24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Offshore and Dredging Engineering programme of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is multidisciplinary and is a cooperation between Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology.


The Offshore and Dredging Engineering programme of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) will allow students to design structures that need to withstand the extreme environment present offshore. They will learn about the relatively short history of the industry, the application of the ISO norms and regulations, how to appropriately design and offshore substructure and much more industry related knowledge. 

What you will learn

Offshore & Dredging Engineers design some of the worlds largest structures such as fixed and floating platforms for the oil and gas industry. They also design subsea pipelines and other subsea equipment for this sector. An important feature is the design of dredging equipment for land reclamation, maintenance and the recovery of embedded minerals in deep-sea locations. Another application of offshore engineering is the design of offshore wind farms. The Global Offshore Drilling Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 6.2% over the next decade to reach approximately $153 billion by 2025. An impressive recent operation in the Offshore industry was the decommissioning of the Brent Delta topside. Where the Pioneering Spirit, one of the largest vessels in the world 124 x 382 m vessel, lifted the 24,000 tonne topside off its structure to take it to a dry dock for further decommissioning. 


The offshore & dredging industry is a relatively young, international industry, which has expanded globally in the last fifty years. Almost all new offshore & dredging engineers work in the private sector. The offshore & dredging industry’s relative ’youth’ means that problems often arise that have never been encountered before. This means that offshore & dredging workers (and students of offshore & dredging engineering) must possess a great deal of ingenuity and demonstrate initiative in addressing and resolving problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ocean Waves
  • Motions & Loading of Structures in Waves
  • Introduction to Ship and Offshore Hydromechanics
  • Introduction to Offshore Engineering
  • Introduction to Dredging Engineering
  • Offshore Geotechnical Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All students with a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology (Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Physics can enroll in the Offshore & Dredging Engineering master program.
  • English language proficiency
  • Transcripts
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of identity
  • Reference letter (applicants for a scholarship)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Delft

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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