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About Offshore Engineering
Masters degrees in Offshore Engineering equip postgraduates with the skills to design, implement and maintain structures situated in the sea, and understand their relationship with wind and waves.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Engineering subject.
Whether you are interested in oil and gas engineering, fish farming, or renewable energy, courses in this field can offer you the opportunity to specialise your studies for your future career.
You can explore a range of subsea and marine systems, from pipelines and transportation networks, to offshore floating systems and other maritime equipment. You will examine methods for testing their design and implementation, particularly engaging with materials science and polymer technology.
Training will include testing the dynamics of mooring and marine riser systems, including methods in computational fluid dynamics. You may also undertake hydrodynamics simulation through 3D modelling and graphic design.
Careers are highly varied, and may include frontline engineering of offshore devices, as well as maritime law and insurance, offshore safety analysis and even disaster management.
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Offshore exploration has become crucial with the expanding demand for energy resources.
This programme specialises in mechanical engineering and becoming proficient in designing anything that has background moving parts to allow it to work such as engines, motor driven devices and the effects of nature on mechanical objects and their ability to perform.
University of Aberdeen is well placed to provide significant expertise and strengths in Offshore Engineering which go back to the 1970s oil boom in Aberdeen in terms of research and teaching strengths the university can offer across engineering disciplines.
Offshore engineering is a rapidly developing discipline. In addition to its traditional relevance to the oil & gas industry, it is expanding to embrace the novel engineering challenges presented by the offshore renewable energy industry.
University of Aberdeen offers a reliable, industry focused programme which crosses into other discipline areas to give you a grounded advanced programme of study in safety and reliability engineering for oil and gas directly from the research and learning of the European energy hub.
Aberdeen has been a major world hub and European headquarters to the oil and gas industry with major FTSE 100 multinationals located in the city since the 1970s and the city and industry is world renowned for its learning and innovation.
This is a flexible online programme from University of Aberdeen set in the European hub of the oil and gas industry offers you a variety of study options to gain your MSc in Petroleum Engineering from as little as 36 months to a maximum of 72 months to complete with 10-12 hours of study per week on average.
The Faculty of Engineering runs a multidisciplinary postgraduate course entitled Sustainable Engineering with a number of different themes, one of which is offshore renewable energy.
Our Offshore Engineering MSc provides you with the specialist education necessary to enter the offshore engineering industry. You will specialise in the design, dynamic and strength analysis of fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms.