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Double Master Degree Programme in Offshore Field Development Technology

The program is well suited for those of you who are interested in combining various engineering disciplines such as offshore field development, environmentally friendly technology development in Arctic regions and underwater technology.

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Facts
Duration

2 years

Number of study places

5

ECTS credits

120

Language of instructions

English

Study start

August

International students on campus

This is a double-master-degree programme jointly between University of Stavanger and Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow in Offshore Field Development. The students in this programme will study in both universities. This study is well suited to those who have an interest on a technical educational programme combining engineering disciplines with important offshore field development, Arctic and subsea technology topics that can provide new core competencies for challenging and competitive careers in both public and private sectors.

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

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).

Please see below the full study plan for detailed information.

Application deadline:  15 April.

Admission requirements:

A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, civil/structural engineering, marine engineering, offshore engineering, subsea engineering, process engineering, materials engineering or equivalent degree is required. 

For admission, it is also required at least 30 ECTS in mathematics/statistics. Applicants must demonstrate competitive academic standards. The Faculty has set a minimum average grade of C from bachelor’s degree for admittance to the master program.

Applicants who complete the bachelor's degree in the application semester can be offered conditional admission based on the 150 credits obtained in the first five semesters of the bachelor's degree. Applicants must then document that they have full study progression as well as an education plan for the last semester. In the condition for admission, the applicant must complete a bachelor's degree and document this by 1 July for the offer to be valid.

After admission:

After the students are admitted to UiS, they must register at Gubkin University in the same year (before 20 July). To register at Gubkin University, the following documents need to be provided:

•          Filled application form from Gubkin University.

•          Official education certificate/diploma including academic transcripts in English.

•          A copy of national ID (passport) valid for at least 6 months at the date of registration.

•          Passport photo within 6 months at the date of registration.

More detailed instructions regarding registration in Gubkin University will be given after the students are admitted to UiS.

Visa to Russia

The students need to apply for study visa to study at Gubkin University for the 2nd semester. The students need to check the visa requirements carefully and apply visa themselves.

Finance

The students must finance themselves for the 2nd semester at Gubkin University for living expenses (no tuition fee is required). For Norwegian students, it is possible to apply for a student loan through Lånekassen.

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.

The Double degree diploma will make the students very competitive and attractive in the employment market in both Russian and Norwegian sector, especially with employers working with the development of the Artic and with development of Russian/Norwegian Corporation. The students must be prepared to defend their master theses at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.

Learning outcomes

All study programmes at the UiS have a set of defined learning targets. Read more about the learning outcome for this study programme.

Learning outcome

A candidate, who has completed a 2-year master’s degree in Offshore Field Development Technology, shall have the following learning outcome defined as knowledge, skills and general competence:

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.

Admission requirement

A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, civil/structural engineering, marine engineering, offshore engineering, subsea engineering, process engineering, materials engineering or equivalent degree is required.

For admission, it is required at least 30 ECTS in mathematics/ statistics. Applicants must demonstrate competitive academic standards. The Faculty has set a minimum average grade of C for admittance.

Applicants who complete their degree and who take courses in spring semester that will help to meet the academic requirement can get conditional admission if they already have achieved a full study progression through the 5th semester.

A degree diploma, or a confirmation of completed degree, must be submitted by 1 July in order for the conditional admission to be valid. Applicants missing more than 30 ECTS credits are not qualified for conditional admission.

After admission:

After the students are admitted to the programme (final notice before 15 June), they must register at Gubkin University in the same year (within 20 July). To register at Gubkin University, the following documents need to be provided:

  • Filled application form from Gubkin University.
  • Official education certificate/diploma including academic transcripts in English.
  • A copy of national ID (passport) valid for at least 6 months at the date of registration.
  • Passport photo within 6 months at the date of registration.

More detailed instructions regarding registration in Gubkin University will be given after the students are admitted to UiS.

How to apply?

English requirement, documentasjon requirement and more

Important

Only Nordic citizens and applicants residing in Norway can apply to Offshore Field Development Technology

Application period: 1 February - 15 April

(NB! The deadline for applicants with foreign educational background is 1 March.)

Contact

For inquiries regarding admission, send an email to masteropptak@uis.no

Study plan and courses
Already a student? Find the full study programme description and study plan here

Frequently asked questions

See some of the most common questions about this study.

Who is the study suitable for?

This program is well suited for those who are interested in a technical education program that combines engineering disciplines with important marine, offshore and underwater topics. The education provides important core competence and forms the basis for a challenging and competitive career in both the public and private sectors.

Where can I work after graduation?

Our candidates are in high demand in a wide range of companies covering:

  • Oil and gas companies
  • Supplier of ships and offshore structures
  • Supplier of equipment for underwater technology
  • Subsea installation service providers
  • Providers of engineering services
  • Risk and classification societies
  • Research institutes

Student exchange

By going on exchange to one of our partner institutions abroad as part of your studies, you will have an opportunity to get a unique education. In addition to improving your career opportunities, you grow as a person and gain the ability to greater reflect on the topics you study as part of your degree. All about exchange

This study you are on exchange in Gubkin (Moskva) in the 2nd semester were you must take 30 credits at Gubkin.

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Student exchange
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    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).

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Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

The Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science is a leading academic environment for education and research within offshore technology as well as land-based industry.

The department is focusing on mechanical and civil disciplines, including the petroleum and renewable energy sectors.



The students will be qualified to take over challenging careers in industry in a broad capacity, inclusive of design and robust engineering of complex systems, developing and implementing new technology, methods and principles for optimization of engineering systems, etc.

IMBM's employees are divided into four professional groups, and the department’s expertise are:

  • Civil and Structural engineering
  • Mechanical design, production and simulation
  • Marine and Subsea technology
  • Industrial Asset Management 

The department has a very close cooperation with the industry to support its educational and research activities. The Centre for Industrial asset management (CIAM), based in the department, is an important key to establishing such cooperation. CIAM is led by professor Jan Frick.

Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science offers study programs at bachelor's, master's and Ph.d level. There are two master's programs in marine and subsea technology that are international, and half of the students at these programs are internationhal.



To see the full list of all our studies, go to our Norwegian pages.

In addition to the local expertise and competencies available, the Department actively collaborate with some of the leading educational and research organizations around the world.

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