M.Sc. Offshore Engineering

Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This programme is aimed at graduate engineers who want to specialise in the design, dynamic and strength analysis of fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms, and subsea systems including marine systems to produce renewable energy.



12 months full time (with Preliminary Year: 24 months full time)

Study Offshore Engineering, and you will gain:
a sound theoretical grasp of offshore engineering, and the ability to apply your knowledge practically through real world industry projects
awareness of social and environmental needs when applying engineering knowledge
experience of testing design ideas through laboratory work or simulation plus technical analysis and critical results evaluation
confidence in applying professional judgement to balance risks, costs, benefits, safety, reliability, aesthetics and environmental impact
transferable skills in computing, IT, data collection and analysis, problem formulation and solving, and communication
On completion of the programme you will:
be able to design creative and innovative systems, whilst applying mathematical and computer based methods for modelling and analysis
be skilled in management principles and business practices, including project-management
have the knowledge required to contribute to the international maritime industry at professional engineering level
At Newcastle University you will benefit from outstanding facilities including: a research vessel designed by staff and students, the only cavitation tunnel in the UK, a hydrodynamics laboratory, and the Dove Marine Laboratory a costal base ideal for field teaching.
The programme is also available with a Preliminary Year if you have a technical qualification rather than a degree.
You take a selection of taught modules, both compulsory and optional, and undertake a research project and dissertation.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee Not specified
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Compulsory modules
MAR8001 Research Skills
MAR8002 Marine Fluid Dynamics
MAR8021 Advanced Offshore Design
MAR8027 Structural Response Analysis
MAR8059 Mooring and Riser Systems
MAR8062 Structural Integrity of Pipelines
MAR8098 Dissertation
MAR8403 Theory of Plates and Grillages
Optional modules
You will take a further 30 credits from the following:
MAR8018 Optimal Marine Design
MAR8022 Marine Production Business
MAR8023 Surveying Ships and Offshore Installations
MAR8034 Advanced Hydrodynamics

English Language Requirements


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A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, naval architecture, offshore engineering, ocean engineering or marine engineering. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant practical experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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