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.