Rice University’s Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (EEPS) and Glasscock School of Continuing Studies have partnered to offer the Energy & Data Management Certificate, which focuses on exploration and production as a data-driven business and emphasizes the importance of the curation, exploitation, and analysis of data using data analytics and data science methods within the upstream oil and gas industry.

Certificate Details

Data has become a huge factor in all phases of the oil and gas industry, upstream, midstream and downstream. Companies need fresh talent on an ongoing basis to fulfill the need for managers who can effectively manage data, which is constantly increasing in volume and complexity.

This noncredit, graduate-level certificate offers qualifying work-related education for those interested in gaining employment in this field or to advance their career. This opportunity provides professionals with a robust understanding of subsurface data management, highlighting the importance of Energy Data Management as an emerging discipline alongside geophysics, geology and other oil and gas-related career fields. Participants who complete all three classes will receive the Energy & Data Management Certificate.

This certificate is organized into three courses:

  • ESCI 549 - Data Management and Data Governance
  • ESCI 570 Computational and Data Science in the Energy Industry
  • ESCI 571  Data Science Methods and Data Management  

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) for the Energy and Data Management Certificate is up to $10,500.00. Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 working days before class starts. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline are subject to a 10% processing fee and must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu. If books have been issued, the cost of the books and any shipping fees will be deducted. Refunds for credit card payments will be processed as credits to the accounts from which they were paid and may not appear as a credit until the following statement. Refunds for enrollments paid by check take up to four weeks to be processed and mailed by the Rice University accounting office. There is a $30 charge for any check returned for insufficient funds.

Additional Details

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Students who register for EEPS 583, EEPS 585 and EEPS 586 (three courses) at one time, will save $750 off the bundle total.
Certificate Price
BUNDLE : $9,750.00
Deadline to Start Last Course
Apr 30, 2023