M.Sc. Offshore Engineering

| Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Our Offshore Engineering MSc provides you with the specialist education necessary to enter the offshore engineering industry. You will specialise in the design, dynamic and strength analysis of fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms. You will also study subsea systems, including marine systems to produce renewable energy.



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

Teaching consists of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision covering a variety of topics in offshore engineering. You also choose an individual dissertation project. This may be theoretical, experimental or the development of a simulation model of hydrodynamics and/or structural strength of offshore systems. Research strengths include:

•hydrodynamics of deepwater offshore structures

•pipeline and subsea systems

•structural analysis of offshore structures

•dynamics of mooring and marine riser systems

You will also benefit from participating in projects sponsored directly by industry partners whenever they are available.


Seven taught modules worth 100 credits are delivered through semester one and/or two. A dissertation research project, worth 80 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters.

The course is also available with a preliminary year if you do not meet the entry criteria for the one-year MSc course.


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Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Engineering Council. This means that you are automatically recognised as satisfying the educational requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations in over 90 countries.

IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.

Our accreditations give you an additional benchmark of quality to your degree, making you more attractive to graduate employers. It can also open the door to higher-level jobs, most of which require Chartered Engineer status.


You have access to dedicated facilities including a student common room; a computer laboratory; the Henri Kummerman Marine Resource Centre;

You also have access to a set of excellent testing facilities: Newcastle Towing Tank; Wind, Wave and Current (WWC); Tank U-Tube; Flow cell; Emmerson Cavitation Tunnel; Research Vessel The Princess Royal.

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Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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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.

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