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4.2.12.2    Degree Requirements

Programme Information

The Master of Science (Offshore Technology) programme, or MSc (OT) in short, is jointly hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and is administered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

A student can choose to graduate with ONLY one of the following:

    • MSc (Offshore Technology)
    • MSc (Offshore Technology) with Specialization in Subsea Engineering
    • MSc (Offshore Technology) with Specialization in Petroleum Engineering
    • MSc (Offshore Technology) with Specialization in Offshore Structures

     

    Modules for MSc (Offshore) programme

    The programme’s modules are presented in the following three groups:

    (i) Modules in Offshore Technology
    All modules below are 4 MCs each with the exception of OT5001 Independent Study Module which is 8 MCs.

    OT5001 Independent Study Module
    OT5101 Exploration and Production of Petroleum
    OT5102 Oil & Gas Technology
    OT5202 Analysis & Design of Fixed Offshore Structure
    OT5203 Analysis & Design of Floating Offshore Structures
    OT5204 Moorings & Risers
    OT5205 Offshore Pipelines
    OT5206 Offshore Foundations
    OT5207 Arctic Offshore Engineering
    OT5301 Subsea Systems Engineering
    OT5303 Subsea Control
    OT5304 Subsea Construction & Operations Support
    OT5305 Pressure Surges in Oil & Gas Flow Systems
    OT5401 Geoscience for Petroleum Exploration
    OT5402 Seismic Acquisition and Processing
    OT5403 Petrophysics and Downhole Measurements
    OT5404 Reservoir Characterization and Rock Physics
    OT5405 Enhanced Oil Recovery
    OT5406 Petroleum Production Engineering
    OT5407 Petroleum Geomechanics
    OT5408 Unconventional and Renewable Energy Resources
    OT5881 Topics in Offshore Technology Engineering
    OT5882 Topics in Subsea Engineering
    OT5883B Topics in Petroleum Engineering: Petroleum Reservoir
    OT5883C Topics in Petroleum Engineering: Practical Inversion Methods for Geophysical Imaging
    CE5307A Ocean Waves (2 MCs)
    CE5307B Hydrodynamic Loads on Offshore Structures (2 MCs)
    CE5307C Finite Amplitude Wave Theories & Their Applications (2 MCs)
    ME5301 Flow Systems Analysis
    ME5506 Corrosion of Materials
    ME5513 Fracture and Fatigue of Materials

    (ii) Elective modules
    All modules below are 4 MCs each.

    CE4257 Linear Finite Element Analysis,
    CE4258 Structural Stability and Dynamics
    CE5105 Analytical & Numerical Methods in Foundation Engineering
    CE5308 Coastal Engineering and Sediment Transport
    CE5509 Advanced Structural Steel Design
    CE5603 Engineering Economics and Project Evaluation
    CE5702 CE Reliability Analysis & Design
    CE5804 Global Infrastructure Project Management
    CE6003 Numerical Methods in Engineering Mechanics
    CE6006 Advanced Finite Element Analysis
    CE6101 Geotechnical Constitutive Modelling
    ME5103 Plates and Shells (from AY2017/2018)
    (Students who have read CE5514 Plate & Shells are not allowed to read ME5103)
    ME5201 Thermal Systems Design
    ME5402 Advanced Robotics
    SH5204 Safety Engineering

    (iii) Modules for Specialization in Subsea Engineering
    All modules below are 4 MCs each with the exception of OT5001A Independent Study Module: Subsea Engineering which is 8 MCs.

    OT5102 Oil & Gas Technology (Compulsory)
    OT5301 Subsea Systems Engineering. [Compulsory unless the student has taken this module for his/her B.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering) programme]
    OT5205 Offshore Pipelines
    OT5302 Flow Assurance
    OT5303 Subsea Control
    OT5304 Subsea Construction & Operations Support
    OT5305 Pressure Surges in Oil & Gas Flow Systems (from term 1610)
    OT5882 Topics in Subsea Engineering
    OT5001A Independent Study Module: Subsea Engineering (8 MCs)

    (iv) Modules for Specialization in Petroleum Engineering
    All modules below are 4 MCs each with the exception of OT5001B Independent Study Module: Petroleum Engineering which is 8 MCs.

    OT5401 Geoscience for Petroleum Exploration
    OT5402 Seismic Acquisition and Processing
    OT5403 Petrophysics and Downhole Measurements
    OT5404 Reservoir Characterization and Rock Physics
    OT5405 Enhanced Oil Recovery
    OT5406 Petroleum Production Engineering
    OT5407 Petroleum Geomechanics
    OT5408 Unconventional and Renewable Energy Resources
    OT5883B Topics in Petroleum Engineering: Petroleum Reservoir
    OT5883C Topics in Petroleum Engineering: Practical Inversion Methods for Geophysical Imaging
    OT5001B Independent Study Module: Petroleum Engineering (8 MCs)

    (v) Modules for Specialization in Offshore Structures
    All modules below are 4 MCs each with the exception of OT5001C Independent Study Module: Offshore Structures which is 8 MCs.

    CE5307A Ocean Waves (2 MCs)
    CE5307B Hydrodynamic Loads on Offshore Structures (2 MCs)
    CE5307C Finite Amplitude Wave Theories & Their Applications (2 MCs)
    OT5202 Analysis & Design of Fixed Offshore Structure
    OT5203 Analysis & Design of Floating Offshore Structures
    OT5204 Moorings & Risers
    OT5206 Offshore Foundations
    OT5207 Arctic Offshore Engineering
    OT5001C Independent Study Module: Offshore Structures (8 MCs)

     

    Programme Structure

    1. MSc. (Offshore Technology)
      Students reading the programme without a specialisation must successfully complete a programme with at least 40 MCs and achieve a minimum CAP of 3.00 which consists of:

    (a)    at least 28 MCs from modules listed in part (i) Modules in Offshore Technology; &
    (b)    the remaining up to 12 MCs from modules listed in part (ii) Elective Modules. However, subject to prior approval from the Department’s Programme Management Committee, up to two 25% (or 10 MCs) may be taken from outside the prescribed programme’s curriculum.

     

    1. MSc. (Offshore Technology) with Specialization in Subsea Engineering

    To be eligible for the specialization, students must successfully complete a programme at least 40 MCs and achieve a minimum CAP of 3.00 which consist of details in the Programme Structure below.
    (a)    at least 20 MCs from modules listed in part (iii) Modules for Specialization in Subsea Engineering; &
    (b)    at least 28 MCs less the number of MCs taken in (a) from modules listed in part (i) Modules in Offshore Technology; &
    (c)    the remaining up to 12 MCs from modules listed in part (ii) Elective Modules**.

     

    1. MSc. (Offshore Technology) with Specialization in Petroleum Engineering

    To be eligible for the specialization, students must successfully complete a programme at least 40 MCs and achieve a minimum CAP of 3.00 which consist of details in the Programme Structure below.
    (a)    at least 20 MCs from modules listed in part (iv) Modules for Specialization in Petroleum Engineering; &
    (b)    at least 28 MCs less the number of MCs taken in (a) from modules listed in part (i) Modules in Offshore Technology; &
    (c)    the remaining up to 12 MCs from modules listed in part (ii) Elective Modules**.

     

    1. MSc. (Offshore Technology) with Specialization in Offshore Structures

    To be eligible for the specialization, students must successfully complete a programme at least 40 MCs and achieve a minimum CAP of 3.00 which consist of details in the Programme Structure below.
    (a)    at least 20 MCs from modules listed in part (v) Modules for Specialization in Offshore Structures; &
    (b)    at least 28 MCs less the number of MCs taken in (a) from modules listed in part (i) Modules in Offshore Technology; &
    (c)    the remaining up to 12 MCs from modules listed in part (ii) Elective Modules**.

     

    ** Subject to prior approval from the Department’s Programme Management Committee, up to two 25% (or 10 MCs) may be taken from outside the prescribed programme’s curriculum.