Mozambique Launches ACE II
- Created: 11 August 2017
The Regional Center of Excellence in Oil and Gas Engineering and Technology Studies (CS-OGET) was launched on 3 May 2017. The Minister of Science and Technology, Higher Education and Vocational Training, Prof. Dr. Jorge Nhambiu, who officially launched the Center, said that the government supports technological innovation and applied research because it is vital for nationals to take ownership of the knowledge production tools that allows them to generate chains of value for the abundant natural resources in the country.
The Rector of Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Prof. Orlando Quilambo, presented a strategy to train geoscientists and engineers and others to address the challenges posed by the exploitation of the mineral energy resources in Mozambique. He said that UEM will continue to focus on training geoscientists and engineers inside and outside the country.
Currently, the Center has two master's degree courses, one in Petroleum Engineering (upstream) and another in Hydrocarbon Processing Engineering (downstream) available at the Faculty of Engineering where the Center is currently based. In the academic year of 2018, two new Masters courses are planned, namely Msc. Safety and Environmental Engineering for the Oil and Gas Industry and Msc. Petroleum Geology. In addition, the Center will offer short courses. The Center will also start PhD courses in Oil and Gas.
According to the Director of the Center, Dr. Luís Hélder Lucas, it is expected that over a five-year horizon, in between 150 to 200 Mozambicans and other Africans will have graduated with a Master's degree and a PhD in one of the Oil and Gas courses. For more information you can visit their website at csoget.uem.mz.