Master of Science (Offshore Technology)

Programme Information

The Master of Science (Offshore Technology) programme, or M.SC. (OT) in short, is jointly hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and is administered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

It offers a comprehensive coverage of topics in Offshore Engineering, Subsea Engineering and Petroleum Engineering that are of great relevance to the offshore oil and gas industry which span the design of facilities in shallow waters to challenges that are faced by engineers in developments in deep waters and in arctic conditions, and technologies related to drilling, downhole measurements and characterization in the exploration and production of petroleum reservoirs.

A student can choose to graduate with ONLY one of the following:



Students of MSc (Offshore Technology) now have an option to participate in an exchange programme with either Delft University of Technology (TUD) or Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU). For more information, please send your enquiry to Ms. Yuniar at ceeyu@nus.edu.sg. Part-time and full-time students are eligible, subject to nomination.



Modules for M.Sc. (Offshore) programme

The programme's modules are presented in the following three groups:

(i) Modules in Offshore Technology
All modules below are 4 MCs each with the exception of OT5001 Independent Study Module which is 8 MCs.

OT5001 Independent Study Module (8MC)
OT5101 Exploration and Production of Petroleum
OT5102 Oil & Gas Technology
OT5201 Marine Statics & Dynamics
OT5202 Analysis & Design of Offshore Structure
OT5203 Design of Floating Structures
OT5204 Moorings & Risers
OT5205 Offshore Pipelines
OT5206 Offshore Foundations
OT5207 Arctic Engineering
OT5301 Subsea Systems Engineering
OT5303 Subsea Control
OT5304 Subsea Construction & Operations Support
OT5305 Pressure Surges in Oil & Gas Flow Systems
OT5401 Geoscience for Petroleum Exploration
OT5402 Seismic Acquisition and Processing
OT5403 Petrophysics and Downhole Measurements
OT5404 Reservoir Characterization and Rock Physics
OT5881 Topics in Offshore Technology Engineering
OT5882 Topics in Subsea Engineering
OT5883 Topics in Petroleum Engineering
ME5301 Flow Systems Analysis
CE5307 Wave Hydrodynamics and Physical Oceanography
ME5506 Corrosion of Materials
ME5513 Fracture and Fatigue of Materials


(ii) Modules for Specialization in Subsea Engineering
All modules below are 4 MCs each with the exception of OT5001A Independent Study Module: Subsea Engineering which is 8 MCs.

OT5102 Oil & Gas Technology (Compulsory)
OT5301 Subsea Systems Engineering. [Compulsory unless the student has taken this module for his/her B.Eng.(Mechanical Engineering) programme]
OT5205 Offshore Pipelines
OT5302 Flow Assurance
OT5303 Subsea Control
OT5304 Subsea Construction & Operations Support
OT5305 Pressure Surges in Oil & Gas Flow Systems
OT5882 Topics in Subsea Engineering
OT5001A Independent Study Module: Subsea Engineering


(iii) Modules for Specialization in Petroleum Engineering
All modules below are 4 MCs each with the exception of OT5001B Independent Study Module: Petroleum Engineering which is 8 MCs.

OT5401 Geoscience for Petroleum Exploration
OT5402 Seismic Acquisition and Processing
OT5403 Petrophysics and Downhole Measurements
OT5404 Reservoir Characterization and Rock Physics
OT5883 Topics in Petroleum Engineering
OT5001B Independent Study Module: Petroleum Engineering
[Note: Other modules related to Petroleum Engineering are being planned and may include Reservoir Engineering and Simulation, and Enhanced Oil Recovery]


(iv) Elective modules
All modules below are 4 MCs each.

CE4257 Linear Finite Element Analysis,
CE4258 Structural Stability and Dynamics
CE5105 Analytical & Numerical Methods in Foundation Engineering
CE5308 Coastal Engineering and Sediment Transport
CE5509 Advanced Structural Steel Design
CE5514 Plate and Shell Structures
CE5603 Engineering Economics and Project Evaluation
CE5702 CE Reliability Analysis & Design
CE5804 Global Infrastructure Project Management
CE6003 Numerical Methods in Engineering Mechanics
CE6006 Advanced Finite Element Analysis
CE6101 Geotechnical Constitutive Modelling
ME5105 Shock and Vibration Control
ME5201 Thermal Systems Design
ME5362 Advanced Fluid Transients Computation and Modelling
ME5402 Advanced Robotics
SH5204 Safety Engineering


Programme Structure

M.Sc.(Offshore Technology)
Students reading the programme without specialising in Subsea Engineering or Petroleum Engineering, must successfully complete a programme with at least 40 MCs and achieve a minimum CAP of 3.00 which consist of:
  1. at least 28 MCs (7 modules) from modules listed in part (i); &
  2. the remaining up to 12 MCs (3 modules) from modules listed in part (iv) However, subject to prior approval from the Department's Programme Management Committee, up to two (2) modules may be taken from outside the prescribed programme's curriculum.

M.Sc.(Offshore Technology) with Specialisation in Subsea Engineering
To be eligible for the specialization, students must successfully complete a programme at least 40 MCs and achieve a minimum CAP of 3.00 which consist of:
  1. at least 20 MCs (5 modules) from modules listed in part (ii); &
  2. at least 28 MCs less the number of MCs taken in (a) from modules listed in part (i); &
  3. the remaining up to 12 MCs (3 modules) from modules listed in part (iv). However, subject to prior approval from the Department's Programme Management Committee, up to two (2) modules may be taken from outside the prescribed programme's curriculum.

M.Sc. (Offshore Technology) with Specialization in Petroleum Engineering
To be eligible for the specialization, students must successfully complete a programme at least 40 MCs and achieve a minimum CAP of 3.00 which consist of:
  1. at least 20 MCs (5 modules) from modules listed in part (iii); &
  2. at least 28 MCs less the number of MCs taken in (a) from modules listed in part (i); &
  3. the remaining up to 12 MCs (3 modules) from modules listed in part (iv). However, subject to prior approval from the Department's Programme Management Committee, up to two (2) modules may be taken from outside the prescribed programme's curriculum.

M.Sc.(Offshore Technology) students are not allowed to do a module which they have previously taken and counted towards a different degree programme without prior permission from the Head of Department.

Admission Requirements

Applications are open to candidates who have completed a Degree in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with at least a NUS BEng 2nd Class Honours, or its equivalent. Candidates with other qualifications and achievements deemed to be suitably prepared for the programme of study may also be considered. Candidates with relevant working experience will be considered favourably. Selection of students is on a competitive basis.

Application

The programme has 2 intakes per year, January intake and August intake respectively; application period generally opens 6 months prior.

Please click here for application period information and procedure.

Period of Candidature

Number of modules per semester

Attendance matters

Attendance should be satisfactory. The onus is on students to attend classes.

Class Time-Table

Time-Table for CEE MSc Modules
Tentative Schedule for the Graduate Modules
Description of Modules
Time-Table for ME Modules

 

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