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.
The group project is an applied multidisciplinary, team-based activity. It provides students 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.
Students select the individual project in consultation with the Course Director. The individual project 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.
This course comprises six core modules, two elective modules from the list below, a group project and an individual project.
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: One year full-time, two-five years part-time.
Teaching location: Cranfield