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Master of Subsea Engineering

MSubsEng(Curtin) - MC-SBSENG Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 2 years full time

The Western Australian offshore oil and gas industry is moving to deeper water.

The recent introduction of Floating LNG facilities (FLNG) offshore WA and the potential for future deep water, remote oil and gas production requires the development of new deep water technologies to bring these hydrocarbon reserves to shore.

This course has been designed to meet the need for engineers who possess the high level skill sets that the subsea industry requires.

It is tailored to support the needs of the existing workforce through a series of advanced units in offshore processing, geomechanics and hydrodynamics.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised bachelor degree in engineering with honours or a high course-weighted average, OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Subsea Engineering with a course-weighted average of at least
    65 per cent. Applicants applying via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.

Additional requirements

In your second year, you will receive the Master of Subsea Engineering award provided you pass all units, and/or a project.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $26,600*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Completion of the Master of Subsea Engineering meets the requirements of Engineers Australia for recognition as a Chartered Subsea Engineer.

Credit for previous study

Application for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. The successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Subsea Engineering will also be assessed for credit exemptions. 

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

As a subsea graduate you may pursue a career with various members of the oilfield industry including major oil companies, subsea equipment suppliers and service companies.

More information about Subsea Engineering