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EG50F6: SUBSEA CONTROL (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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 Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Sumeet Aphale

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 online 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

80% examination + 20% Continuous Assessment.

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

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



  • 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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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