MSc Offshore & Dredging Engineering

Offshore & Dredging Engineering concerns the sustainable utilisation of resources and space in the ocean environment. On the one hand, this relates to the extraction of resources such as energy and materials, while preventing irreversible impact on the ecosystem, and on the other the responsible use of space in synergy with the environment, for instance for the development of offshore wind parks.

Consequently, offshore developments can no longer be considered in isolation, but should be seen as a part of the entire ocean system, within which numerous other human and natural activities take place. This requires a system perspective on all offshore developments. Such a system perspective also implies full life-cycle analyses, based on the principle of circularity and the avoidance of irreversible changes in the natural environment.

What you will learn

Within this context, tomorrow’s offshore & dredging engineers should be prepared for leadership in highly complex technosocietal systems, while recognizing that the demands of these roles will be continually evolving. Even more than today, future offshore & dredging engineers will be called upon to demonstrate synergistic combinations of technological knowledge, professional competences, multi-disciplinary experiences, and effective personal attributes.

In accordance with the TU Delft Framework for Future Master Education 2020-2030, the MSc programme Offshore & Dredging Engineering educates future professionals, who:

  • master state-of-the-art disciplinary knowledge.
  • are trained to act successfully in an interdisciplinary environment and have freedom of choice to define their own ‘profile’ within a bandwidth.
  • are encouraged to continuously develop professionally and personally based on conscious individual goal setting.
  • develop societal awareness and sharpen their emotional and ethical intelligence in a systematic way, with ample room to learn from failure.
  • are educated for a successful career, not only for their first job.

The curriculum of the programme is well-balanced between theoretical learning (“what”) and the application of theoretical knowledge in creating solutions for future societal challenges (“how”).