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Offshore Floating Systems

This programme is for graduate engineers in naval architecture, offshore engineering, mechanical engineering and other related disciplines who wish to pursue a career in offshore engineering.

It provides you with practical knowledge of offshore floating systems. You’ll look at their conceptions, design and installation. You’ll also gain a sound basis of mathematical and engineering fundamentals.

With the world-wide search for offshore oil and gas moving into increasingly hostile areas of ocean and deep and ultra-deep water, floating systems are becoming more widely used. Floating systems must be designed and built to withstand harsh environments with innovative methods and techniques being adopted to develop robust as well as economically efficient and safe structures. In meeting these challenges, concern for the environment is of increasing importance.

The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME), a leading institution in Scotland, offers excellent teaching and research facilities in Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine engineering, which expands your career opportunities in naval architecture, marine, offshore oil and gas industry.

Entry requirements

BEng with First, or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours or equivalent overseas qualification.

Applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma in the first instance. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Instructional classes

  • Inspection & Survey
  • Offshore Engineering Practice
  • Risers & Mooring Lines
  • Dynamics of Floating Offshore Installations
  • Finite Element Analysis of Floating Structures
  • Maritime Safety & Risk
  • Design & Construction of Floating, Production, Storage & Offloading Vessels

Elective classes

  • Advanced Marine Structures


  • Theory & 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% 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 Fee status Fee Study period Duration
PgDip Full-time 9 months
MSc Full-time 12 months

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