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Graduate Diploma in Subsea Engineering

GD-SBSENG

TAUGHT BY: School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM-MECE)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

Offshore floating liquefied natural gas facilities and future deep-water, remote oil and gas production requires the development of new technologies to bring hydrocarbon reserves onshore.

Our Graduate Diploma in Subsea Engineering is a subsidiary to the Master of Subsea Engineering. If you have an engineering degree or significant expertise in subsea engineering, the Graduate Diploma of Subsea Engineering can help you to develop the highly specialised skills and knowledge required for working on locating, extracting and transporting offshore energy reserves. 

The course will provide you with a pathway for graduate entry into the subsea profession.

If you are an engineering graduate, this course provides an introduction to subsea engineering and is a pathway for entry to the Master of Subsea Engineering.

The Graduate Diploma of Subsea Engineering broadly covers offshore oil and gas development and subsea infrastructure. Throughout your studies, you will have significant interaction with leading industry experts working within various subsea disciplines. 

The course comprises coursework units in areas such as:

  • subsea infrastructure
  • construction and installation
  • operations and maintenance.

What you'll learn

  • apply the knowledge of subsea engineering to specify subsea equipment that will facilitate the transport of hydrocarbon from wellheads to shore facilities
  • analyse a subsea equipment requirements in a logical, rational and critical way; identify the equipment subsystems that will provide a suitable technical solution
  • obtain, evaluate and apply relevant data from a range of sources for a subsea equipment development
  • 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
  • able to identify appropriate technology for the implementation and extension of subsea developments
  • appreciate the need for, and develop, a lifelong learning skills strategy in relation to enhanced personal and company performance
  • 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
  • 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
  • apply lessons learnt in a professional manner in all areas of engineering design, demonstrating leadership and ethical behaviour at all times

Why study Graduate Diploma in Subsea Engineering

Curtin University’s subsea program is uniquely structured, industry relevant and internationally based. It provides a range of courses (i.e. Graduate Diploma, Master and Master of Science), matched to qualification and work experience level, to develop your subsea engineering skills so that you are industry ready: technically competent and oil and gas business aware.

The courses will provide you with the technical, systems and commercial skills required to assess, select, design, install, operate and maintain subsea developments. The courses are also uniquely delivered in a collaborative manner utilising Curtin academic, industry and university alliance subject matter experts.

Professional recognition

Only the completion of the Master of Subsea Engineering meets the requirements of Engineers Australia for recognition as a Chartered Subsea Engineer.

Career information

This course has been developed in close collaboration with the subsea industry to ensure the content is comprehensive and prepares you for a career or further studies in subsea engineering.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • A recognised bachelor degree in engineering with honours, OR
  • A recognised bachelor degree in engineering with a high course-weighted average, OR
  • Significant expertise in subsea engineering. Candidates with other qualifications and experience may be considered.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$26,700*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student fees for 2019

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,500*
Indicative year 1 fee $37,000*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent per annum. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: GD-SBSENG
  • CRICOS code: 081066M
  • This offering was last updated on: December 16, 2018