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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 Online 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.

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

Assessment is via a written thesis of approximately 50 pages.

For distance learning (EG59E9 and EG59G9) students, marks will be awarded for (a) presentation and style of writing 20%, (b) technical content and merit of dissertation 50% and (c) evidence of critical reasoning 30%.

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.


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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