MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Risk Management

Cranfield University

Program Description

MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Risk Management

Cranfield University

Risk management is now the bedrock of many industries. A risk-based approach has been almost universally adopted in the offshore industry with the aim of providing better safety and improved protection for the environment. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Risk Management MSc course focuses on the key techniques used in the offshore industry. It addresses both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and explains which techniques are appropriate to different applications.

Course overview

The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual thesis project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students are required to complete six of the eight modules.


This course comprises six core modules, two elective modules from the options below, a group project and an individual project.


  • Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation
  • Safety Risk and Reliability Offshore
  • Offshore Inspection
  • Corrosion in the Offshore Environment
  • Reliability engineering and asset risk management
  • Technology and Project Management


  • Materials in the Offshore Environment
  • Offshore Renewable Energy - Technology
  • Failure of Materials and Structures
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Offshore pipeline design and installation
  • Energy Policy, Carbon Markets and Futures

Entry Requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related science or engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director.

Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 26, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2016
1 - 3 years
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Start date Oct. 2016
United Kingdom Cranfield, England
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