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.
Full-Time or Part-Time (Distance) Study
The programme is available as both full-time and part-time (distance learning) study. Distance learning students make use of the University's online virtual learning environment (WebCT) to study via the internet. No attendance at the University is required making it a fully internationally available programme and one which can be studied alongside your career.
About the Programme
The programme seeks to best address the needs of the industry today in terms of subject areas of fundamental importance. The programme objectives are to provide students with:
Increased technical depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding of the development and operation of subsea technologies and systems, from wellhead to topside structure interconnections.
Intellectual and practical skills so that they can apply sound engineering principles and analysis methods to the design and installation of subsea systems, and can use and adapt appropriate analysis tools and techniques, specialist design software and Standards for design improvements and performance optimisation.
The opportunity to further enhance their transferable and personal skills in self-study, communication, report writing, project and time management, and problem solving.
An awareness of the roles and challenges of a practising subsea engineer based on course contents which are tailored to the current and future needs of industry, and therefore provides students with the knowledge and understanding and skills necessary for technical leadership and managerial responsibility.
Students study the following:
Subsea Safety and Reliability Management
Subsea Construction, Inspection & Maintenance
Pipelines & Soil Mechanics
Riser Systems & Hydrodynamics
The modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and written examination. The distance learning coursework is submitted to the course tutor through the web-site and marks and comments will be sent back, also via the web, on campus submission is either by email or in person at teaching sessions. Each module has a timetable which details when the coursework is due and when the exam is scheduled to take place. Arrangements can be made for examinations to be taken at a convenient place for you. Distance learning students near to Aberdeen are able to take their examinations at the University.
Examinations are usually held towards the end of January and the end of May. Students sit the examination within their own timezone (e.g. 9am local time).
The courses are completely modular in structure and have been carefully developed to articulate to each other to provide a variety of levels of provision, suiting the needs of the participants. A choice of exit levels is provided to suit the needs of the participants thus leading to the award of a postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc qualification. Each level is a necessary requirement for entry to the next one. Full-time students complete 4 modules per half session while part-time students complete up to 2.
Funding exists for this programme (dependent on eligibility). Please visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding
More information about this programme can be found on our Postgraduate Prospectus: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/prospectus/pgrad/study/taught.php?code=subsea_engineering