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Subsea and Pipeline Engineering

University of Strathclyde

12 months
23050 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Subsea and Pipeline Engineering course from University of Strathclyde is for graduates in naval architecture, offshore engineering, mechanical engineering and related disciplines who want to gain advanced knowledge of subsea systems, designs and installation. This includes systems and equipment such as: pipeline; wellheads; drilling rigs; riser and mooring systems. 


What you’ll study

The Subsea and Pipeline Engineering course from University of Strathclyde consists of three components:

  • instructional modules 
  • group project
  • individual project (MSc only)

Group project

You’ll be part of a group of three to five people in ‘consultant teams’ for 10 weeks addressing a practical engineering problem. You’ll then have the opportunity to present the report to a panel of industrial experts.

This project will enhance your team working and communication skills. It also provides valuable access to industrial contacts.

It'll give you a good understanding of all aspects of research work. In addition, the technological study must be accompanied by a survey of the relevance and applicability of the findings to the maritime industries at large.

You'll learn efficient ways to gather information, to distribute workload and to delegate amongst the group, to analyse their results and to appreciate the broader implications of the whole project. In-depth technological studies will be accompanied by increasingly important competence in managerial skills, quality assurance and a sound appreciation of the economic, political, social and environmental issues crucial to professional success.


Offshore hydrocarbon activities are moving into area of water depths exceeding 2000m. Subsea drilling, production and control systems are becoming much more important. Therefore, subsea engineers are in great demand world-wide.

Job titles include:

  • Drilling Fuel specialist
  • I-Drill Engineer
  • Junior Riser Engineer
  • Subsea Engineer
  • Well Engineer
  • Project Engineer

Employers include:

  • 2H Offshore
  • Aker Solutions
  • BP
  • ENI Saipem
  • Subsea7
  • Talisman Energy
  • Technip
  • Schlumberger

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  •  Risers and Mooring Lines
  •  Subsurface Technology
  •  Marine Pipelines
  •  Maritime Safety and Risk
  •  Dynamics of Floating Offshore Installations
  •  Marine Pipeline Integrity 
  •  Finite Element Analysis of Floating Structures
  •  Underwater Vehicles

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications


180 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a first-class or second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23050 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /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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