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Course Overview

The course introduces concepts involved in offshore brownfield structural engineering, including case studies and design examples for small, medium and large projects, as well as an overview of  lifting guidance, structural integrity management and offshore survey information.

Emphasis will be placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations.

Students will access the teaching content via MyAberdeen and the course tutor will answer queries and provide guidance through an on-line forum.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Dr Paul Davidson

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

The course is delivered in 5 chapters as follows:

1.    Brownfield Structural Engineering Overview

2.    Brownfield Framed Structures

3.    Lifting with Structural Steelwork

4.    Lifting and Rigging Guidelines

5.    Project Examples

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

1st attempt: four coursework assignments (20%, 20%, 30% and 30%).

Resit: The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


The course is taught via distance learning where students access course material through MyAberdeen. Course tutors discuss and reply to queries through online discussion boards to give continual feedback throughout the semester.

 Students receive individual, written feedback following assignments.

Course Learning Outcomes


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