The subsea control system is the nerve centre of the entire subsea factory.
Gain a thorough awareness of how this system and its components operate, including the complex technology and risk and safety factors involved.
This online short course is part of our MSc in Subsea Engineering. It guides you through the requirements for, and design of, subsea electrical, electro-hydraulic, hydraulic and programmable control systems.
Whatever your engineering background, this course will help you specialise within or move into a career in the subsea industry.
Gain highly sought-after expertise with a leading energy university and direct industry input from global subsea companies operating in the North Sea and beyond.
What will I study?
It’s an area often dubbed a ‘magic art’, highly technical and understood by few. Break this mystery down and gain an essential introduction and foundation in the building blocks of subsea control.
Subsea control engineers need to be comfortable with a multitude of engineering concepts at the basic level. So you’ll cover concepts in:
- mechanical engineering
- electrical engineering
- chemical engineering
- environmental engineering
- civil and structural engineering
- hydraulics and other areas.
You’ll examine all aspects of subsea control technology, including electrical power. You’ll get to grips with subsea equipment, both topside and subsea. Your lectures will also cover:
- control fluids
- umbilical and control lines
- sizing of hydraulics
- transmission through fibre optic cables.
You’ll study subsea standards and guidelines, with essential training in risk and safety.
You’ll also look ahead to future technologies, and tackle issues and challenges like obsolescence.
Am I ready?
This course has no formal entry requirements. You decide if it’s suitable for you.
The course is delivered at Masters level. At this level, you’d usually have at least:
- a 2:1 (upper-second-class) honours degree in Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics
- or three years’ relevant experience that supports this level of training.