Gain a detailed understanding of the integrity of subsea structures and materials.
Drive your career forward with this online short course that's a core part of our MSc in Subsea Engineering.
We’ve designed this course for you as a physical sciences or engineering graduate working in, or keen to move into, the subsea sector.
You’ll gain highly sought-after knowledge and expertise with a university at the forefront of teaching and professional training for ambitious engineers. You’ll learn directly from industry, with teaching closely supported by global subsea companies operating in the North Sea and beyond.
What will I study?
As engineers, we use a lot of design codes and standards as guidelines, without necessarily understanding the theory behind them. This course provides this key information for subsea systems and fills that knowledge gap.
You’ll gain a detailed understanding of design considerations for components to be used in subsea environments, especially in terms of selecting materials, qualification, standards and testing. Fundamental studies are combined with industry applications.
You’ll examine reasons for failure and how failure analysis is applied in the design process.
You’ll develop your knowledge of materials engineering and selection, as well as failure and degradation issues in a subsea environment, including lifecycle analysis.
Topics covered include:
- subsea materials and principles behind their selection
- materials and component qualification: design standards and testing/acceptance regimes
- structural integrity and performance
- different types of lifecycle analysis to estimate the service life of structures
- performance degradation in service life
- degradation processes: corrosion, erosion, stress corrosion
- failure processes: fracture and fatigue
- inspection techniques used during service
- integrity management procedures.
Am I ready?
This course has no formal entry requirements. You decide if it’s suitable for you.
The course is delivered at Masters level. At this level, you’d usually have at least:
- a 2:1 (upper-second-class) honours degree in Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics
- or three years’ relevant experience that supports this level of training.