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Course Overview

Course provides a detailed understanding of the techniques used for installation, inspection, and maintenance of subsea systems, including seabed hardware, pipelines and risers, and the implications of such techniques for the design of subsea components and systems.

The module will provide detailed knowledge on various techniques and trends in the installation, inspection and maintenance of subsea equipment, especially pipeline and riser systems and principal components.  It will provide engineers with a sufficiently broad awareness of techniques used throughout offshore operations to give an appreciation and understanding of system limitations and appropriate applications for different subsea environments

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 Majid Aleyaasin

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Engineering (EG) (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

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.

Further Information & Notes

For students studying for MSc Subsea Engineering. EG50T8 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

33 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Continuous  assessment (100%). Each student will submit three projects ( weighted as 30%, 25%, 25%) which will be assessed by course coordinator.  Also one online assessment weighting of 20%

Formative Assessment



The feedback will be delivered to students maximum 3 weeks after submitting their first assignment.

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