Offshore Engineering Systems
PgCert | PgDip | MSc
You will learn the fundamentals and advances made in technologies used in the ocean environment. You will study the nature of works in offshore environments, such as operations and maintenance and project management, and apply this learning in individual projects. You will demonstrate your understanding and expertise by applying your implementation skills to a real life scenario.
Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
You will study topics including oceans, subsea systems, controls, instrumentation, integrated systems, offshore renewables, electrical systems, smart grids, engineering project management, environmental impact and risk management, and operations and maintenance in offshore locations. You will be quizzed using Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Flipped Learning (FL) approaches. You will also demonstrate your competency in individual projects where you will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of offshore engineering.
- Lectures - 15-20 students per group, 8 hours per week
- Seminars - 2 hours per week
- Tutorial - 8 hours per week
- Practical class or workshop - 6 hours per week
- Independent Study - 10 hours per week
You will engage in independent study based around the topic under discussion in class. The reading list will be updated with relevant books and CampusMoodle page will be populated with relevant teaching material.
Staff Delivering on This Course
The school has been delivering post-graduate industry-relevant courses for many years. Our academic teaching staff bring a wealth of research expertise and teaching experience to their teaching and curriculum. The majority of the staff on this course are active researchers and have worked on live projects for the offshore industry, both oil and gas and the renewables sector. The course will include guest lectures and seminars by industry professionals. You will be provided case-based assessments by these experts where you will use data and supportive information to solve a particular problem.
Typically students are assessed each year:
- 8 written exams, typically for 2.5 hours
- 4 written assignments, including essays
- 4 reports
- 1 dissertation
- 1 oral assessment, 20 mins
We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT
All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.
STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.
There may be an opportunity for a placement, but this is not guaranteed. Students may have the opportunity to engage with a specific company as part of their Individual Project.
This is a career-enhancing course which will develop skills sought after by employers for a wide-range of roles such as project management, electrical engineering, controls and instrumentation and service maintenance in offshore locations. As a graduate of this course you could also pursue further study, including PhD research.
- Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree, or its equivalent in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics.
- Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.
Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.
Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
Full-time on campus:
- Home & EU: £5,500 per entire course
- International: £16,780 per entire course
Online distance learning:
- All students: £15,300 per entire course
For Academic Year 2019/2020
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and living costs
Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.
Scholarships and Financial Awards
You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
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