Subsea Engineering Course MSc

MSc Subsea Engineering

1. Overview

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.

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.

This subsea engineering course has been developed and is supported by experienced oil and gas industry professionals using current standards and fundamental engineering practices.

2. What you will study

Each module comprises up to 52 hours of lectures and tutorials.

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

3. Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree in Engineering or related discipline at  level 2.2 or above and typically at least one year's relevant industrial experience. However those with other qualifications but with considerable appropriate relevant industrial experience may be considered.

Students from Nigeria should have a 2:1 or above in Engineering or a related discipline.

Students whose first language is not English should hold IELTS 6.5 before commencing study.

English language requirements

4. How to apply

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:

5. Course costs

Download information on Distance Learning costs per module.

For further information on Distance Learning course fees please contact or see Student Finance pages

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.

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Course length
Online Distance Learning - Minimum 3 years and 6 months
Mode of Attendance
Distance Learning
Academic school
School of Engineering
Accredited By
Energy Institute

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Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781