Energy, Oil and Gas Management (BSc, 4 Years)
|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.
The general admission requirement for entry to the undergraduate programme of study is a High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification.
Regular Academic Admission
Regular admission to academic programmes requires a recognised High School Leaving Certificate with a grade of 7.5 out of 10 or 15 out of 20 or a rank in the top 50%, or equivalent qualifications.
Special Academic Admission
This category of admission may be offered to students who possess a High School Leaving Certificate but who do not have the stipulated grades or other requirements for regular admission.
English Language Proficiency
Students may be required to take NEPTON, UNIC’s English Placement Test at no charge, before registering for classes, unless they have passed an internationally recognized English examination which indicates their level of English proficiency.
Students with the following English qualifications will register directly for their academic programme of study:
- TOEFL – 500 and above
- Computer-based TOEFL – 173 and above
- Internet-based TOEFL – 61 and above
- IELTS – 5.5 and above
- Cambridge Exams [First Certificate] – B and above
- Cambridge Exams [Proficiency Certificate – C and above
- GCSE English Language “O” Level – C and above
- Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English Pass
- Michigan Examination of Competency in English Pass
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class p