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COURSE

Master of Science (Global Subsea Engineering)

MC-GSSENG

TAUGHT BY: 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, 2months

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.

300

About offering

The Master of Science (Global Subsea Engineering) course offers a unique opportunity for postgraduate students with a high academic achievement to engage and learn in an internationally collaborative environment centred around two major oil and gas hubs: Aberdeen, Scotland and Perth, Western Australia.

Students undertaking this joint masters course have the opportunity to complete four units at both institutions (i.e. Curtin then Aberdeen) followed by the completion of a jointly supervised project thesis. Thesis topics will be jointly developed by both institutions, leveraging the strong industry links at both oil and gas hubs. The eight taught units and thesis are conducted over three study periods (nominally 14 months in total). At the successful completion of the course students will be awarded a degree recognising their study at both institutions.

Find out more about the Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance.

Why study the Master of Science (Global Subsea Engineering)?

This unique global course offers students, with a 2nd class upper Bachelor of Engineering honours degree or higher, a compressed MSc pathway to a subsea engineering career in the oil & gas industry either in Australia or the UK.

Alternative study location

It is also possible to begin this program with the University of Aberdeen, commending Semester 1 and the Project module in Aberdeen and Semester 2 in Perth. Find out more.

What you'll learn

  • apply subsea engineering knowledge to field developments at a recognised international level; extend the boundaries through research to improve the safety, environmental and economic sustainability for offshore operations
  • critically analyse a subsea engineering problem and apply sound engineering principles to determine alternative solutions; utilise intellectual questioning independent and creative thinking to select optimal solutions
  • identify, research and inquire into discipline problems; source and evaluate data using appropriate technologies; synthesise and analyse data with a dispassionate perspective
  • communicate effectively in a variety of contexts; develop the capacity to use informed argument and reasoning and utilise a wide range of oral and written communication styles
  • implement, evaluate and adapt appropriate technologies for specific subsea contexts; oversee continual design and operational improvement of subsea systems
  • appreciate the need for, and develop, a lifelong learning skills strategy; be open to furthering personal development and self-reflection beyond graduation
  • 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
  • exhibit awareness and appreciation of social and cultural diversity; identify cultural perspectives and practices affected by oil and gas developments and production operations
  • employ professional behaviours in all areas of engineering design as a practicing subsea engineer; participate independently or collaboratively adopting a leadership role when required, demonstrating ethical behaviour at all times

Why study Master of Science (Global 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

Accreditation of this course is being sought and will be consistently applied at Aberdeen and Curtin. The purpose of this accreditation is to achieve international recognition, for example by the Washington Accord, assisting with global employment opportunities.

Career information

Career opportunities include specialist subsea engineering development, project and operational roles with oil & gas operators, major subsea equipment suppliers and international engineering, fabrication, installation, commissioning and production consultants/contractors.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • A recognised bachelor degree in engineering with first- or upper second-class honours.

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

Other requirements and notes for this course

There are additional costs associated with studying at the University of Aberdeen which will need to be met by the student. These costs include travel, accommodation, living, visa and health insurance expenses.

You will also need to meet the minimum English language requirements of both institutions:

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au.

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.

$26,600*

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 $18,100*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,700*
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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  • Curtin course code: MC-GSSENG
  • CRICOS code: 094354G
  • This offering was last updated on: December 16, 2018