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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 Online Sustained Study No
  • Dr Majid Aleyaasin

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

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. EG50T7 is the campus 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

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%.

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

Course Learning Outcomes


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