A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in the following engineering disciplines: mechanical; chemical; civil; metallurgical or materials; offshore; naval; electrical; marine. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a degree in a related subject not listed above, a lower or non-standard qualification.
Months of entry
Subsea engineering plays a vital role in the exploitation of oil and gas resources. The subsea engineering industry help to specify the curriculum so we meet their requirements. The course is designed for you as an experienced or recently graduated engineer who wants to develop your subsea knowledge.
Your teaching modules operate in short 'intensive schools' with time after the module to complete the assignments, where applicable. They include:
- input from industry experts
- site visits
- industry-based projects
- teaching from other disciplines.
Teaching consists of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision covering a variety of topics in subsea engineering. The degree is taught using a mix of the academic staff from the School of Engineering as well as visiting lecturers and experts from industry.
You will undertake a research project leading to a dissertation. This may be a critical review and/or computational or experimental project using the University's world leading testing facilities. The research project is supported by an academic supervisor and may be conducted with an industrial partner which, where appropriate, may be your employer.
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
Course contact details
- Susan Davies, Postgraduate Programme Co-ordinator, School of Marine Science and Technology
- +44 (0) 191 208 8912