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.

Description of Offshore Engineering


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

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2016
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


IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Offshore Engineering

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 for Offshore Engineering

No work experience is required.

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Newcastle University, United Kingdom

United Kingdom From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today offers a first-class student experience in the heart of Britain’s number one student city. Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Newcastle University is in its global top 150, while The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 placed us in 12th position in the UK.

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