Professional Development at RGU

Managing your career to ensure you have the up-to-date skills required by employers is essential in today's increasingly competitive job market. All our modules are delivered through online distance learning, providing the flexibility to study whenever and wherever suits you.

Professional Development@RGU:

  • Stand alone tasters allow you to try out a new subject and the experience of studying online
  • Access flexible, relevant learning to enable you to manage your career more effectively
  • Many of our modules are accredited by professional bodies
  • Study one or more modules to develop your knowledge or support a change of specialism
  • Should you decide to work towards a graduate or postgraduate award up to a full Masters degree you may be able to transfer the credits accumulated.

Energy and Sustainability

Sustainable Development | Professional Development@RGU

Through this module you will gain an overview and critical understanding of the issues and challenges involved in developing and enhancing the built environment with responsibility to the local and global environment, society and communities.

Management and Business

Commercial Business Dynamics | Professional Development@RGU

This module will provide an overall understanding of the UK and international oil and gas and emerging renewable sectors including market landscape, legislative framework, contractual arrangements and associated risks and behavioural shifts.

Contractual Approaches to Procurement | Professional Development@RGU

This module will develop your ability to analyse contractual arrangements in relation to legal requirements, risk allocation and dispute resolution.

Core Business Skills for the Energy Sector | Professional Development@RGU

This module will provide an overview of core business skills pertinent to the management of commercial practice within the energy sectors and critically appraise alternative approaches and practices.

Economics of Business | Professional Development @RGU

This module covers how to make good business decisions using the micro- and macro-economic environment to understand business behaviour and decision making.

Managing People | Professional Development @RGU

This module is for aspiring and practising managers who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the key issues that affect managing people and how to communicate effectively with them.

Project Management Fundamentals | Professional Development @RGU

A multi-disciplinary, introductory module suitable for those interested in the field of project management.

Project Planning & Control | Professional Development@RGU

This module will provide the practical skills to critically assess, within a problem solving environment, the processes and strategies undertaken by project managers to define, plan, control and deliver project requirements.

Records Management | Professional Development @RGU

This is suitable for those interested in an archive or records management role or with administrative experience who wish to develop their knowledge and skills. Particularly relevant to information governance issues involved in the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.

Supply Chain Management | Professional Development @RGU

If you are just starting out in the supply chain field, this module underpins an effective balance of theory & vocational content to give you the opportunity to advance in your career.

Information Management

Database Construction and Use | Professional Development@RGU

Databases can be found everywhere, and are a powerful way of handling information, but not enough people know how to design and use them efficiently. Using practical exercises in MS Access and MySQL, learn how to turn this versatile tool to your best advantage.

Document Control Foundation | Professional Development @RGU

This short course was developed in partnership with industry representatives with responsibility for Document Control in the Oil and Gas sector. It is designed to enable new entrants to this job role from any discipline.

Information Technology | Professional Development@RGU

This module is suitable for people working in a range of sectors such as energy, retail and the public sector. It is particularly relevant to those who may input to decisions regarding the deployment of Information Technology or who have an interest the successful contribution of Information Technology towards achieving organisational objectives.

Knowledge Management | Professional Development@RGU

The module will give you the ability to identify and explain the principles that underlie the labelling and structuring of information in a wide variety of contexts. It will provide opportunities to apply hands on these principles in realistic scenarios by creating the navigation structure of an imaginary portal.

Networking | Professional Development@RGU

This module will equip you with the skills to disseminate information to clients, using the up-to-date technologies expected of a modern information service. It will also help you make your service more visible to your target audience, and encourage their interaction in optimising the service.

Records Management | Professional Development@RGU

This is suitable for those interested in an archive or records management role or with administrative experience who wish to develop their knowledge and skills. Particularly relevant to information governance issues involved in the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling: Application|Professional Development@RGU

You will gain an ability to develop a clear and in-depth critical awareness of Building Information Modelling, and the tools and processes involved.

Building Information Modelling: Strategy and Concepts | Professional Development@RGU

You will develop an understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM), and its implications for the built environment across all phases of the life cycle.

“As a distance learner, the course offered me the flexibility to earn a living and maintain my home life with less disruption than studying on campus”

Ian Morgan Masters Degree in Real Estate PgCert/PgDip/MSc

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