MSc Subsea Engineering

General information

Start dates: Full-Time – September / Distance Learning – January

The Masters in Subsea Engineering is aimed at engineers who already have some relevant offshore oil and gas experience and who wish to enhance their employability in the subsea industry. This subsea engineering course has been developed and is supported by experienced oil and gas industry professionals using current standards and fundamental engineering practices.

A broad range of topics is covered including drilling and completion technology and topside processing facilities as well as the core areas of subsea engineering including: wet trees, pipelines, risers and other seabed equipment. Current and emerging technologies and their design limitations as applied to deepwater, long tie-back and HP/HT wells are also covered. Each module comprises up to 52 hours of lectures and tutorials. Significant additional private study is expected during each module.

Significant additional private study is expected during each module.

  • The Oceans, Operability and Humans in the Ocean
  • Wells
  • Facilities
  • Subsea Systems

Exit Award: PG Cert Subsea Engineering

  • Subsea Reliability and Intervention
  • Subsea Pipeline and Riser Design
  • Materials and Corrosion Science
  • Control and Telemetry Systems

Exit Award: PG Dip Subsea Engineering 

  • Individual Project Report

Award: MSc Subsea Engineering

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0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


Venue: The Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen, United Kingdom



2016-17 Full-time per entire course 

  • Scottish & EU students - £7,240
  • Rest of UK students - £10,000
  • International students - £18,100


Degree Requirements
Applicants should have an Honours degree in Engineering at level 2.1 or above. Applicants with engineering degree at 2:2 level with relevant years of industry experience may be considered. Those with other qualifications but with considerable years of relevant work experience may be considered.

For full-time international students: those who hold offers for this course require an ATAS clearance certificate before they can apply for a visa.

English Language Requirements All students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their English language skills by gaining Academic IELTS with 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each element, Pearson PTE with 61 overall and a minimum of 51 in each element or TOEFL iBT with 88 Overall, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

Application Procedure:

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online 

If you are a UK/EU applicant and have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

If you are an International Applicant and would like further information and application advice:

Grant Opportunities:

Find out more about the Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship.


Course accredited by the Energy Institute.


Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science
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