Matching expertise to industry sector

Igor A. Guz*

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The opening of the University of Aberdeen's off shore engineering campus in Korea will be a significant moment in the school's history. In May 2015, the university signed an agreement with its partners in the project (Gyeongsangnamdo Prefecture, Gwangyang Bay Free Economic Zone Authority, and Hadong County), which secured establishment funding from the Korean Ministry of Trade and Industry, paving the way for the campus to open in September 2016. The Hadong campus will specialize in offering courses in off shore-related disciplines, including master of science (MS) courses in topside engineering, subsea engineering, petroleum engineering, as well as the university's master of business administration (MBA) degree in energy management. All of the courses have been developed with international oil and gas companies based in Aberdeen, many of whom already provide support to the university's energy-related research and teaching, including Dana Petroleum, BP, Chevron, Subsea 7, and Wood Group. The MS programs offered at Hadong will prepare graduates to make an immediate impact in their chosen career. Students will typically study four modules in each of the first and second semesters, and carry out an individual project in the third semester. Students will work on research with academic staff and will engage with industry via placements and industry visits as part of their curriculum, taking advantage of the location of the campus near to the largest companies in the Korean offshore industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalMarine Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • Curricula
  • Education
  • Engineering Education
  • Engineering Research
  • Gas industry
  • Offshore oil wells
  • Petroleum engineering


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