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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course is designed for students to develop skills in the Structural Engineering of Jacket Attachments, with the key emphasis on structural clamps.

The course introduces the concepts involved in the design of Jacket Attachments, mainly structural clamps. It offers a range of design specifications, case studies and worked examples.  Emphasis is placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations.  Design guidance is drawn from a wide range of bespoke industry practice, and serves to represent the range of approaches to the complex design of structural clamps.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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?

  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The key course note chapters are:

1: Jackets Attachments Overview

2: Clamp Design Guidance Notes

3: Riser Design and Installation Project

4: Design of Riser Clamp

This course is delivered by Online Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web (MyAberdeen) in 3 blocks at 4 week intervals.

The course tutor will be contactable on the on-line forum, as well as via email.

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: Assessment is by coursework alone, and will consist of four pieces of coursework (worth 15%, 30%, 30%, and 25% of the total course mark). In all assignments clear and logical presentation is emphasised, as is the ability to produce clear sketches, reasonably to scale.

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

Students must complete a series of short multiple choice quizzes to test their understanding of the course notes, and to release further course materials at defined stages through the half session.


Students receive individual, written feedback on their coursework for all three continuous assessment assignments via MyAberdeen. Whole-class feedback will be posted, where indicated.

Course Learning Outcomes


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