Presentation on theme: "2 The key challenge to maintain a robust petroleum industry is ensuring an adequate supply of well trained professionals now and in future The development."— Presentation transcript:
2 The key challenge to maintain a robust petroleum industry is ensuring an adequate supply of well trained professionals now and in future The development in oil drilling engineering is consider to compass not only technical knowledge but also the capability to continue learning,to resolve problems,to communicate effectively and to have an understanding of commercial world in which a drilling engineer operates
3 What is required? Base upon the author's observation, in selecting graduates employers do not especially test applicants for technical knowledge but instead concentrate on skill and attitudes. The implicit assumption is that the degree program provides the graduates with appropriate knowledge. This places a high onus on the acodemic staff to ensure this is achieved.
4 skills In the survey of industry expectation, there was a notable on business concepts and legislation requirements. The general view appears to be that universities need to give significant attention to development of skills which are: Work lifestyle Communication Computer application Team working,thinking Problem solving Interpersonal Time management Ability to acquire knowledge
5 attitudes Attitudes are described as personal attributes influenced by upbringing, worldly experience and other aspects of professional formation. The preferred attitudes have been described as eagerness to continue to learn, wanting to improve process and self integrity, wanting to take responsibility, and accepting and not being afraid of change.
6 A significant issue in the education of drilling engineering graduates, is to establish an appropriate balance of knowledge,skills and attitudes and how these can be best developed by the student undergraduate course.
7 A Course Model Development of skills and attitudes are more difficult to address both in course design and in assessment. Some academic issues arising from these two points are: The balance to be attained between conveying knowledge in specific fields to students against the development of students to self learn and collect and applying knowledge The need to provide adequate time for adsorption and reflection on what is learned The opportunity for students to pursue areas of study outside the drilling and other engineering fields
8 The followings are proposed by the author as part of a course which aims is to produce well rounded, job-ready graduates: early introduction to tools and skills greater emphasis on engineering problem definition and problem solving attention to written and oral communication application of word processing, spreadsheet and computer software development of more structured vacation work programs
9 greater content of site visits close collaboration between industry and academia and more involvement in team exercises exposure to business decision making exercises incorporation of a greater use of peer assessment units on personal style and behavior consideration of professional practice of drilling engineering
10 Engineering graduates should be familiar with increasing code of ethics by doing the followings:
11 Resource Implementation The major implication of adopting this model is the increased on academic staffs to provide more individual attention to each student. This individual approach requires moving away from relying only on written final examinations to a more continuous assessment. Greater attention would need to be given to individual learning style of students. This requires a higher level of appropriate staffs and greater involvement of industry professionals in students development
12 Conclusion Whilst requiring some specific knowledge and skills, he education of drilling engineers for the industry should be considered in the broader framework by using the following factors: