University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Subsea Engineering

The programme objectives are to provide students with: the fundamentals of what subsea engineers do and how they contribute to oil & gas project teams; the fundamentals of overall subsea engineering system conception and design, with a sound basis in mathematical and engineering fundamentals; a systems knowledge and understanding from the wellhead to the topside structure interconnection; a systems knowledge and understanding appropriate for all water depths and all geographical areas; content based in current real world experience and future trends.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in engineering; or overseas equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Subsea systems and networks; flow assurance; subsea controls; pipelines and soil mechanics; risers and moorings; subsea operations and integrity; subsea construction, inspection and maintenance; subsea safety and reliability management.

Assessment methods

Coursework; written examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Distance learning - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland
Online/Distance Learning

Key information

Graduate School Admissions Unit
Telephone number: 
01224 272515