I am Manish Shrivastava from Nalanda, India. I am doing a two year MSc programme in Offshore and Dredging Engineering at TU Delft. Before joining TU Delft, I was a professional Marine Engineer. I sailed in Container Ships and then in Offshore Ships in Bombay High Oil field, where I saw the potential scope of offshore technology in future. Due to ever increasing prices of real estate in coastal cities, rising sea levels, world dredging technology is undergoing natural boost. Shore based Oil and Gas industry has touched its saturation point. Offshore oil and gas companies are going deeper and deeper to search oil and they need best technology and brain in this nascent field. I found the Offshore and Dredging Engineering course at TU Delft to be very versatile and comprehensive. Four specializations and many subspecialisations give students option to choose and streamline their specific interests in Bottom founded structures, Floating Structures, Dredging, Subsea, Arctic, Pipeline, Deep Sea Mining, Wind Turbine and many other technology areas. Course has support of Dutch Offshore and Dredging industry, best teachers and mentors. Delft has one of most beautiful natural surroundings. Multicultural atmosphere at university helps in understanding different cultural backgrounds and it brings together their delicacies, which I find very useful for efficient working multicultural offshore industry. I am working on my thesis on topic ‘Analysis of Vertical Hydrodynamic Force During Float over from Dockwise Vanguard’. I am learning about future scope of CFD simulations to get insight into physics of non-linear phenomena in offshore hydrodynamics. I am enjoying my work. I also work 10 hours a week at pipelay company Allseas, as Junior Technical Inspector. I can certainly say, Dutch industry is most advanced among offshore competitors, and vicinity of TU Delft helps students and industry both in maintaining the innovative edge. I think, I made best decision of my life to study MSc in Offshore and Dredging at TU Delft.