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Help shape the future of energy transition.

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

Gain the specialist engineering skills you need to work in offshore energy, including renewables. Join a Masters in Offshore Engineering that 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.

It’s 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.

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

What will I 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 will I study?

MSc Offshore Engineering is delivered part-time online, with written exams at the end of each semester.

Your training 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.

Assessments

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

Your support team

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

Where will this take me?

Careers

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

Your qualification will be recognised by industry employers around the globe, opening up your international career possibilities.

You’ll graduate ready to take up roles including:

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

Free careers advice

We’ll help you explore your career potential and connect with job opportunities around the world.

You can access our free careers service while you study, and for up to five years after you graduate.

From interview training to CV clinics, we’re here with tailored, impartial and professional advice.

Fees and funding

The fee quoted above is based on you starting your studies with us in the 2020/21 academic year.

We have confirmed that our fees will rise by 5% per year for the next three academic years (2020/21, 2021/22, and 2022/23). The indicative fee above includes these 5% fee rises.

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.

Master of Science - 180 Credits

You’ll work through eight 15-credit courses and a 60-credit dissertation to gain your MSc.

Our online degrees are flexible, so you can progress at a pace that suits you.

Duration

Typically, it takes 27 months to complete the MSc part-time. To study part-time, we recommend you take no more than 30 credits per term. You can take breaks between courses, as long as you complete your studies within six years.

We will endeavour to make all these courses available, but they are subject to change. Read our policy on changes to degree programmes and courses.

Start with a short course

Not sure you can commit to a full degree? You can start with a short course that’s part of the degree instead.  

You’ll earn credits for each course you complete. Your credits will count towards the MSc if you want to complete the rest of the degree at a later stage.

Master of Science

180 Credits

Indicative cost

£10,480

This indicative cost is calculated on the basis of 180 credits of study over 3 years.

Apply for this programme

Start month
September
INDICATIVE COST
£10,480

This indicative cost is calculated on the basis of 180 credits of study over 3 years.

Apply via our Applicant Portal