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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 Year to 3 Years Part time

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    View the programme page to see programme fees

  • Last Updated

    27 August 2018

Course content

If you are a busy professional this online advanced degree is an ideal method of studying structural engineering. The programme is fully accredited by the Energy Institute, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

You gain an MSc and professional accreditation which gives you a high level of credibility to gain new career opportunities and advance your job prospects internationally. The discipline is constantly being improved upon in terms of new technologies, and understanding. You learn with University of Aberdeen which is situated in the heart of the European oil and gas industry where there are 1000 oil, gas and energy company headquarters, suppliers, subsidiaries and consultants situated. University of Aberdeen has researched the industry since its inception and rise in the 1970s and many professionals in the industry work as academics and advisors to support new and existing programmes in their relevance to future needs. The range of programmes offered at Aberdeen are well known globally across the industry for their rigour and industry relevance.

The programme offers you a full range of knowledge in structural engineering to understand brown field engineering, petrochemical structures, conceptual design of structures and management of structures. You understand how load and natural forces can affect structures and the elements of time. You are taught online and part time which helps you to fit study around other commitments.

Courses listed for the programme


Semester 1

  • Design of Connections
  • Structural Dynamics (Distance Learning)
  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (Distance Learning)
  • Concept of Design Topside Modules

Semester 2

  • Blast and Fire Resistant Structures
  • Brown Field Structural Engineering
  • Petrochemical Structural Engineering
  • Finite Element Methods

Semester 3

  • Conceptual Design of Jackets and Subsea Structures
  • Design of Stiffened Plates
  • Re-Design of Existing Structures by Structural Reliability Analysis
  • Design of Jacket Attachments


Semester 1

  • Design of Connections
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Brown Field Structural Engineering
  • Conceptual Design of Jackets and Subsea Structures
  • Design of Stiffened Plates

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • This programme is specifically aimed at practising Structural Engineers to improve your knowledge for the industry
  • You study in Aberdeen City with academics spanning knowledge of the industry since its inception in the 1970s
  • We work closely with employers to develop our degrees and ensure they offer you a robust set of skills and tools
  • Half of the programme is taught by practising structural engineers

Where you study

  • Online
  • Part Time
  • September or January

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Visit the Oil & Gas Structural Engineering MSc (Online) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!





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