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EG501A
Conceptual Design of Jackets and Subsea Structures
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Paul C Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

The course is delivered in 7 major topics as follows:

1. Introduction to jacket structures
2. Environmental Loads
3. Temporary Loads
4. Design for fatigue
5. Design for strength
6. Conceptual design of members and Joints
7. Jacket repair and riser clamps

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 5 blocks at 3 week intervals.

The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum, as well as contact via email.

3 coursework assignments (25%, 25% and 50%)

Re-sit – 3 coursework assignments (25%, 25% and 50%) with a maximum CAS Mark of 9.

EG501B/EG551C
Design of Stiffened Plates
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Paul C Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

The course is delivered in 7 major blocks as follows:

1. Introduction
2. Compression
3. Pressure
4. Shear
5. Shear Lag
6. Stiffeners
7. Stiffened decks

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 5 blocks at 3 week intervals.

The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum, as well as contact via email.

3 coursework assignments (10%, 20%, 20%) and one 3 hour exam (50%)

Re-sit – One three hour exam (50%) with previous coursework marks – with a maximum CAS mark of 9

EG501C/EG551B
Design of Jacket Attachments
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Paul C Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

The course is delivered in 5 major blocks as follows:

1. Jacket attachments engineering overview
2. Clamp design guide
3. Clamp design examples
4. Design of caissons, risers and conductors
5. Installation case studies

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 5 blocks at 3 week intervals.

The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum, as well as contact via email.

3 coursework assignments (25%, 25%, 50%)

Re-sit – 3 coursework assignments (25%, 25%, 50%) with a maximum CAS mark of 9

EG501D
Fundamental Safety Engineering & Risk Management Concepts (Distance Learning)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Rajab Chowdhury

Pre-requisite(s): 2:1 Honours Degree in Engineering or Physical Science.

Fundamentals of risk management; natural and man-made hazards; measures of safety and reliability; accident and failure statistics; fatal accident and serious injury rates; fundamentals of risk management; risk assessment techniques; classical reliability theory; modelling of engineering systems as series and parallel systems; redundancy; fault trees and event trees; availability and maintainability; UK safety legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and its historical development, offshore and other regulations.

Using MyAberdeen, students will be able to view weekly lectures, access associated materials and undertake on-line tutorials (content comprises 2 hours of timetabled lectures and 1 hour of tutorials per week, totalling a maximum of 36 hours per session).

3 hour exam (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

EG501E
Statistics and Probability for Safety, Reliability and Quality (Distance Learning)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Srinivas Sriramula

Pre-requisite(s): 2:1 Honours Degree in Engineering or Physical Science.

The following modules will be covered in the course:
- Revision of elementary concepts in statistics and probability
- Important uni-variate distributions
- The bi-variate and multivariate distribution normal distribution
- Parameter estimation and goodness of fit
- Analysis of statistical data
- Treatment of outliers
- Analysis of variance
- Introduction to continuous and discrete stochastics processes
- Gaussian, Possion and Markov processes.

Using MyAberdeen, students will be able to view weekly lectures, access associated materials and undertake on-line tutorials (content comprises 2 hours of timetabled lectures and 1 hour of tutorials per week, totalling a maximum of 36 hours per session).

3 hour exam (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

EG5024
Human Factors
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Tanja Pullwitt

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering

This course will give an insight into the human contribution to accidents and incidents. Based on a variety of cases the course will focus on different aspects of human perception, cognition, motivation, and behaviour to understand the complex interplay of causes that lead to accidents and adverse events. A focus will also be on safety leadership and the skill to communicate and intervene in safety critical situations.

Lectures and tutorials.

1 three hour examination including multiple choice testing (75%), 1 oral class test/assessment (25%).

EG5038/EG5048
Project Management Essentials 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): EG5048 is the code for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

Students who have the APMP qualification are normally exempt from this module. (IPMA level D)
This module gives an overall picture of project management and introduces students to the main subject areas which make up this area of study. There is an emphasis on practical skills including writing and presentation skills. Students are given an overview of project management, terms and definitions with practical applications of computer software and IT systems for project management also being covered. An introduction to project budgeting in the context of company finance is addressed and the area of risk management including probability, risk attitudes and risk analysis methods introduced. Students will also be introduced to the important area of safety management as well as an introduction to managing project teams. All these topics will be covered in greater depth at a later stage of the module.

This course is delivered as a part-time (on-campus) and a part-time (distance learning) option.

4 Coursework Assessments (Weighted at 20%, 20%, 20% and 40%).

EG5039/EG5049
Organisations and People
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): EG5049 is the code for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

Students will be expected to draw on and share personal experiences of the topics covered and small interactive group activities over the internet are a prominent feature of the distance learning course. These activities help the students to develop knowledge and problem-solving skills relating to the management of human resources in a business context. The main areas that will be covered are: human aspects of strategic change management; the students as a manager; organisational cultures; management of technology.

This course is delivered as a part-time (on-campus) and a part-time (distance learning) option.

1 three hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%).

EG5042/EG5052/EG5542
Managing Project Teams
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John C Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course is delivered in both semesters EG5052 and EG5552 a. re the codes for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

This course introduces students to the essential aspects and skills of project management, building on the topics of Project Management Essentials 1. It is based very heavily on group work with the dynamics of each group being discussed by the students as this is an important part of the learning process focussing on how project teams operate. The main topic areas covered are: project lifecycle; definitions of project success; design; procurement and risk. Case studies form the basis of the learning experience of this course. Peer assessment forms an important part of the feedback process.

This course is delivered as a part-time (on-campus) and a part-time (distance learning) option.

1 three hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%).

EG5054/EG5064
Quality and Risk Management
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): EG5064 is the code for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

This course comprises two elements, Quality Systems and Risk Management. In the Quality Systems element students are introduced to the principles behind modern quality systems, and business process management. Statutory standards are investigated e.g. ISO9000, EFQM, and their value discussed. The roles of statistics and statistical control in both quality and risk are addressed. The risk management element discusses in detail various qualitative techniques commonly used in industry and investigates how quantitative methods can be put into practice. Its importance in the area of project management is discussed in a holistic way, with practical examples of how this works in industry.

This course is delivered as a part-time (on-campus) and a part-time (distance learning) option.

1 three hour examination (50%) 1 Risk Assignment (25%) and 1 Quality Assignment (25%)

EG5060
Statistics and Probability for Safety, Reliability and Quality
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Srinivas Sriramula

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering

Revision of elementary concepts in statistics and probability, important uni-variate distributions; the bi-variate and multi variate distribution normal distribution; parameter estimation and goodness-of-fit; analysis of statistical data; treatment of outliners; analysis of variance; introduction to continuous and discrete stochastic processes, Gaussian, Poisson and Markov processes.

20% coursework, 80% final exam

EG5066
Energy Technologies: Current Issues and Future Directions
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor CP Mitchell

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Energy Futures (Oil & Gas) and (Renewables)

Primary sources of energy (fossil fuels, nuclear, hydro). Supply-demand relations by source and sector. Energy conversion technologies. Energy use by sector. Environmental and political drives for change and shift towards a low carbon future. Renewable energy technologies. Innovative energy technologies and solutions. The future (2050) energy landscape.

2 one-hour lectures per week and 1 one-hour tutorial.

Two hour written examination (60%)
Continuous assessment (40%) based on an individual written submission (20%) and a group project presentation (20%)

EG5067/EG5077
Project Management
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Energy Futures (Oil and Gas) and MSc Subsea Engineering EG5077 is the course code for the distance learning version for MSc Subsea Engineering.

The course provides an introduction to project management and is aimed at students who expect to be working in a project related environment or are considering a potential move into project management.

The course covers a number of key aspects of project management from the project managers perspective and so whilst it does cover areas such as planning and estimating it is NOT intended to prepare students for such roles.

Students are expected to demonstrate an ability to apply their learning by completing a piece of group (campus) or individual (distance) project work culminating in the production of a detailed project proposal suitable for approval of funding and for another project team to use to deliver the project. Campus students will be expected to make a professional presentation of the project to a hypothetical decision board.

2 one-hour lectures per week and 1 one-hour tutorial.

Campus - Assessment will be based on one three-hour written examination (60%) plus continuous assessment (40%). In the case of on-campus students the continuous assessment will be based on a group written submission, a group presentation and individual peer assessments.

Distance Learning - Assessment will be based on one three-hour written examination (60%) plus continuous assessment (40%). In the case of distance learning students the continuous assessment will be based on an individual written submission

EG5069
Conceptual Design of Topside Modules (Distance Learning)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr C Paul Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

The course introduces the concepts involved in jacket and subsea structures, and offers a range of design specifications and case studies for small, medium and large projects. Emphasis will be placed on the variety of loading conditions, during load out and lift, installation and in service. The subject of jacket repair clamps will be introduced in this module, but will be developed more fully in a subsequent module (EG55x2). Attention will be given to good detailing and clarity of presentation in the design calculations submitted by the students.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 5 time slots at 3 week intervals.

The course tutor will be contactable on the on-line forum, as well as via email.

100% continuous assessment - 3 coursework assignments (25%, 25% and 50%).
Re-sit - 3 coursework assignments (25%, 25% and 50%) with a maximum CAS mark of 9.

EG5072
Offshore Oil and Gas Production Systems
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Bin Wang

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): For students taking the MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering

1. Basic geology
2. Basic well engineering and drilling
3. Offshore oil and gas production systems
4. Production project management

Two hours of lectures and one-hour tutorial per week.

30% continuous assessment; 70% final close book exam.

EG5073/EG5074
Project Management Essentials 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): EG5050 is the code for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

This course introduces students to the essential aspects and skills of project management, building on the topics of Project Management Essentials 1. It is based very heavily on group work with the dynamics of each group being discussed by the students as this is an important part of the learning process focussing on how project teams operate. The main topic areas covered are: project lifecycle; definitions of project success; design; procurement and risk. Case studies form the basis of the learning experience of this course. Peer assessment forms an important part of the feedback process.

This course is delivered as a part-time (on-campus) and a part-time (distance learning) option.

1 three hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%).

EG5096
Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (Distance Learning)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Paul C Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

This course deals with fatigue and fracture mechanics and its application to structural design and assessment. It encompasses theoretical background, but the emphasis will be on practical application.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 4 blocks at 3 week intervals. The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum, as well as contact via email.

1 three hour examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).
Re-sit - 1 three hour examination (100%) with a maximum CAS mark of 9.

EG5097
Blast and Fire Engineering
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Paul C Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): EG5559 Structural Dynamics

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

The purpose of this course is to develop the ability to design structural components to operate effectively in fire and blast loading scenarios in order to promote safety. Fundamental principles and concepts are covered to provide the essential physical understanding of a structure’s behaviour at high Temperatures or under dynamic loading. Industrial standards and design guidelines are explained. Both active and passive safety measures are covered as are the hazards associated with e.g. smoke and heat. Topics include: Introduction to fire and explosion science. Heat transfer. Waves in air, water and solids. The dynamic deformation and failure of solids and structures. Estimation of explosion overpressures. Material and structural performance in fire and high-rate loading. Fire resistant design of structures. Practical applications of fire and explosion engineering. An introduction to Fire and Explosion Hazard Management.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 4 blocks at 3 week intervals. The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum, as well as contact via email.

Continuous assessment, (15%) and 1 three hour exam (85%). The continuous assessment is made up of three equally-weighted assignments that both test the understanding of the students in the range of course material and help them to prepare for the final examination.

Re-sit – 1 three hour exam (100%) with a maximum CAS mark of 9.

Resit: 1 three-hour exam (100%) with a maximum CAS mark of 9.

EG5098
Brown Field Structural Engineering
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr PC Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

The course introduces the concepts involved in brownfield structural engineering, and offers a range of design specifications, case studies for small, medium and large projects. Emphasis will be placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 4 blocks at 3 week intervals. The course tutor will contactable on the on-line forum, as well as via email.

3 coursework assignments (25%, 25% and 50%).

Re-sit – 3 coursework assignments (25%, 25% and 50%) with a maximum CAS mark of 9

EG50E5
Renewable Energy Technologies
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof C P Mitchell

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Energy Futures (Renewables)

This course examines technologies for delivering renewable energies for heat, power and transport in the context of political and economic drivers and their state of maturity. The energy potential is considered from biomass, geothermal, hydro, marine, solar, wind, fuel cell and hydrogen sources.

24 one hour lectures and I2 one hour tutorials.

1 two hour written examination (60%)
Continuous assessment (40%) based on a written submission (20%) and presentation (20%).

EG50E9
Project Management (D/L)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

To be developed consistent with the main learning outcomes.

Distance learning.

Written exam (60%); continuous individual project, comprising 3000 word individual project report (30%) and individual Powerpoint presentation (15 slides) (10%).

EG50F6/EG50G6
Subsea Control
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Sumeet Aphale

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students taking MSc Subsea Engineering. EG50G6 is the code for the distance learning version of the course.

Subsea control systems.
Umbilicals and control lines.
Power management.
Subsea electrical submersible pumping (ESP) and compression.
Systems pre-commissioning.
Shut down valves and pig traps.
Variable speed drives.
Condition monitoring.

Lectures - 2x1 hour lectures per week, plus contact time via distance learning with the on-line tutor.

80% examination + 20% Continuous Assessment.

EG50F8/EG50G8
Subsea Integrity
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Henry Tan

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Subsea Engineering EG50G8 is the code for the distance-learning version of the course.

Materials selection and manufacturing process.
Materials and component qualification: design standards and testing/acceptance regimes.
Defects and Degradation.
Corrosion and stress failure.
Reliability-based fatigue and fracture assessment.
Fundamentals of fault finding and problem solving.
Live systems intervention.
Isolation standards.
Welding and inspection techniques.

Lectures - 2x1 hour lectures per week, plus contact time via distance learning with on-line tutor.

80% examination and 20% continuous assessment

EG50P4/EG55P4/EG50P5
Portfolio Project Management
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course is delivered in both semesters EG50P5 and EG55P5 are the codes for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

The course introduces students to the use of Portfolio Management (PfM) to ensure that project investments are well-balanced in terms of size, risk and projected payoff, and that they are aligned to business objectives. The course addresses the use of portfolio management to view each initiative in terms of risk and payoff to the business and then prioritise them accordingly. The course covers the five steps of portfolio management.

This course is delivered as a part-time (on-campus) and a part-time (distance learning) option.

1 three hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%).

EG50S1
Fundamental Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Bin Wang

Pre-requisite(s): This course is a pre-requisite for the module on Applied Risk Analysis and Management

Note(s): For students studying MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering, MSc Energy Futures (Oil & Gas) and (Renewables)

The course serves as the entrance to the field of safety and reliability engineering with the introduction of the basic concept and tool of reliability and risk. Legal frames related to engineering safety is also introduced.

1 three-hour exam (80%) and continuous assessment (20%)

EG5511
Advanced Methods for Risk and Reliability Assessment
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Srinivas Sriramula

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering

The course focuses on advanced modelling of random variables. All 3 levels of modelling are discussed with emphasis on FORM and simulations. Extensive tutorials are provided to help students to obtain a good understanding of the subject

20% class tests and 80% final exam

EG551A
Re-assessment of Existing Structures by Structural Reliability Analysis
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr P Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

The course is delivered in 8 major blocks as follows:

1. Statistics
2. Probability
3. Introduction to Structural Reliability Theory
4. Reliability analysis methods 1
5. Reliability analysis methods 2
6. Application to joints and members
7. Application to structural systems
8. ISO 199002

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 5 blocks at 3 week intervals.

The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum, as well as contact via email.

3 coursework assignments (10%, 20% and 20%) and one three hour exam (50%)

Re-sit – One three hour exam (50%) together with previous coursework assignment marks – with a maximum CAS mark of 9

EG551D
Advanced Methods for Risk and Reliability Assessment (Distance Learning)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Srinivas Sriarmula

Pre-requisite(s): Statistics and Probability for Safety, Reliability and Quality.

All three levels of modelling are discussed with emphasis on FORM and simulations. The following modules will be covered in the course:
- Convolution integral
- First-order reliability methods (FORM)
- Correlated variables
- Monte Carlo simulation techniques
- Safety factors in engineering design
- Introduction to system analysis.

Using MyAberdeen, students will be able to view weekly lectures, access associated materials and undertake on-line tutorials (content comprises 2 hours of timetabled lectures and 1 hour of tutorials per week, totalling a maximum of 36 hours per session).

3 hour exam (80%); continuous assessment (20%.

EG551E
Applied Risk Analysis and Management (Distance Learning)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr John Harrigan

Pre-requisite(s): Fundamental Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts.

The following modules will be covered in the course:
- Levels of risk assessment
- Assessment tools and legal context
- HAZOP and HAZID
- Safety management systems
- Safety integrity levels
- Safety Case and Legislative requirement
- Quantified risk assessment.

Using MyAberdeen, students will be able to view weekly lectures, access associated materials and undertake on-line tutorials (content comprises 2 hours of timetabled lectures and 1 hour of tutorials per week, totalling a maximum of 36 hours per session).

3 hour examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

EG5538/EG5548
Project Planning and Control
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John C Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): EG5548 is the code for the distance learning version of the course.

Students are introduced to project planning as a management technique. The fundamentals of planning, estimating and project control are explored and the techniques adopted by Project Management Teams to plan activities, estimate their durations, exercise project control, and to assess performance are examined. The control of documentation to satisfy the demands of current industry practice is also explored. The main topics covered are: Introduction to Project Networks; Project Networks; Project Estimating; Project Control. The use of industry standard software is a feature of this module.

This course is delivered as a part-time (on-campus) and a part-time (distance learning) option.

Continuous assessment (100%).

EG5539/EG5549
Budgets and Financial Control
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John C Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): EG5549 is the code for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

This course gives an introduction to the sources and complexity of Project finances. Key elements of the estimating process, estimating, contracting, planning, budgeting, cost control and financial information systems are explored. An introduction to the language and concepts of finance and accountancy are discussed and the relationship between accounting measurement and other methods of project appraisal and measurement is explored. An appreciation and knowledge of the distinction between profit and cash is given and an understanding of how to develop the sub-contracting and procurement processes and an awareness of their role and impact on the project is discussed. Students are also introduced to the relationship between uncertainty and risk, and their importance. A key part of the course is the development of an understanding of Investment Appraisal Techniques and complexities.

This course is delivered as a part-time (on-campus) and a part-time (distance learning) option.

1 three hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%).

EG5541/EG5551
Group Project
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): EG5551 is the code for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

The students will be required to undertake a significant project in groups of between four and six students on a topic which will be relevant to industry. Campus based students will then give a group presentation of their project to a group of assessors and their peers at the end of the course and both campus and distance learning students are expected to submit a group report of approximately 20,000 words. This module aims to enhance the students’ understanding and knowledge of the many disciplines that comprise project management, and build on the foundations laid during the certificate phase of the programme.

This course is delivered as a part-time (on-campus) and a part-time (distance learning) option.

Campus – Written Project (80%) and Presentation (20%)
Distance Learning – Written Project (100%).

EG5543
Fire and Explosion Engineering
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr John Harrigan

Pre-requisite(s): 2.1 Honours degree in Engineering or Physical Science.

Introduction to fire and explosion science. Hydrocarbon fire and explosions. Heat transfer. Fire dynamics. Material and structural performance in fire and high-rate loading: requirements and testing. Fire resistant design of structures. Practical applications of fire and explosion engineering. An introduction to Fire and Explosion Hazard Management. Waves in air, water and solids. The dynamic deformation and failure of solids and structures. Estimation of explosion overpressures in air and water.

1 two-hour lecture and 1 one-hour tutorial (to be arranged) per week.

1 three-hour written examination (85%); in-course assessment (15%).

EG5544
Fire and Explosion Engineering
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr John Harrigan

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): For students taking the MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering

An introduction to fire and explosion science. The course covers hydrocarbon fire and explosions, heat transfer and fire dynamics. Material and structural performance in fire and high-rate loading are discussed for design. An introduction to Fire and Explosion Hazard Management is provided.

3 hour lectures per week.

One 3 hour written examination (80%) and in-course assessment (20%). No resit is permitted.

EG5546
Introduction to Project Management
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Henderson

Pre-requisite(s): x

Co-requisite(s): x

Note(s): x

x

x

x

EG5558
Applied Risk Analysis and Management
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Bin Wang

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering

Focusing on commonly used assessment tools for risk analysis and management, the course covers safety management, safety integrity level (SIL) and quantitative risk assessment (QRA) with workshops on industrial case studies.

20% class tests and 80% final exam

EG5559
Structural Dynamics (Distance Learning)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Paul C Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the Dynamics of Structures. It will assume no previous familiarity with the subject and will develop the theoretical background of the subject from first principles. Practical methods of solution will be a feature of the course. The course forms a pre-requisite for a subsequent MSc course on Blast and Fire Engineering.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 4 blocks at 3 week intervals.

The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum, as well as contact via email.

1 three-hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%).
Re-sit – 1 three hour exam (100%0 with maximum CAS Mark 9

EG5560
Process Safety and Reliability
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Clifford Jones

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering

Background to the Industry. Hydrocarbon leakage and dispersion. Physical operations on hydrocarbons. Chemical operation on hydrocarbons. Accident case studies. Measurement principle. Design principles. Particular hydrocarbon products including LPG and LNG.

Extension to ‘alternative fuels’ including biodiesel, natural gas hydrates, methanol, ethanol and shale.

Extensive calculation and design work in relation each of the above.

2-hour lecture plus 1 hour tutorial per week.

3 hour written exam (100%). No re-sits.

EG5562
Facilities Engineering
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Thanga Thevar

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Fluid properties of the reservoir fluids, their effect of the facilities hardware and the primary separation of the three phases.
Treatment of liquids to get these to export quality and to enable the safe disposal of waste products.
Treatment of gas to enable its safe and clean use.
Design and selection of pumps in a complex piping system.
Classes of other major hardware used for the safe operation of the facilities.
Measurement and control system available for the safe management of the processing facilities.
Flow measurement used for export purposes and for sharing of facilities with third parties.
Sub-system for the gathering and procession of reservoir fluids.
Transportation and storage systems used for the export of oil and gas.
Integrity management of facilities such corrosion control and Non-Destructive Testing.
Decommissioning legislation and Technology.

1 two-hour lecture followed by one-hour tutorial per week.

1 three-hour examination (70%) and continuous assessment (30%).

EG5563
Electrical Systems for Renewable Energy
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Dragan Jovcic

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): For student studying for MSc Energy Futures (Renewables)

1. Basics of electrical power engineering, power electronics and electrical machines. Phasor representation of AC circuits. Induction and synchronous machines. Basic Converter systems.
2. Modelling and simulation in SIMULINK. Electrical machine and power electronics modelling. Phasor based modelling. Controller development in SIMULINK.
3. Wind Generators. Structure of wind energy conversion systems. Wind turbine modelling. Variable speed operation. Power electronics systems. Wind generator control. MW size permanent magnet and DFIG machines. Modelling in SIMULINK.
4. Photovoltaic generators. Solar energy. Direct bean, reflected and diffused radiation. Geographical, seasonal and daily variation in irradiance. Two axis and single axis tracking. Electrical energy from photovoltaic cells and V-I curves. Solar modules and panels. Partial shading. Integration of solar panels with loads and power grid.
5. Hydro electric generators. Calculation of hydro resources and power available. Types of turbines and principles of conversion. Small scale hydro generators.
6. High-power fuel cells. Electrical characteristics of fuel cells. Nernst equation and V-I curves. Fuel cell control principles and modelling. Utilisation ratio.
7. Distributed generation. Benefits of introducing embedded generation. Grid operator's views. Issues with distributed generation.
8. Fault studies. Per unit system and fault level calculation. Impact of DG on fault levels.
9. Power quality. Voltage control with DG. Harmonic pollution and impact of DG.

12 two-hour lectures and 12 one-hour tutorials.

Two hour examination (60%) and continuous assessment (40%).

EG5568
Well & Reservoir Engineering
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Thanga Thevar

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Energy Futures (Oil & Gas)

- Properties of reservoir rocks, fluid properties, porosity and permeability.
- Fluid flow in reservoirs, statis pressure, well-test analysis and PVT analysis.
- Determination of hydrocarbon volumes, estimation and classification of reserves.
- Basic well design - the need for containment and barriers.
- Casing, cementing, trees, plugs and barriers.
- Drilling rigs and rig equipment. Types of rigs, rig selection.
- Drill stem design, drilling tubular goods, materials and corrosion.
- Subsurface pressures, well control and well control equipment.
- Drilling fluids, ECD, fluid flow management, swab and surge pressures, wellbore stability, fluid mechanics.
- Methods of recovery, fundamentals of completion design.
- Artificial life and enhanced oil recovery.
- Well testing.
- Terotechnology and well design, well integrity management.

1 two-hour lecture followed by 1-hour tutorial per week.

1 three-hour examination (70%) and continuous assessment (30%).

EG5569
Advanced Topics in Renewable Energy
CREDIT POINTS 7.5

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Thanga Thevar

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Energy Futures (Renewables)

Each student undertakes an exercise of six weeks duration. The exercise requires output in the form of a written paper. The paper is expected to be of high quality both in terms of content and presentation. The paper is to be submitted by the end of the 6th week. Each student is also required to give a conference presentation on the topic during the 6th week. Students work individually although a single topic can be selected for more than one student. The topics will be selected to ensure that students gain further understanding in specialised areas of renewable energy technology.

100% continuous assessment: report (70%), oral presentation (30%)

EG5572/EG5573
Commercial and Contractual Issues
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): EG5566 is the code for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

Introducing students to the principal roles, functions and contractual obligations of managers, by completion students should be able to plan the management of a business (or project), be able to critically analyse the strategy of a company, and develop a business plan including simple profit and loss account for the venture. Throughout the course the students are required to work in project groups to develop the strategic business plan for a new operation.

This course is delivered as a part-time (on-campus) and a part-time (distance learning) option.

1 three hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%).

EG5594
Design of Connections (Distance Learning)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Paul C Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the behaviour of steelwork connections that will equip the designer to safely and economically design connections of standard and non-standard configuration.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 5 blocks at 3 week intervals.
The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum, as well as contact via email.

3 coursework assignments (25, 25% and 50%). The first two assignments will be of standard connection details, and will demonstrate that the student can use previous designs as a basis for a new design, but the third assignment will be of a very non-standard detail which will be to demonstrate the student’s ability to use fundamental understanding to create an original connection design, which is sound and economic.

Re-sit - 3 coursework assignments (25, 25% and 50%) with a maximum CAS mark of 9.

EG5595
Petrochemical Structural Engineering
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Paul C Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering.

The course introduces the concepts involved in such work, and offers a range of design specifications, case studies and worked examples. Emphasis will be placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 4 blocks at 3 week intervals.
The course tutor will be contactable on the on-line forum, as well as via email.

3 coursework assignments (25%, 25% and 50%).
Re-sit – 3 coursework assignments (25%, 25% and 50%) with a maximum CAS mark of 9.
assignments (25%, 25% and 50%) with a maximum CAS mark of 9.

EG5596
Finite Element Methods (D/L)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr PC Davidson

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): Available by distance learning only. For students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering

The background to the finite element method and its use in the Oil and Gas Industry is explained in this course. As well as the modelling of linear static and dynamic problems, the modelling of material and geometric non-linearity is an important aspect of the course. Coursework assignments will be based on the student edition of ABAQUS which is supplied with the Course Textbook which students are required to purchase.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 5 blocks at 3 week intervals.

The course tutor will be contactable on the on-line forum, as well as via email.

4 coursework assignments (10%, 10%, 15% and 15%) and one 3 hour written exam (50%).
Re-sit – one 3 hour exam with a maximum CAS mark of 9

EG55A1
Project Management Group Project
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Neill Renton

Pre-requisite(s): x

Co-requisite(s): x

Note(s): x

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EG55E3
Project Management Group Project
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Energy Futures (Renewables).

An introduction to project planning techniques will be delivered. These will then be put into practice by assigned groups to: produce a detailed specification and plan of a project suitable for another project team to use to produce the desired outcome, manage a group project activity, produce a detailed thesis on the group project, keep a detailed logbook of individual work done, present a professional presentation of the project.

18 hours of lectures and 6 hours of tutorials.

1 three-hour written examination (50%).
Continuous assessment (50%) based on a group written submission, a group presentation, individual peer assessments and a review of individual log books.

EG55E4
2020 Vision (Routes to Compliance)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof C P Mitchell

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Energy Futures (Renewables)

This course examines global energy supply demand relations in the context of economic development drivers, environmental impacts, energy policies and emission reduction targets. The ability of the EU, UK and Scotland to meet future energy needs in an affordable, safe and sustainable manner is investigated and discussed.

1 two hour written examination (60%)
Continuous assessment (40%) based on a written submission (20%) and group project (20%).

EG55F1/EG55G1
Subsea Construction, Inspection and Maintenance
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Majid Aleyaasin

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Subsea Engineering. EG55G1 is the code for the distance-learning version of the course

Design and installation planning.
Vessel types.
Spool designs.
Principles of rig set-up and operation.
Subsea installation (including operational and installation loads).
Lifting analysis and calculation.
ROV Diving and diverless intervention and Tooling systems.
Subsea well access.
Deep water subsea installation techniques.
Subsea Inspection.
Survey and understanding spatial/acoustic positioning methods and accuracy.

Lectures - 2x1 hour lectures per week as well as additional tutorials. Contact time via distance learning with the on-line tutor.

100% continuous assessment.

EG55F2/EG55G2
Pipelines and Soil Mechanics
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Alfred R. Akisanya

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Subsea Engineering. EG55G2 is the distance-learning version of the course.

This course focuses on fundamental relationship between the stresses and deformation developed in subsea pipelines and the imposed installation, environmental and service loads. Significant emphasis is placed on the design implications of the material deformation, geometrical imperfection, and variability in the material properties. Methodologies for mitigating against pipeline failure, including seabed preparation and corrosion prevention are discussed. Expertise in the use of pipeline design Standards is developed throughout the course. Students carry out coursework exercises to enhance their intellectual ability and transferable skills.

2 x 1 hour lectures per week, and for EG55G2 plus on-line contact time with the tutor.

1 three-hour examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

EG55F6/EG55G6
Risers Systems and Hydrodynamics
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Ekaterina Pavlovskaia

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Subsea Engineering. EG55G6 is the code for the distance-learning version of the course.

Overview of riser
Ocean environment hydrodynamics
Vessel response characterisation including RAO and second order response
Effective tension and its role in riser and mooring response
Catenary equations for approximate static solutions
Large displacement riser mechanics
Time and frequency domain solution techniques
Regular and irregular wave loading analysis
Flexible pipe cross-section design and analysis, and global riser configuration design
Top tension riser design considerations
Steel catenary riser design considerations
Hybrid riser design
Riser ancillary equipment design

2x1 hour lectures per week, plus contact time via distance learning with on-line tutor.

80% examination + 20% Continuous Assessment

EG55F8/EG55G8/EG50G1
Flow Assurance
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Shuisheng He

Pre-requisite(s): Good Engineering undergraduate degree (2:2 or better) or relevant industrial experience

Note(s): For students studying for MSc Subsea Engineering (on campus and distance learning) and MSc Energy Futures (Oil & Gas) EG55G8 is the code for the distance learning version of the course. For 2010-11 only EG50G1 is available for MSc Subsea Engineering DL students only.

To provide detailed knowledge and understanding of the issues facing subsea engineers that implicate on the flow of fluids through pipelines and other structures.

2x1 hour lectures per week, plus contact time via distance learning with the on-line tutor.

1 three hour examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%)

EG5903/EG5554
Individual Project in Project Management
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Mr John Cavanagh

Pre-requisite(s): Satisfy progression requirements of the MSc Project Management programme to the required level.

Note(s): EG5554 is the code for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of the students’ own choice, offering the student the opportunity of putting their acquired knowledge in to a practical application. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertations on a problem within their own organisations and demonstrate how the project management techniques that they have covered can be put in to practice. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme.

100% by project assessment based on the quality of the research performed, interpretation and presentation.

EG5906
Safety Engineering Individual Project
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Wang

Pre-requisite(s): Satisfy progression requirements of the MSc Safety and Reliability Engineering programme to the required level.

Note(s): For students studying MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering

The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of the students’ own choice. The students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Safety industry, and demonstrate how the design fundamentals they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice to provide solutions towards addressing the problem. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme.

100% by project assessment based on the quality of the research performed, interpretation and presentation. Takes place over a 3 months period following the completion of all taught elements.

EG5908EG5909
Individual Project
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Thanga Thevar

Pre-requisite(s): Satisfy progression requirements of the MSc Energy Futures programme to the required level.

Note(s): EG5908 is for students studying the MAsc in Oil and Gas Engineering; EG5909 is for students studying the MSc in Renewable Energy.

The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of the student’s own choice. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting or a study related to the Energy industry. They should demonstrate how the knowledge they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice to provide solutions towards addressing the problems. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme.

100% by project assessment based on the quality of the research performed, interpretation and presentation. Takes place over a 3 months period following the completion of all taught elements.

EG59F9/EG59G9/EG59E9
Subsea Engineering Individual Project
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: TBA

Pre-requisite(s): Satisfy progression requirements of the MSc Subsea Engineering programme to the required level.

Note(s): EG59F9 is the code for students undertaking the programme on-campus, starting in September. EG59G9 is the code for students undertaking the programme by distance learning, starting in September. EG55E9 is the code for students undertaking the programme by distance learning, starting in January 2008.

The aim off the course is to permit students to undertake a piece of supervised academic research: to demonstrate critical thinking within a selected research subject; to collect, manage and/or interpret data from a variety of sources; to prepare written documentation in a scientific manner appropriate for peer-reviewed publications.

The course involves a research project involving independent data collection, analysis and interpretation.
Project by self-directed research. There is no timetabled contact time, although students will be expected to have regular meetings with project supervisor, and, where necessary, technical and industrial supervision. Some time may be spent in industrial premises.

100% by project assessment based on the quality of the research performed, interpretation and presentation. Takes place over a 3 months period following the completion of all taught elements.