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The programme is delivered on campus full time and online part time to give you flexible study options. If you want to join the growing range of companies operating in the subsea industry from Aberdeen or internationally or set up your own company this programme will provide you with a high level of technical training

The Master of Science in Subsea Engineering seeks to prepare highly-trained, highly-qualified, business-aware graduates that can make an immediate impact in their chosen career, and who can address the need for key skills in the subsea industry. Subsea Engineering at the University of Aberdeen has a unique relationship with the subsea industry both locally and internationally, and the programme receives contributions from local industrial organisations in terms of relevant and up-to-the minute contributions to teaching, and support in the specification of group and individual projects.

Aberdeen is the heart of the European oil and gas industry, an international hub for companies engaged in Subsea Engineering. A degree from the University of Aberdeen puts you in a unique position to develop business links alongside of learning and developing international skills within the flexible, modular programme. The city offers considerable expertise which have grown out of the oil and gas industry since the 1970s. Today companies like Aker, GE, Subsea 7 and Bibby Offshore are leading names in the subsea sector in the city. There are many other companies in the region and the programme is supported by an advisory panel, guest lectures, career events and 'live' student projects.


  • The programme is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (MarEST) and Institution of Mechnical Engineers (IMechE). the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)

Courses listed for the Campus programme

Semester 1

  • Offshore Structures and Subsea Systems
  • Subsea Control
  • Subsea Integrity
  • Subsea Construction, Inspection and Maintenance

Semester 2

  • Pipelines and Soil Mechanics
  • Risers Systems and Hydrodynamics
  • Flow Assurance
  • Engineering Risk and Reliability Analysis

Semester 3

  • Subsea Engineering Individual Project

Courses for the Online Programme

Year 1

  • Offshore Structures and Subsea Systems
  • Subsea Construction, Inspection and Maintenance
  • Pipelines and Soil Mechanics
  • Engineering Risk and Reliability Analytics

Year 2

  • Subsea Control
  • Subsea Integrity
  • Risers Systems and Hydrodynamics
  • Flow Assurance

Year 3

  • Subsea Engineering Individual project

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Online delivery

Visit Us – Aberdeen, Online In Your Country

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • Aberdeen is a recognised hub and centre of excellence in Subsea, as Europe's energy capital and 'World Energy City'
  • We are able to draw upon knowledge and industry experience within the subsea sector on our doorstep to challenge you
  • The programme is very employable with graduates moving to CEO level
  • The University offers wide ranging teaching from academics and industry experts on site and guest lectures, visits and 'live' projects

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time
  • September start

There is also an online delivery of this programme

  • Online
  • 5 Months 27, 30 Months
  • Part Time
  • September and January start

International Student Fees 2017/2018

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*Please be advised that some programmes also have additional costs.

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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page and the latest postgraduate opportunities

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Living in Aberdeen for Campus Study

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Other engineering disciplines you may be interested in:

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