MC-SBSENG v.2 Master of Subsea Engineering
Course CRICOS Code: 081065A
Registered full-time Duration: 2 Years
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This course is designed to prepare students for entry to the multi-disciplinary subsea engineering profession. It has been developed in close collaboration with the subsea industry to ensure the syllabus is comprehensive enough to develop a skill set that meets industry needs. It provides a broad based study of offshore oil and gas development and an in-depth study on subsea infrastructure and production systems.
Students may apply for student membership of the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Upon graduation the student may apply for active membership of both societies.
Curtin Subsea Engineering graduates will be in high demand to an industry that is currently experiencing enormous growth both in Australia and worldwide with many major projects underway and numerous future projects planned. As a subsea engineering graduate you may pursue a career with various members of the oilfield industry including the oil and gas operators, subsea equipment suppliers and the service companies.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants must have passed honours or 4-year equivalent bachelor degree in a relevant engineering discipline with excellent academic standing from a recognised university. Students who have completed a Graduate Diploma in Subsea Engineering may apply to enter the Master of Subsea Engineering course after successfully completing the Graduate Diploma program.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course:
Graduate Diploma in Subsea Engineering
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
This course focuses on the four main aspects of subsea engineering: subsea system design, subsea infrastructure requirement and design; construction and installation; operations and maintenance. The course is designed to provide you with the expertise in the various engineering fields of subsea engineering and knowledge of other aspects of offshore field development to enable you to be an effective team member in the multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment encountered in offshore oil and gas projects worldwide. Throughout your studies there will be significant interaction with leading industry experts working in the various subsea disciplines.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply the knowledge of subsea engineering to design and install subsea facilities that optimise the transport of hydrocarbon from wellheads to shore facilities and can be operated in an economic, healthy, safe and environmentally acceptable manner for the lifetime of the field
2. analyse a subsea field requirement or problem in a logical, rational and critical way; identify alternative methods of solving the issue and select the optimum solution that provides the best outcomes for both industry and the community
3. obtain, evaluate and apply relevant data from a range of sources for a subsea development or operational problem
4. communicate effectively with a wide range of people from different discipline areas, professional positions and countries; able to communicate engineering findings in a variety of ways via written, verbal or electronic communications
5. evaluate and utilise appropriate technology for the implementation and extension of subsea developments and the continual operational improvement of installed subsea systems throughout their lifecycle
6. appreciate the need for, and develop, a lifelong learning skills strategy in relation to enhanced personal and company performance
7. recognise the global nature of the oil and gas industry and apply global standard practices and skills for acceptable engineering outcomes regardless of discipline or geographical location
8. demonstrate an awareness and understanding of cultural perspectives and practices affected by oil and gas production; able to work and apply discipline knowledge within an International exploration and production company
9. apply lessons learnt in a professional manner in all areas of engineering design, demonstrating leadership and ethical behaviour at all times
Duration and Availability
Master of Subsea Engineering is a two-year full-time course. The course may be taken part-time over a maximum of 4 years.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|PEEN5000||v.1||Introduction to Offshore Petroleum Engineering||4.0||25.0|
|PEEN6002||v.1||Phase Behaviour and Flow Assurance||4.0||25.0|
|PEEN5002||v.1||Introduction to Subsea Infrastructure Engineering||3.5||25.0|
|PEEN5003||v.1||Safety, Reliability and Integrity Management||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|CVEN5000||v.1||Subsea Field Equipment||4.0||25.0|
|CVEN5001||v.1||Subsea Surveying and Installation||4.0||25.0|
|EEET5000||v.1||Subsea Control and Communications||1.5||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|CVEN6001||v.1||Offshore Geomechanics and Hydrodynamics||4.0||25.0|
|ECON6007||v.1||Hydrocarbon Economics and Project Management||4.0||25.0|
|CVEN6002||v.1||Umbilicals and Risers||4.0||25.0|
|CVEN6003||v.1||Flowlines and Pipelines||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|PEEN6009||v.1||Offshore Processing and System Operations||4.0||25.0|
|PEEN6010||v.1||Subsea Structures and System Engineering||4.0||25.0|
|PEEN6011||v.1||Subsea Engineering Project||11.5||25.0|
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