University of Strathclyde

Offshore Floating Systems

This course is designed for experienced or newly-qualified engineers in naval architecture, marine engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering or other related disciplines; its main objectives are: to produce high-calibre graduates with in-depth knowledge in offshore floating systems capable of making significant contributions to the offshore oil and gas industry; to provide an opportunity for graduate engineers of related disciplines to acquire advanced knowledge in offshore floating systems; to provide students with practical knowledge of offshore floating systems, their conceptions, design and installation, with a sound basis of mathematical and engineering fundamentals.

Entry requirements

BEng with First, or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours or equivalent overseas qualification.
1st degree or other qualification equivalent to a BEng with 2nd Class Honours from a UK university: PgDip: applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered for the PgDip; applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Instructional modules: Inspection and survey; offshore engineering practice; risers and mooring lines; dynamics of floating offshore installations; finite element analysis of floating structure; maritime safety and risk; design and construction of floating, production, storage and offloading vessels.

Elective modules: Advanced marine structures; theory and practice of marine computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Assessment methods

There are two types of method for module assessment. One is course work assessment only, the other is examination assessment. For examined modules the final assessment mark consists of 30-40 per cent course work marks and 60-70 examination marks.


The fees for Scottish and EU students are £5,500. For students from the rest of the UK course fees are £9,000. Course fees for international students are £18,000.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PgDip Full-time 9 Months
MSc Full-time 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 9,000 (Year 1) England 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 5,500 (Year 1) EU 12 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 9 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 18,000 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 9,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 5,500 (Year 1) Scotland 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 9,000 (Year 1) Wales 12 12 Months

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