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Offshore Renewable Energy (Option of Offshore and Ocean Technology MSc-MTech)

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  • Objectives
    The postgraduate level Offshore and Ocean Technology course aims to provide an understanding of the underlying science, engineering principles and relevant management techniques in relation to the specialised option selected. It will raise students' awareness of recent technical developments within the relevant industries and improve communication, presentation, analytical and problem solving skills. Graduates possessing this expertise are highly sought after by international companies operating in this sector. Six specialised options are available to students: * Diving Science and Technology * Offshore Materials Engineering * Offshore Renewable Energy * Offshore Risk Management * Pipeline Engineering * Subsea Engineering
  • Academic Title
    Offshore Renewable Energy (Option of Offshore and Ocean Technology MSc/MTech)
  • 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 2010. 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 Renewable Energy option focuses on the technology and management issues of offshore renewable devices, with a strong background in the key technologies for offshore use.

    Students benefit from access to a range of facilities to investigate materials and equipment used within the offshore renewable energy industry.

    The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual thesis project.

    Students complete six core modules with a further two optional modules selected from the list below in consultation with the Course Director. These provide the ‘tools’ required for the group and individual projects.
    Core modules

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          Corrosion in the Offshore Environment
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          Offshore Inspection
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          Offshore Renewable Energy - Technology
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          Offshore Renewable Energy - Management
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          Project Management
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          Safety, Risk and Reliability Offshore

    Optional modules

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          Diving Science and Technology
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          Failure of Materials and Structures
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          Materials in the Offshore Environment
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          Offshore Pipeline Design and Installation
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          Reliability Engineering and Asset Risk Management
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          Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation
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          Underwater Vehicles and Systems

    Projects

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          Group Project
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          Individual Project

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