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Become an Oil and Gas Professional at Victoria University as its Sept Intake nears kickoff

Are you looking for a chance to get the skills required to take advantage of opportunities in the Oil and Gas sector, Uganda’s leading private varsity, Victoria University Kampala (VU) has announced open vacancies for a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Oil and Gas Science as its September Intake nears kick off.

The August/September Intake is set to kick off on Monday, September 20, with classes to be conducted online through its VClass, a digital state-of-the-art modern e-learning environment.

Victoria University, therefore, invites potential students to enroll for this professional course in its work-integrated experiential learning which guarantees you work experience that is needed for your job application or start-up through a fresh and intellectually stimulating environment that nurtures critical thinkers.

Background of the Oil and Gas Programme

In the next few decades, Oil and Gas is going to be a big contributor to the Ugandan economy since its discovery. Its contribution will be by selling of oil and gas (bi products) as well as creating jobs for the workforce in the oil and gas industry. Uganda is bound to benefit more if most of the jobs are done by the citizens.  This will only be possible if the citizens possess the required technical and professional competencies required in the oil and gas industry. This professional course, therefore, seeks to train high-quality workers in the Ugandan oil and gas industry for the optimal benefit of the Ugandan economy, current, and future generations.

The Oil and Gas programme seeks to fill the existing void as well as participate in creating the critical mass required for the proper functioning of the oil and gas sector. It will also help in curbing the high costs of recruiting expatriates in the oil and gas sector.

Prospective Oil & Gas Careers

Graduates from the programme can be able to work in:

  1. Oil and gas supply chains
  2. Oil and gas business support officers
  3. Oil and gas company representatives
  4. Oil and Gas agents  v. Oil and gas inventory officials
  5. Transport and distribution including sales points such as gas stations

To smoothly do this, Victoria University Kampala through its fully-fledged petroleum department if offering courses and skills learners need to start a career in the oil and gas sector. These are some of the courses the department offers.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN OIL & GAS ACCOUNTING

The BSc in Oil and Gas Accounting is a course designed to develop specialized knowledge and skills specifically for an accounting career in the oil and gas industry. It offers a blend of theory, experience and the practical skills required for effective financial accounting and management within the industry.

The course will enable students to develop a critical awareness of the key issues in accounting for upstream oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities, and is delivered by respected academics with relevant industry experience.

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The three-year course in oil and gas accounting will enable students to develop a critical awareness of the key issues in accounting for upstream oil and gas exploration, development and production activities.

Studies in oil and gas accounting will prepare graduates to measure and analyse the income, costs, sources and uses of funds of oil companies at different levels of the oil and gas value chain on the basis of certain generally accepted principles. Such measurements and analyses are helpful to those directly responsible for attaining production, marketing and financial objectives along the value chain.

INTRODUCTION TO THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

The course, delivered over a period of six weeks, is designed to provide oil and gas professionals the opportunity to gain a technical and commercial understanding of the industry fundamentals.

Participants will be introduced to the scientific origins of oil and gas; the commercial issues underpinning hydrocarbon exploration and development; the role of government and its agencies; oil and gas terminology; the technological process of exploration;  the  technological process  of  drilling;  health  and  safety issues, environmental a management; and the technological process of production among others.

CERTIFICATE IN OIL AND GAS SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

This course, also delivered over a period of six months, focuses on an overview of logistics and procurement management in the oil, and gas industry based on the concept of supply chain management (SCM).

The course will enable participants to gain a broad perspective of the oil & gas upstream, midstream and downstream operations through the concept of supply chain value management to improve economics, safety, and environmental considerations; and to: boost their understanding of competitive and strategic supply chain operations such as oil & gas production, shipping, refining, storage, demand forecasting, contracts, prices, distribution, sales, etc.

CERTIFICATE IN HSE MANAGEMENT IN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

The course gives an introduction to the health, safety and environ-mental challenges encountered in the oil and gas industry.  It  provides  an  insight  into  the  main  drivers  of  the  regulatory  frame-work that govern compliance in this sector and their importance in Protecting people, assets and the environment.

Participants will study the main environmental impacts of the oil and gas cycle, from exploration to abandonment/decommissioning and develop an appreciation of the key functions of environmental management frameworks.

Attention will also be paid to the development and application of environmental and health management systems as an integral parts of the oil and gas business frameworks

ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

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This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of the start-up and management of SMEs. At the end of this course, the participants will be able to describe best practices for facilitating the easy setting up of business targets, monitoring of business results and continuous improvement, outline the links between SME business development, entrepreneurship and leadership, illustrate stakeholder identification and integration strategies, gain knowledge and skills to enable them Cite methodology and tools for enterprise strategic, financial and production planning and outline means of improving capacity for trade, investments, and access to market.

CERTIFICATION OF THESE COURSES

The oil and gas courses offered at Victoria University come with a practical aspect where students are taken on fields and helped get internship placements.

The university has harvested key partnerships with an international university like the UK’s Coventry University with whom they signed an MoU to collaborate and coordinate an oil and gas project with the Ministry Of Education and Sports called Twinning for Curriculum Development, International Accreditation, Adaption, and Training in Petroleum Related Construction Trades at Uganda Technical College Kicwamba. 

“In the long term, we hope that Coventry University together with the education ministry will also accredit all the oil and gas short courses at Victoria University,” Dr. Drake Kyarimpa, the coordinator of oil and gas training at Victoria University in an interview.

Why Study at Victoria University?

In these times of a pandemic and related lockdowns, it is important to join a university that guarantees technologically-enabled learning, and Victoria University is the best with all the online studies at your disposal. The university also provides free educational data to all students plus free books and study materials via its VClass to ensure a no-disruption and less costly digital learning environment.

Recently, the University rolled an initiative to give all its students free educational data that allows them to access the e-learning resources on the University system and attend virtual classes without hassle. Furthermore, they also give students free eBooks, thanks to its digital eLibrary embedded in the main campus system.

Victoria University is part of the Ruparelia Group of Companies, which has a strong presence in the education sector in Uganda and has under its portfolio, Kampala Parents School and Delhi Public School International.

To apply for the ongoing intake, visit Victoria University’s newly revamped website at www.vu.ac.ug or visit the admissions office at Victoria Towers, 1-13 Jinja Road in the center of Kampala City. You can also contact them on Email: [email protected] or Tel: +256 759 996 130 or +256 700 300 088 or +256 707 780 158


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