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Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Renewable Energy MSc

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    Course Description:

    The offshore renewable energy market is growing rapidly in the UK and Europe, with firm targets for delivery of a significant amount of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Many of the issues faced by this new activity are similar to those faced many years ago by the offshore oil and gas industry and so this course takes full advantage of the experience gained in this sector. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Renewable Energy MSc focuses on the technology and management issues of offshore renewable devices, with a strong background in the key technologies for offshore use.

    Start Months:

    Full-time: October. Part-time: throughout the year.

    Full-time/Part-time:
     Full-time/Part-time

    Entry Requirements:

    A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) ideally in a related subject. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. For further and specific information please visit the course page. 

    Duration:

    Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years, Full-time PgCert - one year, Part-time PgCert - two years, Full-time PgDip - one year, Part-time PgDip - two years

    Course format:
    • Taught
    • MSc/PgCert/PgDip
    Overview:

    A stable, secure and financially viable energy supply is a fundamental issue impacting our homes and workplaces. This course focuses on the technology and management issues of offshore renewable devices and the key technologies for offshore use.

    Who is it for?:

    The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual thesis project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students are required to complete six of the eight modules.

    This course is suitable for graduates keen to pursue careers within the offshore sector; or those currently working in offshore and ocean-related industries keen to extend their qualifications.
       
    Why this course?:

    Providing a stable, secure and financially viable energy supply is a fundamental issue impacting our homes and workplaces. Our expertise relates to all the potential solutions; from our ongoing relationship with oil and gas, to our developing reliance on renewable energy from the world around us.

    Informed by Industry:

    Our courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry and have a strong input from experts in their sector. 

    Your teaching team:

    You will be taught by experts from the Offshore Technology Group, staff from other academic departments and industrial representatives.

    Course details:

    The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual thesis project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students are required to complete six of the eight modules.
     
    Your career:

    Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in the extremely exciting and challenging fields of offshore oil and gas exploration, underwater engineering, pipeline engineering, risk management in offshore and marine operations, and the emerging offshore renewable energy industry. The international nature of such activities means that career opportunities are not restricted to the domestic market; Cranfield graduates develop careers around the world.

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