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Subsea Construction, Inspection and Maintenance



Course format Online
Date 2020-09-28 - 2020-12-21
Duration 11 weeks, 10 -15 hours per week
Cost £925

Specialise in planning subsea installations and designing subsea structures.

This online course is part of our MSc in Subsea Engineering. It gives you a detailed understanding of the techniques used in installing, inspecting and maintaining subsea systems and infrastructure.

We’ve designed this course for you as a graduate engineer working in, or keen to move into, the offshore industry.

Learn with a university ranked 7th in the UK for Civil Engineering, with direct input from subsea industry professionals and companies operating at the forefront of offshore engineering.

What will I study?

You’ll cover the design and planning of an installation, through to regular inspection and interventions.

You’ll look at the vessels used to install equipment and the principles of rig set-up and operation. You’ll examine:

  • pipelines
  • spool design
  • the differences between J-lay, S-lay and Reel-lay
  • the design of subsea architecture, including the riser and manifold
  • the actual installation process, including operational and installation loads, lifting analysis and calculation.

You’ll also examine subsea well access, deep water subsea installation techniques, subsea inspection, survey techniques and understanding spatial/acoustic positioning methods and accuracy.

You’ll study different types of maintenance and repair, the rationale of using divers or diver-less intervention, and how remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) are used in subsea inspection.


Am I ready?

Applicants for this course are expected to hold a relevant degree. However, alternative/lower qualifications, combined with an appropriate level of relevant experience, may also be considered for entry.

Application procedure

For this course, you’ll apply through our Applicant Portal. It allows you to upload relevant qualifications and documents. Our admissions team will then review these and get back to you. Read How to apply through our Applicant Portal for all you need to know.

You need to apply by the course start date to ensure you are enrolled in time.


ISCED Categories

Machinery and operators
Near- and offshore constructions