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COURSE

Master of Subsea Engineering

MC-SBSENG

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.

2years

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.

400

About offering

The Western Australian offshore oil and gas industry is moving to deeper water.

The recent introduction of Floating LNG facilities (FLNG) offshore WA and the potential for future deep water, remote oil and gas production requires the development of new deep water technologies to bring these hydrocarbon reserves to shore.

This course has been designed to meet the need for engineers who possess the high level skill sets that the subsea industry requires.

It is tailored to support the needs of the existing workforce through a series of advanced units in offshore processing, geomechanics and hydrodynamics.

What you'll learn

  • 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
  • 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
  • obtain, evaluate and apply relevant data from a range of sources for a subsea development or operational problem
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Master of 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

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

Career information

As a subsea graduate you may pursue a career with various members of the oilfield industry including major oil companies, subsea equipment suppliers and service companies.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

  • A recognised bachelor degree in engineering with honours or a high course-weighted average, OR
  • A Graduate Diploma in Subsea Engineering with a course-weighted average of at least
    65 per cent. Applicants applying via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.

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

Essential course prerequisites

You must have an honours degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline. Applicants with other qualifications and experience will only be admitted with the consent of the appropriate senior academic.

Other requirements and notes for this course

In your second year, you will receive the Master of Subsea Engineering award provided you pass all units, and/or a project.

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 $18,500*
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

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

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  • Curtin course code: MC-SBSENG
  • CRICOS code: 081065A
  • This offering was last updated on: December 15, 2018