Offshore and Ocean Technology with Pipeline Engineering MSc/PgCert/PgDip

Full-time/Part-time

Offshore and Ocean Technology with Pipeline Engineering

Subsea pipelines are key to both field development and the transportation of oil and gas on a global scale. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Pipeline Engineering MSc course ensures that graduates are armed with the skills required to understand the materials, installation and maintenance issues associated with these important infrastructures.




Course overview

The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual thesis project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students are required to complete six of the eight modules.

Group project

The group project is an applied multidisciplinary, team-based activity. Often solving real-world, industry-based problems, students are provided with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project while working under academic supervision. Success is dependent on the integration of various activities and working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. Transferable skills such as team work, self-reflection and clear communication are also developed.


Individual Project

The individual project is the chance for students to focus on an area of particular interest to them and their future career.  Students select the individual project in consultation with the Thesis Co-ordinator and their Course Tutor. These projects provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research, think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge, and overcome genuine problems in the offshore industry. Many of the projects are supported by external organisations.


Modules

As part of this course, MSc students study six core modules and two elective modules from the lists below.

Core

  • Materials in the Offshore Environment
    Module LeaderDr Joy Sumner - Academic Fellow
    Syllabus
    • Introduction to materials: atomic structure, crystal structure, imperfections, diffusion, mechanical properties, dislocations and strengthening mechanisms, phase diagrams, phase transformations, solidification, corrosion
    • Introduction to materials in offshore structures: to materials usage in offshore engineering in fixed and floating structures, jack-ups, pipelines, and in topside and process equipment
    • Structural steels - C-Mn ferrite-pearlite structural steels, specifications and influence of composition, heat treatment and microstructure on mechanical properties
    • Pipeline Steels - Effect of processing grain refinement, thermomechanical treatment and accelerated cooled steels (TMCP).  Effect of composition, inclusions, grain size and production route on mechanical properties
    • Corrosion Resistant Materials - Stainless steels - austenitic, ferritic, martensitic and duplex stainless steels - compositions, microstructures, properties.  Other corrosion resistant alloys, copper and nickel based alloys, clad material
    • Non-metallic materials: concrete and reinforced concrete, polymers and composites used offshore
    • Offshore failures: case studies.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

    • Understand the basic principles of material structures on a micro and macro scale, and be able to relate microstructure to mechanical performance
    • Have a broad knowledge of how the chemical composition, microstructure and processing route for steels and non-ferrous alloys influence the resulting mechanical properties
    • Be able to relate fracture, and corrosion behaviour to particular alloy specifications
    • Understand the basis of selection of specific materials (steels, stainless steels, non-ferrous alloys, polymers, composites, corrosion resistant alloys and concrete) for different applications offshore
    • Know how to apply design codes, and their relevance to specification of materials in offshore applications
    • Have knowledge of the specifications, composition, structure and properties of the various steels and non-ferrous alloys.
  • Safety Risk and Reliability Offshore
    Module LeaderDr Mahmood Shafiee - Lecturer in Engineering Risk Analysis
    Syllabus

    Module syllabus covers following topics:

    • Introduction: concept of RAMS, risk management and reliability engineering   
    • Failure distributions: how to analysis and interpret failure data, introduce the most commonly used discrete and continuous failure distributions (e.g. Poisson, Exponential, Weibull and Normal)
    • Reliability and availability analysis: system breakdown, MTTF/MTBF/MTTR, survival, failure/hazard rate
    • Risk management process: hazard identification, assessment, evaluation and mitigation (risk acceptance, reduction, ignorance, transfer)
    • Risk assessment techniques for offshore energy systems: risk matrix, Pareto analysis, fault tree analysis, event tree analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, hazard and operability studies
    • Reliability analysis techniques for offshore energy systems: reliability block diagram, minimal cut-sets, series and parallel configurations, k-out-of-n systems, redundancies
    • Human reliability analysis and accident causation: major accident sequences, risk perception and control of risk. human reliability assessment tools, HEART and THERP
    • Offshore safety case and formal safety assessments: regulatory regime,  safety case requirements, types of study, scenario development, examples of use of QRA methods, consequence analysis, vulnerability of essential systems, smoke and gas ingress, evacuation escape and rescue and typical output
    • Review of major offshore accidents: Sea Gem, Alexander Keilland, Star Canopus and Piper Alpha disaster
    • Introduction to maintainability and its various measures, impact of maintenance strategy on system reliability
    • Introduction to structural reliability analysis: stress strength interference and limit state concepts, first-order/second-order reliability method (FORM/SORM), damage accumulation and modelling of time dependent failures
    • Workshops and case studies: work in groups to determine the risk and reliability of subsea production systems using various tools and techniques.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this module the student will:

    • Be able to explain the concept of risk and its application in the offshore industry
    • Have a basic understanding of reliability analysis techniques and the mathematical basis of risk and reliability
    • Be able to apply reliability block diagrams, fault tree and event trees analysis to the assessment of an underwater system
    • Appreciate the role of human error and equipment failure in accident causation
    • Understand how the above relate to the preparation of offshore safety cases.
  • Offshore Inspection
    Module LeaderDr Mahmood Shafiee - Lecturer in Engineering Risk Analysis
    Syllabus
    • Underlying principles defining why inspection is necessary
    • Marine growth/cleaning technique, standards
    • Underwater inspection - visual, by diver and ROV. inspection requirements, and planning. flooded member detection
    • NDT - introduction
    • Ultrasonics: Properties of sound waves: probe construction: systems A-scan , B-scan, C-scan, arrays and other data display/collection methods; defect sizing; weld inspection
    • Eddy currents: principles of eddy current formation; interaction with material inhomogeneities; the impedance plane as a basis of understanding the possibilities of the method; effects of depth of penetration and frequency.
    • Radiography: principles of x-ray production. gamma sources; use of both exposure variables; use of IQIs to size defects; safety
    • Electrical methods: ACFM and APCD, resistance (ac and dc) measurements
    • Magnetic particle inspection: production of high magnetic fields; use of particles, relative directions of field and flaw; demagnetisation
    • Dye penetrant: principles of cleaning, dyes, developers and interpretation of passive stress wave production and detection
    • Internals and external pipeline inspection.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this module the student will:

    • Understand the basic physics behind the various NDT techniques
    • Be able to select appropriate techniques for an application
    • Understand the capabilities and limitations of each method
    • Be competent in assessing new techniques and the likelihood of their use
    • Understand the problems caused by working underwater and on pipelines.
  • Corrosion in the Offshore Environment
    Module LeaderDr Marguerite Robinson - Senior Research Fellow
    Syllabus
    • Thermodynamics of Corrosion: Electrode reactions, potential.  Simple cells, electrochemical series, galvanic, series. Nernst equation.  Common cathodic reactions.  General corrosion. Pourbaix diagram
    • Corrosion Kinetics: Polarisation diagrams, Practical measurements, passivity
    • Corrosion Mechanisms: Effects of oxygen and carbon dioxide, Galvanic corrosion, Pitting and crevice corrosion, Mechanical interactions, Microbial corrosion, Corrosion of welds, Stress corrosion cracking, Hydrogen embrittlement and effects of H2S, High temperature corrosion
    • Corrosion Control: Paints, cathodic protection, Corrosion resistant alloys, corrosion monitoring, control by design.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

    • Have a good knowledge of the principles of corrosion and the factors that affect its rate
    • Be able to recognise the main types of corrosion and be aware of the conditions under which they can occur
    • Understand the principal methods of corrosion protection and be able to select appropriate methods of corrosion control.
  • Offshore pipeline design and installation
    Module LeaderDr Fuat Kara - Lecturer - Offshore & Renewable Energy T
    Syllabus
    • Overview of Components – Pipelines, risers, valves, pig launchers/receivers and flow metering equipment
    • Introduction to Design Procedures – Physical properties, stress analysis, buckling and collapse, strain-based design
    • Fluid flow through pipes – Basic hydrodynamics, multiphase flow, hydrate formation/prevention, wax formation/prevention
    • Pipelines Steels – Effect of processing: normalised quenched and tempered, thermo-mechanically treated and accelerated cooled steels.  Seamless, HFERW and UOE manufacturing processes, corrosion resistant steels
    • Design for installation – S-lay, J-lay, deepwater, calculation of tensions, reeling
    • Thermal coatings – Requirements, selection and application of coating, field joint coating systems   
    • Pipelay Methods – Laybarge configurations, anchor handling /DP, Reel barge, pipeline bundles, ‘pipe in pipe’, factors affecting productivity.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

    • Understand the basic procedures in offshore pipeline design and installation
    • Be able to select appropriate components for an installation
    • Have a knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of different pipelaying techniques
    • Understand the problems caused by fluids carried within pipelines.
  • Management for Technology: Energy
    Module LeaderMr Stephen Carver - Lecturer in Project & Programme Management
    Syllabus
    • Project management: Scope definition. Planning and Scheduling. Critical path analysis
    • People management: Understanding you. Understanding other people. Working in teams. Dealing with conflicts
    • Marketing: Marketing technology. Selling technology. Market segmentation
    • Negotiation: Preparation for Negotiations. Negotiation process. Win-Win solutions
    • New product development: Commercialising technology. Market drivers. Time to market. Focusing technology. Concerns
    • Presentation skills: Understanding your audience. Focusing your message. Successful presentations. Getting your message across
    • Finance: Profit and loss accounts. Balance sheets. Cash flow forecasting.  Project appraisal
    • Business game: Working in teams (companies), students will set up and run a technology company and make decisions on investment, R&D funding, operations, marketing and sales strategy.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On completion of this module the student should:

    • Understand the structure of a company, and the importance of business policy, financial matters and working environment
    • Recognise the commercial aspects relevant to the manufacture of a product or provision of a technical services
    • Demonstrate an understanding of  the key elements of management required for design, research and development
    • Work effectively in a team to set up and make the appropriate decisions to run a successful technology company.

Elective

  • Offshore Renewable Energy - Technology
    Module LeaderDr Fuat Kara - Lecturer - Offshore & Renewable Energy T
    Syllabus
    • Wind turbines: design, mounting/mooring arrangements, installation. Failure mechanisms, design of wind environment, aerodynamic characteristics of horizontal and vertical axis wind turbines, boundary element method, momentum method, boundary element momentum method
    • Wave energy: energy within water wave, description and operation of various systems proposed and in use for inshore and offshore application, design of wave environment, maximum power absorption from ocean waves, hydrodynamic characteristics of wave energy converters, response of floating structures, fluid structure interactions, time and frequency domain numerical methods both in two and three dimension
    • Tidal energy: current stream devices, barrage systems hydrodynamics characteristics of tidal devices, wave and current effects, fluid-structure interactions, time and frequency domain numerical methods both in two and three dimension
    • Energy storage, transmission and distribution issues and solutions. 
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

    • Apply a sound knowledge of the various technologies that have been developed and proposed for harnessing offshore wind energy, wave energy and tidal steam energy
    • Identify and apply the science, technology and engineering that is directly transferable from the offshore oil and gas industry, to the offshore renewable energy sector
    • Work effectively within the offshore renewable energy sector (having gained skills and knowledge from other parts of the course).
  • Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation
    Module LeaderDr Fuat Kara - Lecturer - Offshore & Renewable Energy T
    Syllabus

    Module syllabus covers the following topics:

    • Reservoir Engineering: introduction, reservoir rocks - properties, reservoir fluids; rock-fluid interaction; phase behaviour of reservoir fluids; classification of reservoir fluids
    • Drilling: history, drilling systems, tubing programs, connectors; primary guidance; motion compensation, wellhead housings, running tools, templates and tiebacks, completion overview
    • Subsea Production: fundamental requirements; hardware - trees, manifolds, flowlines; analysis of building blocks; subsea developments - examples, case studies; new technologies.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this module the student will:

    • Have a basic understanding of (petroleum) reservoir engineering
    • Have a knowledge of the equipment needed and procedures practised for the extraction of natural hydrocarbons (oil and gas) from offshore locations
    • Understand the problems encountered and potential dangers involved during the extraction of oil/gas
    • Understand how procedures/equipment have developed in order to minimise the potential dangers
    • Understand the requirements in terms of equipment for the production of oil and gas in offshore and subsea locations
    • Have an overview of the factors to be considered in the development of an offshore/subsea oil/gas field.
  • Reliability engineering and asset risk management
    Module LeaderDr Mahmood Shafiee - Lecturer in Engineering Risk Analysis
    Syllabus
    • Introduction: Asset management, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), asset productivity
    • Asset integrity: Asset integrity management, Risk-based integrity, through-life engineering
    • Maintenance engineering: Maintenance regimes, reactive vs. proactive maintenance; Age and block maintenance, reliability-centred maintenance (RCM), risk-based maintenance (RBM)
    • Fault prognosis and diagnosis: Fault detection and failure location; root-cause analysis (RCA), Common-cause analysis (CCA), Condition-based maintenance (CBM), predictive maintenance (PdM)
    • Introduction to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), world-class maintenance (WCMain)
    • Maintenance modelling, planning, scheduling, and optimization
    • Reliability data analysis: types and sources of reliability data, data collection, data cleansing, data accuracy and precision, model fitting, big-data, incomplete data, redundant data, not-detailed data
    • Applications of Monte-Carlo simulation in system reliability and availability modelling
    • Probability of failure, Cost of failure, and risk of failure in offshore energy systems
    • System’s life-cycle: Life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis, whole-life costing, how to identify key cost drivers
    • Warranty and service contracts analysis: guarantees, warranties, extended warranties, service contracts, and maintenance outsourcing with several examples from the oil and gas, marine renewable, railway and manufacturing industries
    • Workshops and case studies: Work in groups to analyse the reliability, availability and maintainability of various offshore systems and components.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

    • Have a good knowledge of the asset risk management techniques and maintenance strategies used in different industries
    • Be familiar with various proactive maintenance policies (Age and block, RCM, RBM, CBM, PdM, TPM)
    • Understand the concept and applications of Monte-Carlo simulation in system reliability and availability modelling
    • Have a basic understanding of system’s life-cycle and understand the financial implications involved with assessing the maintenance and risk factors of offshore projects
  • Structural Integrity
    Syllabus
    • Introduction and Structural Design Philosophies
    • Fatigue Crack Initiation
    • Fracture Mechanics (1) – Derivation of G and K
    • Fracture Mechanics (2) – LEFM and EPFM
    • Fracture Mechanics (3) – Evaluation of Fracture Mechanics Parameters; K and J
    • Fracture Toughness Testing and Analysis; KIC and JIC
    • Creep Deformation and Crack Growth
    • Non Destructive Testing Methods
    • Inspection Reliability
    • Defect Assessment, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Welded Components
    • Fracture of Composites
    • Corrosion Engineering.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

    • Gain a systematic understanding of structural integrity and fitness-for-service issues.
    • Demonstrate an in-depth awareness of the current practice and its limitations in aspects of structural integrity.
    • Develop a critical and analytical approach towards the engineering aspects of structural integrity.
    • Be able to confidently assess the applicability of the tools of structural integrity to new problems and apply them appropriately.
  • Engineering Stress Analysis: Theory and Simulation
    Module LeaderDr Ali Mehmanparast - Lecturer in Structural Integrity
    Syllabus

    Stress Analysis: Introduction to stress analysis of components and structures, Ductile and brittle materials, Tensile data analysis, Material properties, Isotropic/kinematic hardening, Dynamic strain aging, Complex stress and strain, Stress and strain transformation, Principal stresses, Maximum shear stress, Mohr’s circle, Constitutive stress-strain equations, Fracture and yield criteria, Constraint and triaxiality effects, Plane stress and plane strain conditions, Thin walled cylinder theory, Thick walled cylinder theory (Lame Equations), Compound cylinders, Plastic deformation of cylinders, Introduction to computational stress analysis.

    Finite Element Analysis: Introduction to FEA, Types of elements, Integration points, Meshing, Mesh convergence, Visualisation, Results interpretation, Beam structures under static and dynamic loading, stress concentration in steel and composite plates, tubular assemblies, 2D and 3D modelling of solid structures, axisymmetry and symmetry boundary conditions, CS1: Stress and strain variation in a pressure vessel subjected to different loading conditions, CS2: Prediction and validation of the stress and strain fields ahead of the crack tip.
    Intended learning outcomesOn successful completion of this study the student should be able to:
    • Develop a strong foundation on stress analysis and demonstrate the ability to analyse a range of structural problems.
    • Understand the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis, be able to evaluate methodologies applied to the analysis of structural members (beams, plates, shells, struts), and critically evaluate the applicability and limitations of the methods and the ability to make use of original thought and judgement when approaching structural analysis.
    • Demonstrate an in-depth awareness of current practice through case studies of engineering problems.
    • Develop skills in using the most widely applied commercial finite element software package (ABAQUS) and some of its advanced functionalities.
    • Understand the importance of mesh sensitivity analysis and validation of finite element models.

Assessment

Taught modules 40%, group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), individual project 40%.

Start date, duration and location

Start date: Full-time: October. Part-time: throughout the year.

Duration: Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years, Full-time PgCert - one year, Part-time PgCert - two years, Full-time PgDip - one year, Part-time PgDip - two years

Teaching location: Cranfield

Overview

Providing a stable, secure and financially viable energy supply is a fundamental issue impacting our homes and workplaces. Cranfield’s expertise relates to all the potential solutions; from our ongoing relationship with oil and gas, to our developing reliance on renewable energy from the world around us.

Key advantages:

  • Project with industry: through our group and individual projects our students have regular contact with potential employers.
  • Learning from the best academics: we attract top-quality staff from across the world, many of them are world-leading in their area of expertise. The diverse mix of backgrounds and experiences creates a rich teaching and research environment.
  • Outstanding facilities: we have exceptional facilities many of which are unique in the university sector. Our impressive on-site pilot-scale facilities include: gas turbines and high-pressure combustion rigs, a structural integrity laboratory and an ocean systems laboratory.
  • Research-informed teaching: Our teaching is informed by our expertise in power generation, advanced fossil fuel technologies and transport systems. We’re currently researching offshore renewables, oil and gas engineering, the production and clean use of fossil fuels.
  • Networking opportunities: Our considerable network of contacts gives you the opportunity to build useful connections with industry.
  • Industry relevant courses: We design our courses with employers and combine high-calibre teaching with practical work experience, giving you an unparalleled competitive edge. The relevance and appropriateness of the MSc content is reviewed by an Industrial Advisory Panel, a group of key figures in relevant industries (i.e. Shell, Society of Underwater Technology, ABS).

Informed by industry

Our courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry and have a strong input from experts in their sector. These include:

  • P A Consulting
  • Joint Research Centre, Ispra
  • Adas
  • Cresswell Associates
  • Chartered Institute of Waste Management
  • Geospatial Insight
  • Oakdene Hollins
  • Golder
  • Astrium Geo-information Services
  • Unilever
  • Landscape Science Consultancy
  • WRc PLC
  • FWAG
  • RSPB
  • ERM
  • GIGL
  • WRG
  • Environment Agency
  • Chartered Institute of Water and Environment Management
  • Enviros
  • Health Protection Agency
  • Neales Waste
  • Natural England
  • National Trust
  • Trucost
  • SLR Consulting
  • Highview Power Storage
  • Nomura Code Securities

Your teaching team

You will be taught by experts from the Offshore Technology Group, staff from other academic departments and industrial representatives.





Facilities and resources

The School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood owns facilities and associated equipment which are often unique to Cranfield. In relation to the Offshore and Ocean Technology programme, Cranfield University operates state-of-the-art corrosion laboratories, materials testing facilities and diving tanks. We operate both autonomous and remotely operated vehicles for undersea applications. These facilities underpin our research and teaching activities. We also run the record breaking hyperbaric chamber for deep weld simulation.

Entry Requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related science or engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director.

Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study.


English Language

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

IELTS - 6.5

TOEFL - 92 

Pearson PTE Academic - 65

Cambridge English Scale - 180

Cambridge English: Advanced - C

Cambridge English: Proficiency - C

In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).

Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.


Fees

Home EU Student Fees

MSc Full-time - £9,000

MSc Part-time - £1,500 *

PgDip Full-time - £7,200

PgDip Part-time - £1,500 *

PgCert Full-time - £3,600

PgCert Part-time - £1,500 *

Overseas Fees

MSc Full-time - £17,500

MSc Part-time - £17,500 **

PgDip Full-time - £14,000

PgDip Part-time - £14,000 **

PgCert Full-time - £7,000

PgCert Part-time - £10,800 **

*

The annual registration fee is quoted above. An additional fee of £1,300 per module is also payable.

**

Students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or to pay in four equal instalments at six month intervals (i.e. the full fee to be paid over the first two years of their registration). 

Fee notes:

  • The fees outlined apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017.
  • All students pay the tuition fee set by the University for the full duration of their registration period agreed at their initial registration.
  • A deposit may be payable, depending on your course.
  • Additional fees for extensions to the agreed registration period may be charged and can be found below.
  • Fee eligibility at the Home/EU rate is determined with reference to UK Government regulations. As a guiding principle, EU nationals (including UK) who are ordinarily resident in the EU pay Home/EU tuition fees, all other students (including those from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) pay Overseas fees.

Funding

To help students in finding and securing appropriate funding we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Visit the funding finder.

Prestige Scholarship

The Prestige Scholarship provides funding of up to £11,000 to cover up to £9k fees and a potential contribution to living expenses. This scholarship has been designed to attract exceptional candidates to Cranfield University so we welcome applications from UK or EU graduates with a first-class honours undergraduate degree. Prestige Scholarships are available for all MSc courses in the Energy, Environment and Agrifood themes.

Merit MSc Bursary

The Merit MSc Bursary provides funding of up to £5,000 towards tuition fees. Applicants should be UK or EU graduates with a first class honours, 2:1 honours or in exceptional circumstances 2:2 honours undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Merit MSc Bursaries are available for all MSc courses in the Energy, Environment and Agrifood themes.

International MSc Bursary

The International MSc Bursary provides funding of up to £5,000 towards tuition fees. Applicants should be from outside the EU with a first class honours or upper second class honours undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. International MSc Bursaries are available for all MSc courses in the Energy, Environment and Agrifood themes.

Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)

The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying technology-based MSc courses.

Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)

Cranfield offers competitive scholarships for Mexican students in conjunction with Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) in science, technology and engineering.

Society of Underwater Technology (SUT)

The Society of Underwater Technology’s Educational Support Fund currently pays its sponsored students up to a maximum of £4,000 per annum for a full academic year.


Application Process

Online application form. UK students are normally expected to attend an interview and financial support is best discussed at that time. Overseas and EU students may be interviewed by telephone.

Career opportunities

Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in the extremely exciting and challenging fields of offshore oil and gas exploration, underwater engineering, pipeline engineering, risk management in offshore and marine operations, and the emerging offshore renewable energy industry. The international nature of such activities means that career opportunities are not restricted to the domestic market; Cranfield graduates develop careers around the world.