Help shape the future of energy transition.

Join an online MSc accredited by the Energy Institute and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology.

Gain the specialist engineering skills you need to work in offshore energy, including renewables. Our online Masters in Offshore Engineering gives you greater opportunities across the wider field of marine energy.

  • You’ll learn how the technology and expertise of subsea oil and gas production and infrastructure installation can be repurposed for the marine renewables industry.
  • Uniquely, this degree includes courses on renewables and marine environment impact assessments, alongside industry-focused courses on subsea construction.

Explore modern applications of offshore engineering with a university at the heart of the energy transition sector. Study part-time, online and earn exactly the same MSc qualification you’d gain on campus.

Who can study online MSc Offshore Engineering

This distance-learning MSc is open to recent graduates and engineers from a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • civil engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • petroleum engineering
  • and to electrical and electronic engineers interested in a career in subsea controls.

You can also study this degree full-time on campus.

Accredited online degree

This online MSc is accredited by the:

What you’ll study

You can choose to study for a:

  • Masters (180 credits)
  • exit early with a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
  • exit early with a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
  • or start with one of the short courses that make up this degree. You can build your way to a qualification one short course at a time.

How you’ll study

Online learning

This distance learning MSc in Offshore Engineering is delivered flexibly online.

You can learn with us anywhere, with no study visa, and set your study hours to suit you.

Your teaching

Your teaching is delivered through MyAberdeen, our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It holds all the materials, tools and support you’ll need in your studies. Take a look around MyAberdeen.

You can access your learning materials on computer, smartphone and laptop, 24 hours a day. You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including online access to our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Your tutors

You’ll learn from a team of internationally experienced engineers and academics. Our close links with industry mean you’ll experience lectures taught by industry professionals, and have opportunities to undertake MSc projects with leading firms.

Assessment

This degree usually combines online assessment with written exams that you attend in person.

However, due to Covid-19, in-person exams will not take place until the January 2023 term at the earliest. Until then, we’ll be using alternative online assessments.

Your support team

Our friendly team are here to answer any queries you have before, during and after your studies.

Where this will take you

Careers

This MSc will prepare you to find work in the offshore engineering sector.

You’ll graduate with an accredited MSc in Offshore Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, one of the most respected degrees of its kind in the UK. Your qualification will be recognised by industry employers around the globe.

You’ll receive exactly the same degree qualification as you would on campus.

You’ll be qualified to take up roles including:

  • Offshore Service Engineer
  • Installation Engineer
  • Offshore Energy Specialist.

Lifelong career support

Our careers support doesn’t stop when you graduate.

You have access to our free careers service while you study, and beyond.

We’re here with 1:1 appointments, CV checks, interview prep, and to connect you with job opportunities around the world.

Fees and funding

The fee quoted above is based on you starting your studies with us in the 2022/23 academic year.

We have confirmed that our fees will rise by 5% for the 2023/24 academic year. Fees for future academic years are provisional, but our indicative fee assumes a 5% fee rise each year.

Pay as you go

Don’t worry, you do not have to pay the full degree fee upfront.

You can pay for your degree one term at a time. This gives you a flexible way to spread the cost.

Entry requirements

MSc

  • A 2:1 (upper-second) UK honours degree (or equivalent) in any branch of Engineering.

You can also apply if you have:

  • a 2:1 UK honours degree (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics or Physics
  • or a 2:2 UK honours degree (or equivalent) in Engineering and three or more years of relevant industry experience.

These are our minimum entry requirements. They are given as a guide and do not guarantee entry.

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Master of Science

180 credits

£13,200

This indicative cost is based on 180 credits of study over three years, starting in January 2023.

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£13,200

This indicative cost is based on 180 credits of study over three years, starting in January 2023.

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