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 lead teams of engineers which design all sorts of man-made objects to be used in localized areas of the (deeper) sea.
The entire MSc curriculum lasts two academic years and consists of 120 ECTS. The courses which make up the Offshore & Dredging Engineering MSc curriculum are divided into the core curriculum and a specialisation 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

The core curriculum for the master degree Offshore Engineering consists of the following courses. These courses total 75 ECTS, including the thesis. Below you will find a short description of all the courses and a link to the official Digital Study Guide. For each of the specialisations there is a supplement core curriculum, these can be seen in the specialisations pages.

You have to choose a minimum of 3 ECTS and a maximum of 6 ECTS.

  • Ethics and Engineering (3ECTS)
  • Philosophy of engineering science and design (3ECTS)
  • Ethics of Transportation (3ECTS)
  • Ethics of Technological Risks (3ECTS)
  • Climate Ethics (3ECTS)
  • Water Ethics (3ECTS)


Offshore & Dredging Engineering includes five specialisations. These are: Bottom Founded Structures, Dredging Engineering, Trenching & Deepsea Mining, Floating Offshore Structures, Structural Design & Analysis and Offshore Renewable Energy. 

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