation. You will gain a detailed understanding of how the application of geological and geophysical techniques play a central and critical role in the exploration for oil and gas in onshore and offshore environments around the world. We also provide an overview of the downstream petroleum business, the main products, as well as the economics of the downstream business

* **Electricity production:**
You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and practices behind the operation of the modern electric generating industry, including production, transmission and consumption. We will outline the three main electrical production methods – fossil fuel based, nuclear power and hydroelectricity – explaining the merits and disadvantages of each methodology from an economic, social and environmental perspective.

* **Climate change:**
Often described by politicians as the biggest threat to humanity, climate change is viewed by many as the most pressing issue facing the world today. We will examine in detail the science of climate change – the structure of the atmosphere in terms of natural and enhanced greenhouse states and the effects that a changing climate has on the biosphere. We also consider the development, future and effectiveness of national and international climate change policy.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Energy, Construction and Environment

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
high
Environmental management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Human geography

Teaching and learning

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
98%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Human geography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,500
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Conservation and environment professionals

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