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.
Months of entry
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.
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.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
This programme is also available with a Preliminary Year: 24 months, designed for students from technical institutions overseas who do not have a Bachelors degree. The Preliminary Year provides you with the necessary knowledge to study at master's level.
Course contact details
- Susan Davies, Postgraduate Programme Co-ordinator, School of Marine Science and Technology
- +44 (0) 191 208 8912