MSc/PgDip in Offshore Floating Systems
This programme is for graduate engineers in naval architecture, offshore engineering, mechanical engineering and other related disciplines who wish to pursue a career in offshore engineering.
It provides you with practical knowledge of offshore floating systems. You’ll look at their conceptions, design and installation. You’ll also gain a sound basis of mathematical and engineering fundamentals.
With the world-wide search for offshore oil and gas moving into increasingly hostile areas of ocean and deep and ultra-deepwater, floating systems are becoming more widely used. Floating systems must be designed and built to withstand harsh environments with innovative methods and techniques being adopted to develop robust as well as economically efficient and safe structures. In meeting these challenges, concern for the environment is of increasing importance.
The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME), a leading institution in Scotland, offers excellent teaching and research facilities in Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine engineering, which expands your career opportunities in naval architecture, marine, offshore oil and gas industry.
The programme consists of three components:
- instructional modules
- group project
- individual project (MSc only)
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 will 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.
Individual project (MSc only)
MSc students will take on an individual dissertation on a topic of their own interest. The aim of the individual project is to develop your research skills and to combine many of aspects learned from other modules within a specific topic. This will be achieved by you carrying out work on a particular topic relating to your chosen theme and preparing a dissertation.
- Inspection & Survey
- Offshore Engineering Practice
- Risers & Mooring Lines
- Dynamics of Floating Offshore Installations
- Finite Element Analysis of Floating Structures
- Maritime Safety & Risk
- Design & Construction of Floating, Production, Storage & Offloading Vessels
- Advanced Marine Structures
- Theory & Practice of Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Learning & teaching
There are two teaching periods (semesters) of 12 weeks each. Some of the second-semester subjects are taught over eight weeks. This is so that you can devote as much time as possible to your individual project work.
Course modules are delivered in form of formal lectures supported by tutorials and laboratory experiment.
MSc - BEng with second-class Honours or equivalent overseas qualification.
PgDip - Applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma in the first instance. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
English Language Requirement
IELTs 6.5 or equivalent
About the School
Our Faculty of Engineering is the biggest in Scotland. We're also one of the largest, best equipped engineering faculties in the UK.