Why study with us?

Our courses are built around you

Our Energy Courses offer flexible modes of study, from full time or part time on campus to online distance learning. We know that many students are working whilst studying, and that’s why we offer the choice – allowing you to balance learning with a busy schedule.

In addition to tutor contact and online lectures, our distance learning students have a strong sense of community through the use of discussion forums, chat sessions and group working areas.

We have unrivalled links with the industry around you
We have been here since the North Sea oil and gas industry started more than forty years ago. Over this time, we have built up strong links with the industry and academia, from course development, to guest speakers and commercial collaboration with the industry. These partnerships ensure that all of our courses are 100% relevant.
Gain transferrable skills

Although our courses gear you up for a career in energy transition, the skills and knowledge you gain are transferrable across a number of industries. This is future-proofing – we’re not limiting you to one sector

Study at the heart of the North Sea

What better place to study than the oil and gas capital of Europe? We’ve been here since it all started, and have all the experience, knowledge and skills to set you up for a successful and rewarding career in the energy industry, wherever you’re based.

We’ve seen the innovation, technology and people that have built the industry into one of the most ground-breaking in the world, and we’re focussed on providing students with the skills and knowledge to continue driving the industry forward.

Our employability is the highest in the UK

We are extremely proud of our graduate employment track record which is the best in Scotland. We’re one of the top UK universities for postgraduate employability, with a 98.5% employment rate – HESA Destination of UK Leavers’ survey 2013/14.

We have an institute dedicated to Energy Transition with state-of-the-art facilities

The Oil and Gas Institute was set up to provide a front door for companies looking to take advantage of our expertise in oil and gas. We have a network of partner institutions and a team of experts who can support your business needs.

We deliver thought-leadership, education, training, consultancy, research for business and exclusive facilities including our Wave Tank, Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) testing area and our Drilling and Wells simulators (DART).

DART represents a joint-venture between KCA Deutag and RGU. The Drilling and Wells simulators facility stands head and shoulders above any other facility in the region.

Our Drilling and Wells simulators focus on offshore and land energies which provides our students are well trained and well equipped to meet the needs of the energy industry moving forward, which is why we are continuously developing enhanced simulator technology that is designed for the future. The simulators unlock the essential knowledge which underlies the development of practical capability and competence.

DART work closely with the Industry in providing solutions that meets the Industries specific objectives.

These facilities help raise standards across the entire Drilling and Wells sector. Our significant investment demonstrates our continued commitment to our students and the energy industry in the region, which help to cement RGU’s world-class reputation as a key one-stop destination for the energy sector.

“There was good communication between the tutor and students, and lots to learn about the subject. Quite simply – the time I was a student as Robert Gordon University was the greatest time of my life!” Alexei Iassinski, MSc Drilling and Well Engineering