MSc Programme

The overall objective of the Delft University of Technology Offshore & Dredging Engineering MSc Degree curriculum is to prepare its participants to work in and later lead teams of engineers designing all sorts of man-made objects to be used in localized areas of the (deeper) sea.
The entire MSc curriculum lasts two academic years (120 ECTS). The courses which make up the offshore & dredging engineering MSc curriculum are divided into the core curriculum and a specialisations of choice.

Generally speaking, each participant is expected to include the following in his or her own study programme:

  • The common core curriculum
  • One specialisation
  • Elective courses to complement 120 ECTS

The core curriculum consists of the following courses. This curriculum is in total 69 ECTS, with the thesis included. Below you will find al the courses with a short description and a link to the official Digital Study Guide.

Survey of Offshore Engineering Lectures

The main objectives of this course are to place Offshore Engineering in a broader professional context and to help participants confirm that their curriculum choice is the correct one. Furthermore participants are prepared to discuss specialized problems with experts from many of the technical fields that support offshore engineering activities.
OE4601 / 3 ECTS / Digital Study Guide

Survey of Offshore Engineering Project

The objective of the project is to practice subdividing a large technical problem into a number of smaller, more schematized but linked problems for more specific solutions. During the project it is necessary to integrate the knowledge and skills from other courses. This a team exercise.
OE4610 / 8 ECTS / Digital Study Guide

Introduction to Offshore Structures

The objectives of this course are to obtain an overview of the floating and bottom founded structures commonly used in offshore and to understand the main design drivers of such structures.
OE4603 / 3 ECTS/ Digital Study Guide

Physical Oceanography

The objectives of this course are to obtain an overview of the floating and bottom founded structures commonly used in offshore and to understand the main design drivers of such structures.
OE4603 / 3 ECTS/ Digital Study Guide

Short Waves

(Not mandatory for students who started their MSc studies in 2008/2009 and later)

The main objective of Short Waves is to obtain a general awareness of the marine environment aspects most relevant to offshore engineering with specific emphasis on ocean waves.
CT4320a / 4 ECTS/ Digital Study Guide

Wind Waves

The main objective of Short Waves is to obtain a general awareness of the marine environment aspects most relevant to offshore engineering with specific emphasis on wind waves.
CT5316 / 3 ECTS/ Digital Study Guide

Offshore Hydromechanics

This course is about the interaction between the sea and an object in it such as a ship, marine riser, offshore tower or a marine pipeline.
OE4630 / 8 ECTS/ Digital Study Guide

Probabilistic Design

The objective of this course is to become prepared to handle uncertainties in a design situation. These (technical) uncertainties can proceed from either: Loadings such as those caused by irregular waves, long term extreme environmental conditions, man-machine interactions and material property variations.
CT4130 / 4 ECTS/ Digital Study Guide

Soil Mechanics

This course provides a basic background in soil mechanics. It is intended for all Offshore Engineering MSc Degree participants who have not (yet) completed a course in this subject.
AES1730 / 3 ECTS/ Digital Study Guide

Thesis

The thesis is a medium by which a participant demonstrates attainment of a professional level within his or her Offshore Engineering MSc Degree programme.
The coaching team is dependent upon topic, but usually including at least two  TU Delft faculty members including at least one full professor who serves as coaching team chairman. Each industry-sponsored thesis also includes at least one representative from the hosting company or agency.
OE5690 / 37 ECTS/ Digital Study Guide

Marine Pipelines

The course prepares participants to design oil and gas as well as multi-phase marine pipelines from the points of view of:
- Internal flows and flow assurance.
- Pipeline route selection and design for stability in place.
- Pipeline construction and installation.
OE4653 / 4 ECTS / Digital Study Guide

Subsea Engineering

The course prepares participants to work with others designing and specifying specialized equipment to be used for subsea work in deep water.
OE4654 / 4 ECTS / Digital Study Guide


Specialisations

Offshore & Dredging Engineering includes three specialisations. These are: Bottom Founded Structures, Floating Structures and Dredging Engineering: