New online learning programme for subsea engineers

Subsea UK has launched its new online learning programme, namely The Introduction to Subsea Engineering. The purpose of this course is to support the development of new engineers and technicians who are entering the subsea sector, and to develop graduates – the next generation to of engineers. The ultimate aim of the programme is to train recruits, thus assisting the UK’s £9 billion subsea sector to achieve its global potential.

The Introduction to Subsea Engineering course

Initially established a Subsea UK a few years ago, the Introduction to Subsea Engineering course can be completed in approximately 60 hrs across an eight week time period. Students study four modules to become fully inducted into the subsea sector.

The Robert Gordon University has designed the modules, which it has significantly upgraded to include recent developments and new practices in the fast-growing sector. This has become mandatory training for a number of companies in the industry. For example, Aker Solutions will be putting its graduate engineers through the programme, which is delivered through the university’s virtual learning environments.

The programme features progression and tracking options

Neil Gordon, Chief Executive of Subsea UK, said: “As our industry continues to evolve to meet the challenges of exploiting valuable reserves in water depths extending to some 3 000 m in harsh and highly complex environments, so too has the content of this unique online learning programme. With updated course material, the programme now features progression and tracking options for learners, more interactive content and better designs which make it more intuitive and appealing for students.”

Fundamentals of Subsea Systems training courses

Meanwhile, Subsea UK’s one-day Fundamentals of Subsea Systems training courses have been positively received by the industry – with 70 people from over 30 companies undertaking the programme.

Subsea UK’s one-day course has been developed to provide a broad, but in-depth, overview of the sector both from a UK and global perspective. It shares useful insights into subsea engineering and technology, such as how subsea fields are developed.

A broader understanding of the impact engineers

Matt Corbin, Managing Director of Aker Solutions stated: “The subsea sector is one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of the global oil and gas industry. By providing a comprehensive overview of how that sector has developed, its specific technologies and how the subsea jigsaw fits together, our new engineers have a much broader understanding of the impact of their role and the opportunities open to them.”

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

Published on 03/07/2015

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