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ROV working on subsea equipment under a protection structure.


The Master of Engineering in Engineering with a focus in subsea engineering is designed to provide the scientific and technical skills that are necessary for designing, building, installing and operating subsea equipment. This specialized equipment must operate in an extreme underwater marine environment to safely produce oil and gas, and is commonly installed using some of the largest offshore installation equipment in the world.

Subsea engineering is a multidisciplinary field that builds on conventional engineering knowledge. In addition to broadening their engineering skills, students will learn about the economic and operational drivers that are critical to designing, selecting and configuring subsea systems. Students will also learn subsea project management and execution, including experience-based lessons learned.

All students in this program are exposed to courses that cover the fundamentals of subsea engineering, and may select from courses that cover subsea hardware, subsea controls and umbilical systems, subsea riser systems, and flowlines, pipelines, and their installation.

This program is offered on campus and online.

Areas of focus 

  • Fundamentals of Subsea Engineering 
  • Subsea Project Implementation 
  • Subsea Required Electives   
    1. S Hardware
    2. U Umbilicals/controls/system
    3. R Riser systems
    4. F Flowlines/pipelines and installation
  • Industry Professional Internship or work experience project paper 
  • Technical electives
    • subsea electives
    • Other technical electives 

Current Program Requirements

Contact Us

Ronald Ledbetter

  • Professor of Practice, Subsea Engineering
  • Director, Subsea Engineering
Ronald Ledbetter

Angie Dunn

  • Program Specialist IV, Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering
  • Interim Graduate Advisor - Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering
Angie Dunn