Risk management is now the bedrock of many industries. A risk-based approach has been almost universally adopted in the offshore industry with the aim of providing better safety and improved protection for the environment. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Risk Management MSc course focuses on the key techniques used in the offshore industry. It addresses both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and explains which techniques are appropriate to different applications.
The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual thesis project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students are required to complete six of the eight modules.
Start date: Full-time: October. Part-time: throughout the year.
Duration: Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years, Full-time PgCert - one year, Part-time PgCert - two years, Full-time PgDip - one year, Part-time PgDip - two years
English Language Requirements
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:
IELTS - 6.5
TOEFL - 92
Pearson PTE Academic - 65
Cambridge English Scale - 180
Cambridge English: Advanced - C
Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.
We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).
This course comprises six core modules, two elective modules from the options below, a group project and an individual project.
- Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation
- Safety Risk and Reliability Offshore
- Offshore Inspection
- Corrosion in the Offshore Environment
- Reliability engineering and asset risk management
- Technology and Project Management
- Materials in the Offshore Environment
- Offshore Renewable Energy - Technology
- Offshore pipeline design and installation
- Engineering Stress Analysis: Theory and Simulation
The individual project is the chance for students to focus on an area of particular interest to them and their future career. Students select the individual project in consultation with the Thesis Co-ordinator and their Course Tutor. These projects provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research, think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge, and overcome genuine problems in the offshore industry. Many of the projects are supported by external organisations.
The group project is an applied multidisciplinary, team-based activity. Often solving real-world, industry-based problems, students are provided with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project while working under academic supervision. Success is dependent on the integration of various activities and working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. Transferable skills such as team work, self-reflection and clear communication are also developed.
Taught modules 40%, group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), individual project 40%.
Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in the extremely exciting and challenging fields of offshore oil and gas exploration, underwater engineering, pipeline engineering, risk management in offshore and marine operations, and the emerging offshore renewable energy industry. The international nature of such activities means that career opportunities are not restricted to the domestic market; Cranfield graduates develop careers around the world.
For further information
On this course, please visit our course webpage - http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/masters/offshore-and-ocean-technology-with-risk-management.html
A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related science or engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director.