Offshore and Ocean Technology with Subsea Engineering MSc


Key information
Source: UCAS, January 2016.


Qualification type


Subject areas

Marine Engineering Ship & Boat Building / Marine / Offshore Engineering & Maintenance

Course type


Course summary
Source: UCAS, January 2016.

The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Subsea Engineering MSc course addresses both the hardware that is used subsea, such as wellheads and separators, as well as important issues such as field layout, flow assurance and installation/maintenance. Subsea engineering focuses on the deepwater issues of oil and gas exploitation. Operations have moved from relatively shallow water to depths that now demand totally different engineering solutions.

Different course options
Source: UCAS, January 2016.

Full time | Cranfield Campus | 1 year | OCT-16

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

Group project - Core

The group project is an applied multidisciplinary, team-based activity. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project while working under academic supervision. Success is dependent on the integration of various activities and working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets.

Technology and Project Management - Core

The module will ensure students have foundation knowledge of the principles, techniques and requirements for effective project management needed to influence and implement change within the energy industry. This module covers: Definition and scope of project management. Duties and responsibilities of a project manager in forming a team, developing co-operation and co-ordinating the project manager for the client; Personal style and team contribution, interpersonal dynamics, leadership, human and cultural diversity; Sustainability in an industrial context; Principles of financial management, analysis and reporting and project appraisal; Principles of contract formation and law, forms of contract; Project Management in the oil and gas industry: Management of exploration, project management team activities in the industry - case studies.

Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation - Core

The module will provide the student with a knowledge and understanding of the equipment and procedures employed in the exploration and production of offshore oil and gas. This module covers: Reservoir Engineering: introduction, reservoir rocks - properties, reservoir fluids. Rock-fluid interaction. Phase behaviour of reservoir fluids. Classification of reservoir fluids; Drilling: history, drilling systems, tubing programs, connectors. Primary guidance. Motion compensation, wellhead housings, running tools, templates and tiebacks, completion overview; Subsea Production: fundamental requirements. Hardware - trees, manifolds, flowlines.

Tuition fees
Source: UCAS, January 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: UCAS, January 2016.

1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.