MSc Subsea Engineering and Management

General information

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.

The Subsea engineering 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 and teaching from other disciplines.

Teaching consists of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision covering a variety of topics in subsea engineering. Ten taught modules worth 120 credits are delivered in blocks through semester one and/or two. A dissertation or research project, worth 60 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters. 

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.

Compulsory modules

  • Subsea Control and Communication Systems
  • Fundamentals of Subsea Engineering - Semester 1
  • Materials, Corrosion and Flow Assurance Aspects
  • Reliability and Integrity Management of Subsea Systems
  • Subsea Surveying, Positioning and Installation
  • Design and Manufacture of Pipelines, Risers and Umbilicals
  • Dynamics of Subsea Installations
  • Business Enterprise in Science and Engineering
  • Subsea Engineering and Management Project (Dissertation/research project)

as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). As a CPD student you can choose whether to complete the module assessments or just attend teaching sessions. You will be awarded a certificate accordingly. If you successfully complete 60 credits of CPD module assessments you can be awarded a PG Certificate qualification. Alternatively, you can request to transfer onto the part time MSc course after successfully completing two or three modules.

Contact Person: Carol Barnett (Postgraduate Programme Co-Ordinator) (


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

0312 - Policy and governance", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


Venue: Newcastle University
Newcastle, United Kingdom

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


Open from 1 Jun 2017


2019-2020 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than a year your fee maybe subjected to an annual inflationary increase.



Full time: £10,620
Part time: £5,310


Full time: £10,620
Part time: £5,310


Full time: £22,710

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.


Degree Requirements 
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in the following engineering disciplines: mechanical, chemical, civil, metallurgical or materials, offshore, naval, electrical or marine. Your application will be considered on an individual basis if you have a degree in a related subject not listed above, a lower or non-standard qualification..

International applicants require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this course.

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 methods 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)

CPD Modules You can apply to study an individual module as Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
Applications are also submitted through the Applicant Portal, the guidance notes (PDF: 170KB) on how to apply will help you.

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.


Academic level: Master, Lifelong Learning

Qualification: Master of Science

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