Postgraduate

Offshore, Subsea and Pipeline Engineering MSc

Offshore, Subsea and Pipeline Engineering MSc

Full time: 12 months
Part time: 24 months

Profile

Our MSc in Offshore, Subsea and Pipeline Engineering will deepen your knowledge, giving you the essential skills required to become a practising engineer in a demanding industry.


Your course during COVID-19

Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

Further information

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Terms and conditions and student complaints

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Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.


Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK.

Read our detailed explanation.


About this course

Newcastle University is home to the largest and broadest dedicated marine technology research group in the UK, this means you'll be taught by leaders in their field. You'll also benefit from our cutting-edge facilities.

Our MSc is designed for graduates in:

  • marine technology/engineering
  • offshore engineering
  • naval architecture
  • mechanical engineering
  • related disciplines

You will focus on the fundamentals of offshore, subsea and pipeline engineering and develop knowledge and skills in the following which are critical in the industry:

  • the dynamics of offshore installations
  • advanced structural design
  • marine risers, umbilicals and mooring lines
  • reliability and integrity management of marine systems
Our close industry links ensure you'll engage and network with key engineering companies as part of an enhanced learning journey.
 
Our industrial partners will teach you the key design and manufacturing skills required in the sector. You will also learn about operational methods by site visits to manufacturing facilities. These include:
  • design and manufacture of subsea umbilicals with TechnipFM
  • offshore pipeline and cable laying methods as well as subsea trench operations with Royal IHC
  • teaching of subsea valves with BEL Valves
  • design and manufacture of flexible risers with Baker Hughes
These site visits will enable you to put theory into practice, as well as enhance your industry networks

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

Graduate destinations

As a graduate you will have the skills for wide range of careers across the globe in the offshore, subsea and pipeline engineering sectors.

Destinations of our marine technology graduates have included:
 
  • maritime service provider Royal IHC
  • global leaders in oil and gas TechnipFMC
  • energy technology company Baker Hughes
  • multinational oil and gas company BP
This course also provides a route into PhD level study.
 
 

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2021-2022 fees


EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals

For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.

If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.

All students

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.


Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • civil engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • naval architecture
  • offshore engineering
  • ocean engineering
  • marine engineering
  • any other closely related discipline

Relevant professional experience is desirable, although not essential.

We will consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant professional experience.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course. 

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.

Applications for 2022/23

You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021


Start dates

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.

Deposit

If you are an international student or a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland and you need a visa to study in the UK, 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 with us. The deposit is non-refundable, but we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.