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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

The subsea production systems course has been developed to give students a detailed understanding of the business decisions as well as the specialist hardware required to develop subsea oil and gas production systems in challenging environments.  


The course addresses the technical issues related to engineering, development, and production of oil and gas in subsea fields around the world.  A close linkage to the subsea industry is ensured through industry experts participating in the course delivery.   

Course Details

Study Type Both Undergraduate & Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Antonios Karadimos

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or EG4013 Meng Individual Project (Passed)
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course provides detailed knowledge and understanding of the design and development of subsea production systems.


This course introduces students to various aspects of subsea production systems, including :

·         Subsea field architecture

·         Subsea hardware

·         Subsea project management

·         Subsea operations

·         Subsea reliability

·         Subsea processing

·         Subsea life extension and decommissioning


The course is enhanced by industry site visits and guest speakers from the subsea industry.  

Further Information & Notes

For students taking MSc Subsea Engineering. EG50G9 is the code for the distance learning version of the course.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

70% 1 three hour examination + 30% Continuous Assessment (Group Project).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Students receive written feedback on their group project coursework.  Whole-class feedback is also provided via MyAberdeen.  A mock exam, with solutions, will be placed on MyAberdeen to give students the chance to self-assess their own performance.

Course Learning Outcomes


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