Offshore Engineering Master's Program


Compulsory Courses

Course Name Description
Mathematical Methods in Engineering Method of Separation of Variables, Calculus of Variations, Rayleigh-Ritz Method, Weighted Residual Methods, Perturbation Method, Finite Difference Method, Finite Element Method, Boundary Element Method
Offshore Engineering Mechanics: Structural Dynamics Introduction: Offshore engineering and offshore structures. Free vibration with linear damping. Forced vibration. Time domain solutions. Vibrations of discrete systems with N degrees of freedom. Modal analysis. The frequency response functions. Derivations of equations of motion for beam in bending, beam in shear, rod in axial motion, rod in torsion and taut cable. Waves of one dimensional continuous systems. Excitation, propagation, reflection and transmission of pulses in cables and rods. Harmonic waves and traveling pulses. Steady-state structural response of piles to harmonic loads. Nonlinear equations of motion. Forced oscillations with nonlinear damping and nonlinear restoration. Responses in irregular sea. Fluid-structure interaction. Fluid-structure-soil interaction.
Offshore Engineering Mechanics: Hydrodynamics Introduction: Offshore engineering and offshore structures. Fundamental concepts and equations. Wave theories. Random sea waves. Statistical properties of random waves. Spectra of waves. Estimation of wave conditions at a location in sea. Statistical analysis of extreme waves. Wave forces on small bodies. Wave forces on large bodies. Random wave forces. Morison equation with a wave spectrum. Dynamic response of structures.
Simulations of Solid and Fluid Problems Introduction to finite element analysis. Introduction to ANSYS software. Static stress analysis. Buckling . Vibration. Impact. Fatigue. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics(CFD), basic fluid mechanics concepts, governing equations of fluid motion, RANS equations. Turbulent flow, transport equations, closure problem, modelling of turbulence, wall treatment. Computational meshes, grid generation, grid independence, introduction to Gambit software. Introduction to finite volume method, basic numerical solvers, introduction to Fluent software. Simulation of flow field with CFD: Steady, external flow case. Wall-bounded, seperated flow case. Unsteady flow case with vortex shedding.

Elective Courses

Course Name Description
Design Optimisation in Offshore Engineering Introduction to optimization. Unconstrained optimization. Constrained optimization. Genetic algorithms – I. Genetic algorithms – II. Optimization applications. Metamodelling. Artificial neural networks. Kriging and radial basis function networks. Metamodelling applications. Design problem setup. Case study I. Case study II. Project presentation.
Environmental Aspects of Offshore Activities General introduction to oil and gas industry, dredging, drilling and production activities. Typical discharges of dredging, drilling and production activities. Hazardous substances. Oilfield chemicals. Produced water and its major components. Environmental effects of dredging, drilling and production activities. Effects of resuspended sediments. Beneficial uses of produced water. Environmental fate of produced water discharges. Sampling and analysis techniques for produced water, sediment and biota. Data assessment and interpretation. Guidelines for offshore chemical selection. Assessment the impact of chemical discharges. Offshore models used for hazard and risk assessment (e.g. the CHARM – Chemical Hazard Assessment and Risk Management model).
Offshore Wind Farm Design Introduction to wind energy. Design considerations. Offshore wind climate. Waves, currents and combined statistics. Foundations. Loads, dynamics and structural design. Installation. Wind farm aspects. Operation and maintenance.
Oil Pollution, Control and Cleanup Techniques Types of Oil and their properties, Behavior of Oil in the Environment, Effects of Oil Pollution on the environment, Analysis, Detection, and Remote Sensing of Oil Pollution, Containment on Water, Oil Recovery on Water, Separation, Pumping, Decontamination and Disposal, Spill-Treating Agents ( Dispersants etc), In-Situ Burning, Shoreline Cleanup and Restoration / Bioremediation, Nanotechnology-based solutions for oil spills, Worldwide Analysis of Marine Oil Spill Cleanup Cost Factors.
Marine Corrosion and Corrosion Control Scope and language of marine corrosion, Basics of corrosion, Corrosion types, Corrosion in different environments. Protection against corrosion, Correct selection of materials, Constructional design to reduce corrosion, Using paints and coatings, Using sacrificial anodes, Corrosion inhibitors, Surface preparation and application equipment, Coatings, Testing and Inspection, Design and Failure Analysis.
Advanced Underwater Acoustics Uses of sound in the ocean, acoustical wave equation, sound pressure levels, volumetric absorption, sound speed calculations, Sonar design, Fourier transforms and directivity, ray theory, underwater noise, sources of noise in ships