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Offshore Field Development Technology, Master of Science Degree Programme


Study programme description for study year 2022-2023

Facts
Credits (ECTS)

120

Studyprogram code

M-OFFDET

Level

Master's degree (2 years)

Leads to degree
Duration

4 Semesters

Undergraduate

No

Language of instruction

English

University of Stavanger (UiS) and Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas have associated their experience in research and teaching to establish a two-year double master's degree programme in Offshore Technology. The programme aims to provide the student with knowledge and expertise in offshore oil and gas technology especially within the Northern areas. There is a growing industry demand for specialized labor related to this field. The study programme draws on experienced education professionals, whose expertise encompasses not only cutting-edge theoretical concepts, but also extensive industry experience.

Learning outcomes

After having completed the master’s programme in Offshore Field Development Technology, the student shall have acquired the following learning outcomes, in terms of knowledge, skills and general competences:

Knowledge

K1: The candidate has advanced knowledge within offshore and arctic field development technology. The candidate has specialized insight in systems and operations by combining mechanical and structural engineering subjects and offshore technology.

K2: The candidate has thorough knowledge about safety and environmental aspects related to his/her academic field and knows how to implement this knowledge in his/her professional work by developing technical solutions suited to the best for society and individuals.

K3: The candidate can apply knowledge to new areas within the academic field.

K4: The candidate can analyze academic problems on the basis of the history, traditions, distinctive character and place in society of the academic field.

K5: The candidate has knowledge about general ethical aspects in the engineering discipline.

Skills

S1: The candidate can analyze and use existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field and work independently on practical and theoretical problems.

S2: The candidate can use relevant methods for research and scholarly work in an independent manner.

S3: The candidate can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments. The candidate can identify state of the art for the technology as well as relevant national and international standards within relevant disciplines.

S4: The candidate can carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics. 

General Competence

G1: The candidate can analyse relevant academic problems and be qualified to participate in developing and implementing new technology, methods and principles for the offshore industries.

G2: The candidate can apply knowledge and skills in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects, the knowledge is also relevant for offshore and arctic field development projects in general.

G3: The candidate can communicate extensive independent work and master language and terminology of the academic field.

G4: The candidate can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field, both with specialists and general public.

G5: The candidate can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes.

In addition, candidates will also be able to develop relations that can contribute to lasting cooperation between Norwegian and Russian oil and gas industry. 

Syllabus

Study plan

The students will study at UiS during Semester 1, 3 and 4. The 2nd semester will be at Gubkin University, where 30 ECTS should be completed there. The master thesis will be submitted to both universities in the end of Semester 4. The teaching language in both universities is English.

Both students from Gubkin University and UiS will have joint studying period in the 2nd semester (studying at Gubkin University) and 3rd semester (studying at UiS).

Career prospects

The double degree diploma will make the students very competitive and attractive in the employment market in both Russian and Norwegian sectors, within activities related to offshore field development, arctic and subsea technology. Our graduates are highly sought after in a broad spectrum of companies covering:

- Oil and gas exploration and production companies

- Ship and offshore structures construction companies

- Subsea production equipment manufacturers

- Subsea installation service providers

- Specialized design houses

- Classification societies and research institutions

The programme will provide the students with 2 diplomas – one from each University.

Course assessment

Schemes for quality assurance and evaluation of studies are stipulated in Quality system for education

Study plan and courses
Student exchange

2nd semester is mandatory exchange at Gubkin University in Moscow.

Student exchange
  • All countries

    Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University)

    Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas is modern innovative university, located in Moscow, and is one of the flagships of the higher technical education in Russia. In 2010 the university received the status of «National Research University» (NRU).

  • Russia

    Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University)

    Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas is modern innovative university, located in Moscow, and is one of the flagships of the higher technical education in Russia. In 2010 the university received the status of «National Research University» (NRU).

Contact information

Study program coordinator: Iselin T. Tjensvold

Study program leader: Yihan Xing / Lin Li