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EG50F6: SUBSEA CONTROL (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course introduces the key concepts and components that form the subsea control system. A subsea control engineer must be comfortable in dealing with a multitude of engineering concepts at the basic level. Subsequently, this course borrows from concepts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, civil and structural engineering and hydraulics to name a few. The course tends to give a high-level systemic introduction of the various fundamental aspects necessary for a well-operating subsea control system.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Sumeet Aphale

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate 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

Topics covered in the course include (but are not limited to):

·         Subsea control systems.

·         Umbilical and control lines.

·         Electrical Power management.

·         Valves.

·         Sensors.

·         Sizing of hydraulics.

Further Information & Notes

For students taking MSc Subsea Engineering. EG50G6 is the code for the distance learning version of the course.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Subsea Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


80% examination + 20% Continuous Assessment.

Formative Assessment

Continuous assessment consists of two homework assignments, each accounting for 10% of the course.

Penalties for late or non-submission of in-course work are as follows:

(i)                  For late submission, 1 CGS mark will be deducted for each late day             
(including weekends)

(ii)                For non-submission, a CGS mark of 0 will be awarded


  • A general feedback will be uploaded on MyAberdeen for each of the assignments along with relevant solutions.
  • Students can email to make appointments and receive individual feedback on their assignments.
  • Generic exam feedback will be uploaded on MyAberdeen.
  • Students requesting individual feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment within 3 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

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