Published February 7, 2019
Yasser Ramzan is a process engineer in the oil and gas industry. He manages operations and process engineering aspects of a large natural gas liquids (NGL) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant.
The 30-year-old resident of Lahore, Pakistan, has served the field for the past five years. He sought a broader perspective of the energy industry – one that covers all aspects – to boost his confidence.
Ramzan found the answer in a set of four University at Buffalo online courses about the energy field. They are available on the Coursera platform.
Halfway through, he appreciates their “succinct nature” and the simplicity of course structure.
What has he taken away thus far?
No. 1: How various energy sectors are integrated.
No. 2: The “exciting ways our energy demand and supply are being and could be managed.”
“The understanding of energy, as a bigger picture, has allowed me to grasp the decades of transformation in this sector,” Ramzan says. “And it gives me a sense of moral responsibility to consider energy optimization from a serious perspective.”
The Energy Production, Distribution & Safety specialization was developed by TCIE in coordination with Buffalo State College, National Grid, Stony Brook University, UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships, Russo on Energy LLC, and other industry partners.
“The way each (course) has mixed lecture with video and interviews of leaders in industry has been extremely engaging and compelling. The courses are more challenging than I expected, which keeps me coming back, too.”
- Jay Stephens, salesman, Sandvik Coromant (Fairview Heights, IL)