Offshore and Ocean Technology with Subsea Engineering MSc


Key information

Qualification type


Subject areas

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

Course type


Course summary

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. 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.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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.

Individual project - Core

Students select the individual project in consultation with the Course Director. The individual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research, think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge, and overcome genuine problems in the offshore industry. Many of the projects are supported by external organisations.

Corrosion in the Offshore Environment - Core

This module aims to provide a knowledge and understanding of the corrosion processes that occur on a range of materials in the offshore (including oil and gas) environment. Syllabus: Thermodynamics of corrosion: Electrode reactions, potential. Simple cells, electrochemical series, galvanic, series. Nernst equation. Common cathodic reactions. General corrosion. Pourbaix diagram. Corrosion kinetics: Polarisation diagrams, Practical measurements, passivity. Corrosion mechanisms: Effects of oxygen and carbon dioxide, Galvanic corrosion, Pitting and crevice corrosion, Mechanical interactions, Microbial corrosion, Corrosion of welds, Stress corrosion cracking, Hydrogen embrittlement and effects of H2S, High temperature corrosion. Corrosion control: Paints, cathodic protection, Corrosion resistant alloys, corrosion monitoring, control by design.

Tuition fees

UK fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

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Entry requirements

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