MSc Offshore Engineering

General information

This course provides you with a specialist education to enter the challenging professional field of offshore engineering. The course assists you in specialising in the design dynamic and strength analysis of fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms. It also equips you in your understanding of 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. 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.

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Offshore Design
  • Research Skills and Commercial Awareness
  • Advanced Hydrodynamics
  • Mooring Riser and Drilling Systems
  • Fundamentals of Naval Architecture
  • Advanced Marine Structures
  • Hydrocarbon Production and Process Engineering
  • Dissertation
Contact Person: Carol Barnett (Postgraduate Programme Co-Ordinator) (mast.pg@ncl.ac.uk)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions

Venue

Venue: Newcastle University
Newcastle, United Kingdom

School of Marine Science and Technology
Armstrong Building, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

Application

Open from 1 Jun 2017

Cost:

UK and EU:  £6.000
International: £16.265

Contact us for the preliminary year fees.

Update: If you’re an EU student you will pay the UK (Home) rate of tuition fees for the full duration of your course, if you start in 2016 or 2017.

You can read more about the tuition fees and discounts available.


Prerequisites:

Degree Requirements
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, naval architecture, offshore engineering, ocean engineering or marine engineering. Your application will be considered on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant practical experience.

Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62, or equivalent.


Application Procedure:

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

You should ideally complete your application online. However, there are alternative application method if you don't have access to a computer. For the online application you start  by just registering and creating a user name and password. You can save the form as many times as you like before you submit it. Supporting documents include:

  • Copies of certificates or transcripts to confirm your degree or highest qualification (translated if not in English) 
  • Personal Statement
  • English language test certificates
  • Copy of the personal details page from your passport (non EU applicants)

Application Deadline: there is no closing date for this course. We recommend that international students apply at least two months before the course starts in September so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit. If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.


Grant Opportunities:

Newcastle University and External funding options here. Alongside these funding opportunities, the Petrofac/Royal Academy of Engineering also offer Fellowships for the Enhanced Graduate Engineer.


Regulations:

Accreditation. 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.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
UK Credits
Value: 
180
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