Developed with industry, the course focuses on subsea engineering in the exploitation of oil and gas. The course is for experienced or recently graduated engineers.
Subsea engineering plays a vital role in the exploitation of oil and gas resources. We work with the subsea engineering industry to develop the modules you will study. This means that the skills and knowledge you develop are relevant and appropriate to the industry you will work in.
What you'll learn
Your teaching modules operate in short 'intensive schools' with time after the module to complete the assignments, where applicable. They include:
- input from industry experts
- site visits
- industry-based projects
- teaching from other disciplines
Teaching consists of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision covering a variety of topics in subsea engineering. The degree is taught using a mix of the academic staff from the School of Engineering as well as visiting lecturers and experts from industry.
You will undertake a research project leading to a dissertation. This may be a critical review and/or computational or experimental project using the University's world leading testing facilities. The research project is supported by an academic supervisor and may be conducted with an industrial partner which, where appropriate, may be your employer.
Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Engineering Council. This means that you are automatically recognised as satisfying the educational requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations in over 90 countries.
IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.
Our accreditations give you an additional benchmark of quality to your degree, making you more attractive to graduate employers. It can also open the door to higher-level jobs, most of which require Chartered Engineer status.
Eight taught modules worth 100 credits are delivered in blocks through semester one and/or two. A dissertation or research project, worth 80 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters. To get an idea of how the course is taught in blocks, view the subsea-timetable-1415 (PDF: 19KB) from the 2014-2015 academic year.
You have access to dedicated facilities including:
- a student common room
- a computer laboratory
- the Henri Kummerman Marine Resource Centre
You also have access to a set of excellent testing facilities:
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Newcastle University's Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering delivers a range of CPD modules related to marine engineering.
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Modules for 2017 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- EEE8072 Subsea Control and Communication Systems
- MAR8045 Fundamentals of Subsea Engineering - Semester 1
- MAR8046 Materials, Corrosion and Flow Assurance Aspects
- MAR8047 Reliability and Integrity Management of Subsea Systems
- MAR8048 Subsea Surveying, Positioning and Installation
- MAR8051 Design and Manufacture of Pipelines, Risers and Umbilicals
- MAR8052 Dynamics of Subsea Installations
- NBS8242 Advanced Operations Management
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
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Fees & Funding
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Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100
Full time: £21,600
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EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in the following engineering disciplines:
- metallurgical or materials
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a degree in a related subject not listed above, a lower or non-standard qualification.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)
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You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
You can apply to study an individual module as Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Our application instructions (PDF: 170KB) provide guidance. You can apply for CPD study through our Applicant Portal.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.