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Global Subsea Engineering MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth in any branch of Engineering.
  • Students with a 2:1 in Applied Mathematics or Physics may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Those with a 2:2 Honours degree in Engineering may also be considered if they can demonstrate 3+ years of relevant Oil & Gas Industry experience.
  • Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics, Stress Analysis, Strength of Materials, Dynamics, Fluids, Thermodynamics and Engineering Design.

Months of entry


Course content


This programme provides you with the best of two worlds in oil and gas engineering knowledge and high level training. You study at University of Aberdeen in Scotland and Curtin University in Perth, South Australia and you get a degree recognising study at both universities. There is a need for subsea engineers globally which is recognised in the industry. Apart from learning this area of engineering you also understand the facilities and infrastructure that needs to be removed during decomissioning and the various areas of engineering you need to know as a basis to being able to manage a subsea installation and operating facilities. You look at the entire risk process in terms of inspection and degradation of facilties and provide limiations in build, flow and reliability.

Courses include:
University of Aberdeen - Semester 1

  • Subsea Construction, Inspection and Maintenance
  • Subsea Control
  • Subsea Integrity
  • Offshore Structures and Subsea Systems

Curtin University - Semester 2

  • Phase Behaviour and Flow Assurance
  • Umbilicals and Risers
  • Safety, Reliability and Integrity Management
  • Flowlines and Pipelines

Research Project - University of Aberdeen

Industry Links and Careers

The two universities are ideally situated in major energy hubs to take advantage of the industry on their doorstep in terms of new knowledge and a bank of engagement, research and knowledge from which to support study. Careers within the energy industry can include: Analysis Engineer, Marine Contractor, Subsea Field Engineer, Subsea Installation Engineer and other careers which require this level of knowledge in Subsea Engineering.


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Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by a university that is the founding member of the Global Subsea Universities Alliance, located in Aberdeen in one of the world's energy capitals where you experience lectures from energy professionals, vist organisations attend events and undertake your project with leading businesses in the industry.
  • Graduates have the skills and knowledge to move into senior roles
  • You can begin the programme at Curtin University by taking Semester 1 and the Project module in Perth and Semester 2 in Aberdeen.

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Information for international students

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.

Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the College of Physical Sciences Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency.

If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.

Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £5,500
International students
Full time: EU £5,500 Non EU £20,000

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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+44(0)1224 272090