Engineering

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
Newcastle University

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Offshore Engineering

Offshore Engineering involves the design, construction and installation of structures and facilities in a marine environment, typically for the production and transfer of electricity, oil, gas and other resources.

This degree programme is geared to the demands of the offshore engineering industry with a solid basis in engineering fundamentals. Students will learn to design and produce fixed and floating offshore oil and gas production installations, along with the crafts that service these and other offshore developments. The programme also aims to instil in students the skills and techniques appropriate for companies in various sectors of the marine and offshore fields.

Offshore Engineers excel in various sectors of the marine and offshore industries including ocean mining, offshore disposal, offshore pipelines and cables, offshore structures and salvage operations. They would also have the skills to work in other sectors such as thermal energy conversion and seabed mineral recovery.

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2016/17

Academic Calendar AY2016/2017

Semester 1

(26 Sep 2016 – 27 Jan 2017)

Classes

26 Sep 2016 – 16 Dec 2016

Study Break

17 Dec 2016 – 8 Jan 2017

Classes

9 Jan 2017 – 13 Jan 2017

Examination

16 Jan 2017 – 27 Jan 2017

Semester 2

(30 Jan 2017 – 16 Jun 2017)

Classes

30 Jan 2017 – 24 Mar 2017

Study Break

25 Mar 2017 – 23 Apr 2017

Classes

24 Apr 2017 – 19 May 2017

Examination

22 May 2017 – 9 Jun 2017

Resits

21 Aug 2017 – 1 Sep 2017

* Bridging course will take place from 13 Jun to 2 Sep 2016 for required students. Students must pass the bridging course prior to admission into NU Marine, Naval Architecture or Offshore Engineering degree programme.

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2015/16

Academic Calendar AY2015/2016

Semester 1

(28 Sep 2015 – 29 Jan 2016)

Classes

28 Sep 2015 – 18 Dec 2015

Study Break

19 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016

Classes

11 Jan 2016 – 15 Jan 2016

Examination

18 Jan 2016 – 29 Jan 2016

Semester 2

(1 Feb 2016 – 17 Jun 2016)

Classes

1 Feb 2016 – 11 Mar 2016

Study Break

12 Mar 2016 – 10 Apr 2016

Classes

11 Apr 2016 – 20 May 2016

Examination

23 May 2016 – 10 Jun 2016

Resits

22 Aug 2016 – 2 Sep 2016

* Bridging course will take place from 15 Jun to 4 Sep 2015 for required students. Students must pass the bridging course prior to admission into NU Marine, Naval Architecture or Offshore Engineering degree programme.

Academic Calendar AY2016/2017

Semester 1

(26 Sep 2016 – 27 Jan 2017)

Classes

26 Sep 2016 – 16 Dec 2016

Study Break

17 Dec 2016 – 8 Jan 2017

Classes

9 Jan 2017 – 13 Jan 2017

Examination

16 Jan 2017 – 27 Jan 2017

Semester 2

(30 Jan 2017 – 16 Jun 2017)

Classes

30 Jan 2017 – 24 Mar 2017

Study Break

25 Mar 2017 – 23 Apr 2017

Classes

24 Apr 2017 – 19 May 2017

Examination

22 May 2017 – 9 Jun 2017

Resits

21 Aug 2017 – 1 Sep 2017

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2014/15

Academic Calendar AY2014/2015

Semester 1

(22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015)

Classes

22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015

Study Break

13 Dec 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Classes

5 Jan 2015 – 9 Jan 2015

Examination

12 Jan 2015 – 23 Jan 2015

Semester 2

(26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015)

Classes

26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015

Study Break

14 Mar 2015 – 12 Apr 2015

Classes

13 Apr 2015 – 15 May 2015

Examination

18 May 2015 – 5 Jun 2015

Overseas Immersion Programme

6 Jul 2015 – 31 Jul 2015

Resits

17 Aug 2015 – 28 Aug 2015

* Bridging course will take place from 9 Jun to 29 Aug 2014 for required students. Students must pass the bridging course prior to admission into NU Marine, Naval Architecture or Offshore Engineering degree programme.

Academic Calendar AY2015/2016

Semester 1

(28 Sep 2015 – 29 Jan 2016)

Classes

28 Sep 2015 – 18 Dec 2015

Vacation

19 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016

Classes

11 Jan 2016 – 15 Jan 2016

Examination

18 Jan 2016 – 29 Jan 2016

Semester 2

(1 Feb 2016 – 17 Jun 2016)

Classes

1 Feb 2016 – 11 Mar 2016

Vacation

12 Mar 2016 – 10 Apr 2016

Classes

11 Apr 2016 – 20 May 2015

Examination

23 May 2016 – 10 Jun 2016

Resits

22 Aug 2016 – 2 Sep 2016

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2013/14

Academic Calendar AY2013/2014

Semester 1

(23 Sep 2013 – 24 Jan 2014)

Classes

23 Sep 2013 – 13 Dec 2013

Study Break

14 Dec 2013 – 5 Jan 2014

Classes

6 Jan 2014 – 10 Jan 2014

Examination

13 Jan 2014 – 24 Jan 2014

Semester 2

(27 Jan 2014 – 13 Jun 2014)

Classes

27 Jan 2014 – 28 Mar 2014

Study Break

29 Mar 2014 – 27 Apr 2014

Classes

28 Apr 2014 – 16 May 2014

Examination

19 May 2014 – 6 Jun 2014

Overseas Immersion Programme

7 Jul 2014 – 1 Aug 2014

Resits

18 Aug 2014 – 29 Aug 2014

* Bridging course will take place from 10 Jun to 30 Aug 2013 for required students. Students must pass the bridging course prior to admission into NU Marine, Naval Architecture or Offshore Engineering degree programme.

Academic Calendar AY2014/2015

Semester 1

(22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015)

Classes

22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015

Study Break

13 Dec 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Classes

5 Jan 2015 – 9 Jan 2015

Examination

12 Jan 2015 – 23 Jan 2015

Semester 2

(26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015)

Classes

26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015

Study Break

14 Mar 2015 – 12 Apr 2015

Classes

13 Apr 2015 – 15 May 2015

Examination

18 May 2015 – 5 Jun 2015

Resits

17 Aug 2015 – 28 Aug 2015

Grading System

Percentage Obtained

Degree Classification

70% – 100%

First class honours

60% – 69%

Upper second class honours

50% – 59%

Lower second class honours

40% – 49%

Third class honours

0% – 39%

Fail

For more details, please refer to the following Newcastle University's links on:

  1. Exam Conventions: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/regulations/docs/04UGExam.pdf
  2. Progress Regulations:http://www.ncl.ac.uk/regulations/docs/03UGProgress.pdf
MODULE SYNOPSIS

Newcastle University
Offshore Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Programme Structure

Year 1 Semester 1

• MAR2104 Ship Resistance

The aims of this module is:
• To introduce physical phenomena, basic fluid mechanics and relevant theories of resistance;
• To introduce and explain numerical and experimental techniques used to estimate ship resistance;
• To show and explain how to adopt these methods for estimating the resistance in the preliminary design stage.

• MAR2113 Marine Production Management II

To provide students with knowledge of the relationships between markets, products, production facilities and performance in the production of marine vehicles.
To provide students with knowledge of the shiprepair and disposal sectors.
To introduce students to advance production methods used for a range of marine vehicles.
To give students practice in the application of the knowledge and tools.

• MAR2115 Analytical Methods in Marine Technology

To extend students’ knowledge, understanding and use of analytical methods that are needed in Marine Technology.

• MAR2116 Introduction to Business Management

This module aims to equip students with a basic knowledge of financial accounting, management accounting, finance and business law so that they understand the functions of their roles in business.

• MAR2118 Marine Engineering II

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1- Power plant and auxiliary systems relevant to both Marine and Offshore industry.
A2- Scientific principles and subsequent application of marine thermal fluids and electric propulsion.

• MAR2121 Marine Structures

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1- The global response of ship as a beam in still water and poised on a wave.
A2- The resulting forces, moments and stresses.
A3- The calculation and development of midship section.
A4- The statistical nature of hull bending in waves.
A5- Response of slender elements in compression.
A6- Ship structural components and materials in structural design and analysis.
A7- To increase awareness of structural and related principles and concepts.
A8- To develop the knowledge and skills to undertake ship structural design and analysis.

Year 1 Semester 2

• MAR2101 Marine Dynamics

A1.To introduce the basic seakeeping and manoeuvring qualities expected from a good ship design.
A2.To provide knowledge underpinning the understanding of the factors influencing the seakeeping and manoeuvering characteristics of ships.
A3.To develop skills required to predict the seakeeping and manoeuvering

• MAR2105 Marine Propulsion

The aims of this module is:
• To introduce physical phenomena, basic fluid mechanics and relevant theories of propulsion;
• To introduce and explain physical model testing, full-scale trials and empirical methods used in relation to ship powering problem;
• To show and explain how to adopt these methods for performing basic propeller design and prediction the power requirements in the preliminary design stage.

• MAR2108 Naval Architecture II

To develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1 – The relationship between principle parameters and displacement and stability
A2 – Static stability (including effective heeling levers)
A3 – Dynamic stability
A4 – The IMO criteria for special stablilty cases
A5 – Standard naval architecture procedures for the analysis of flooding and launching
A6 – The ship design problem and ship general arrangement

• MAR2112 Engineering Applications

To provide opportunity to apply and reinforce the knowedge and understanding gained in other modules by undertaking practical exercises based on marine systems and processes in:
A1 – Marine production
A2 – Flooding of a marine vehicle
A3 – Structural design
A4 – Computer design applications
A5 – Marine vehicle resistance test
A6 – Information retrieval and technical English

• MAR2118 Marine Engineering II

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1- Power plant and auxiliary systems relevant to both Marine and Offshore industry.
A2- Scientific principles and subsequent application of marine thermal fluids and electric propulsion.

• MAR2121 Marine Structures

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1- The global response of ship as a beam in still water and poised on a wave.
A2- The resulting forces, moments and stresses.
A3- The calculation and development of midship section.
A4- The statistical nature of hull bending in waves.
A5- Response of slender elements in compression.
A6- Ship structural components and materials in structural design and analysis.
A7- To increase awareness of structural and related principles and concepts.
A8- To develop the knowledge and skills to undertake ship structural design and analysis.

Year 2 Semester 1

• MAR3111 Drilling Engineering

A1.To introduce the basic engineering principles of drilling for hydrocarbons on and offshore locations.
A2. To provide knowledge of drilling systems.
A3. To develop skills in order to design a drill string and to practice the power requirements for hoisting systems and the circulation of drilling fluid.

• MAR3127 Future Marine Projects

To develop knowledge and understanding of :
A1 – Fundamental engineering economic principles and principles of cost estimating for new projects.
A2 – Contemporary regulatory influences on design and operation in marine design.
A3 – Current design trends and innovations in marine design.

• MAR3135 Offshore Design

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1- To introduce the basic design concepts for fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms.
A2- To provide knowledge in order to understand the factors influencing the dynamic behaviour of fixed and floating offshore platforms.
A3- To develop skills in order to predict the dynamic motion and structural response of fixed and floating offshore platforms.
A4- To provide knowledge on project management and statutory regulations and their influence on design.

• MAR3136 Advanced Ship and Offshore Hydrodynamics

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1- To build on the knowledge and skills derived from MAR2101; Marine Dynamics so they can be applied in the advanced field of ship and offshore hydrodynamics.
A2- Physical phenomena, associated fluid mechanics and the relevant theory focused on separate flows.
A3- A ship with speed in waves; absolute vs. encountering frequency; uncoupled rolling and pitching motions.
A4- Physical phenomena and analytical approaches to wave diffraction by large volume bottom fixed offshore structures.
A5- Methods for estimating the fluid loading and response of slender structural elements used in offshore.
A6- To provide knowledge of experimental methods and techniques adopted by offshore engineers and naval architects in the area of fluid loading and response.
A7- To develop skills required to predict the functional performance and downtime for offshore vessels and installations.

• MAR3139 Marine Structures II

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1- To introduce structural design process. Emphasis will be given to 'First Principle' design.
A2- To introduce the effects of shear stress in beams.
A3- To predict structural responses of structures under torsion.
A4- To deliver knowledge and skills to undertake finitie element analysis for frame and plated structures.

• MAR3145 Project and Report in Offshore Engineering

This module aims to develop the followings:
A1- Independently formulate, undertake and report on a substantial design or research project.
A2- To carry out an independent piece of technical investigation involving project integration, design and/or some research methods.

The students will spend the most time independently carrying out research on their chosen topics in offshore engineering. The following issues will be discussed in the class:
(1) The nature and basic requirements of research work.
(2) How to carry out literature search, then write literature review, research proposal and project plan.
(3) How to write the final report in the form of a scientific journal paper.

Year 2 Semester 2

• MAR3121 Marine Transport Business

A1 – Understand the Marine Transport market and the role of the marine technologists in it.
A2 – Identify the international factors that result in seabourne trade.
A3 – Show how ships are operated to fulfil that demand.
A4 – Emphasise the need for efficient operation.

• MAR3125 Subsea and Pipeline Engineering

A1 – Overview of the main aspects of subsea engineering from the origins of oil and gas in deepwater
A2 – Offshore design and production in subsea engineering
A3 – Functions of subsea engineering components, their installation and operation
A4 – Overall design and installation of subsea pipelines and risers
A5 – Corrosion control in subsea pipelines
A6 – Structural analysis of subsea pipelines under various loading conditions

• MAR3127 Future Marine Projects

To develop knowledge and understanding of :
A1 – Fundamental engineering economic principles and principles of cost estimating for new projects.
A2 – Contemporary regulatory influences on design and operation in marine design.
A3 – Current design trends and innovations in marine design.

• MAR3135 Offshore Design

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1- To introduce the basic design concepts for fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms.
A2- To provide knowledge in order to understand the factors influencing the dynamic behaviour of fixed and floating offshore platforms.
A3- To develop skills in order to predict the dynamic motion and structural response of fixed and floating offshore platforms.
A4- To provide knowledge on project management and statutory regulations and their influence on design.

• MAR3145 Project and Report in Offshore Engineering

This module aims to develop the followings:
A1- Independently formulate, undertake and report on a substantial design or research project.
A2- To carry out an independent piece of technical investigation involving project integration, design and/or some research methods.

The students will spend the most time independently carrying out research on their chosen topics in offshore engineering. The following issues will be discussed in the class:
(1) The nature and basic requirements of research work.
(2) How to carry out literature search, then write literature review, research proposal and project plan.
(3) How to write the final report in the form of a scientific journal paper.

ELIGIBILITY

Newcastle University
Offshore Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Applicants must note the following additional English requirement for this programme:
(To be submitted before class commencement)

a. GCE O-Level English must be C6 or better, or
b. IELTS 6.5 or better

Polytechnic Diploma

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Aeronautical & Aerospace Technology*
  • Manufacturing Engineering*
  • Mechatronics Engineering*

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Aerospace Technology*
  • Automation & Mechatronic Systems*
  • Marine & Offshore Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering*
  • Mechatronic Engineering*

Republic Polytechnic

  • Aerospace Engineering*

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Aeronautical Engineering*
  • Marine Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering*
  • Mechanical Engineering*
  • Mechatronics*

Temasek Polytechnic

  • Aerospace Engineering*
  • Mechatronics*

* Subject to successful completion of the 12-weeks bridging programme

All other Engineering diploma holders from the 5 local polytechnics who have completed the following subject areas with adequate depth and acceptable grades, may be considered for the NU’s Marine programmes, subject to successful completion of the 12-week bridging programme:

  1. Engineering Mathematics
  2. Mechanics
  3. Thermofluids/Fluid dynamics/Thermodynamics
  4. Engineering Materials, Processes and Strength of Materials
  5. Electrical Systems

Details of the module requirements for other engineering diplomas are shown below:

Diploma Name/ Discipline

Bridging

Required?

Offshore Engineering

Mechanical, Manufacturing and Mechatronics disciplines

Yes

Applicants with these diplomas have taken the following modules:

  • Math;
  • Mechanics;
  • Thermodynamics/Fluid dynamics; and
  • Other technical modules

Civil Engineering disciplines

Yes

Applicants with these diplomas have taken the following modules:

  • Math;
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics/Fluid dynamics; and
  • Other technical modules

Electrical Engineering/ Electronics disciplines

Yes

Not Applicable

Computer/IT disciplines

Yes

 

The modules mentioned may be taken as elective/option outside of the main diploma course, e.g. from Diploma plus, a certificate programme, etc.

 

OIP

Newcastle University
Offshore Engineering, BEng (Hons)

All students will have to complete a 4-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student, living and studying in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include library and career talks, academic lectures, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final-year dissertation projects, as well as visits to companies, museums and key cultural sites.

The estimated cost of the overseas immersion programme ranges from S$4,000 to S$5,000.

Note: Estimated costs are dependent on the prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.

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Classmates and the student leaders at the St. James Park dressing room
(Photo courtesy of Teo Hwee Leng)

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Visit our home campus and experience the life of being an overseas student!
(Photo courtesy of Abdul Hakim Bin Johari and Muhammad Faizal Bin Mohamed)

“Having the opportunity to travel halfway across the globe, the newcastle experience was amazing. Pleasant climate, historic buildings, lovely English people; it’s really hard for anyone not wanting to go back again.”
- (Teo Hwee Leng, Class of 2011)

 

CONTACT US / LOCATION

Newcastle University
Offshore Engineering, BEng (Hons)

For admission-related queries, please email to Adm@SingaporeTech.edu.sg
For general and programme-related queries, please email to AcdPrg@SingaporeTech.edu.sg


Gan Hiong Yap

Assistant Professor Gan Hiong Yap
Programme Director

Location:

SIT@NP Building
537 Clementi Road
Singapore 599493


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