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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course enables students to write a dissertation based on a subsea related topic of the student’s own choice. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Subsea industry.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Antonios Karadimos

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 aim off the course is to permit students to undertake a piece of supervised academic research: to demonstrate critical thinking within a selected research subject; to collect, manage and/or interpret data from a variety of sources; to prepare written documentation in a scientific manner appropriate for peer-reviewed publications.

Further Information & Notes

EG59F9 is the code for students undertaking the programme on-campus. This is a full time course over a 3 month period following the completion of all the taught elements.

EG59E9 and EG59G9 are the codes for students undertaking the programme by distance learning. These are part time courses over a 6 month period following completion of all the taught elements. EG59E9 is for students starting the project in February. EG59G9 is for students starting the project in June.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week41

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Assessment is via a written thesis of approximately 50 pages. 

For campus based (EG59F9) students, marks will be awarded for (a) presentation and style of writing 15%, (b) technical content and merit of dissertation 45%, (c) evidence of critical reasoning 25% and (d) conduct of project 15%.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback is provided via one on one discussion with the student’s academic supervisor and (where appropriate), the student’s industrial supervisor.

Course Learning Outcomes


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