Postgraduate

Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering

The Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering prepares graduates from engineering backgrounds with the knowledge and practical skills to lead innovation in offshore and coastal engineering.
1-2
Years Full Time

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Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Careers and further study

Explore the career opportunities available to you.

Career Pathways

You'll be able to find careers in industries including:

  • Offshore and coastal marine
  • Shipping/ports
  • Marine construction
  • Coastal engineering and management
  • Marine renewable energy (including offshore wind, wave and tidal energy)
  • Aquaculture
  • Mining, oil and gas
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Defence and security
  • Subsea engineering

Roles include:

  • Offshore engineer
  • Coastal engineering
  • Marine renewable energy engineer
  • Subsea engineer
  • Coastal manager

You'll be able to find careers in industries including:

  • Offshore and coastal marine
  • Shipping/ports
  • Marine construction
  • Coastal engineering and management
  • Marine renewable energy (including offshore wind, wave and tidal energy)
  • Aquaculture
  • Mining, oil and gas
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Defence and security
  • Subsea engineering

Roles include:

  • Offshore engineer
  • Coastal engineering
  • Marine renewable energy engineer
  • Subsea engineer
  • Coastal manager

Further Study

Further study will allow you to gain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It will open up opportunities in academia and research to help you to pursue your goals in a wide range of careers, depending on your area of research.

Further study will allow you to gain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It will open up opportunities in academia and research to help you to pursue your goals in a wide range of careers, depending on your area of research.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Fees

This course is available in 2023, fee information will be available soon.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Master of Professional Engineering;
or
(b) a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;
and
(c) prior studies in Civil Engineering; or Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering; or Mechanical Engineering; or Mining Engineering.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

This course has higher ELC requirements. Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 6.5 and no band less than 6.0. For more information visit ELC requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

The Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering (MOCE) prepares graduates from engineering backgrounds with the knowledge and practical skills to lead innovation in offshore and coastal engineering. The MOCE program is unique in its content and is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of ocean-related career pathways.

About the course

Offshore and coastal engineering provides the foundation for global prosperity linked to the Blue Economy. This course integrates disciplinary knowledge across the whole water column, from oceanography, hydrodynamics, structural and geotechnical engineering, and data science, to provide students with the multidisciplinary knowledge and practical skills required to analyse and design different ocean engineering solutions.

Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2023
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 62570
CRICOS code
  • 110776C
Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
Status
  • Available 2023
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 62570
CRICOS code
  • 110776C
Full time/part time duration
  • 1-2 years of full-time study

Why study this course?

  1. UWA is the preeminent Australian University in developing ocean engineering research solutions within offshore and coastal environments, with the course delivered by leading experts in the field. 
  2. The course will equip graduates to take on leadership positions in offshore and coastal engineering, offering an outstanding student experience, drawing on UWA's research expertise, global networks, industry connectivity and breadth of oceans teaching. 
  3. Graduates will develop advanced knowledge and practical skills that are in high demand by employers in a wide range of ocean industries. 

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Conversion
Students who have not completed Master of Professional Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering(Honours), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA. must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):
Core
Take all units (36 points):
Option - Group A
Take unit(s) to the value of between 36-60 points from this group, with at least two units at level 5.

You'll learn to

  • Apply technical and scientific understanding of the principles governing offshore and coastal engineering from the ocean surface to the seabed.
  • Discuss ocean processes that affect ocean operations, safety and engineering design. 
  • Recommend the research and technology pathways for current and future offshore and coastal engineering. 
  • Solve offshore and coastal engineering problems with creativity and initiative. 

"The Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering is a unique international degree that prepares graduates with the multidisciplinary knowledge and practical skills required to lead innovation in both offshore and coastal engineering.

Students are taught by industry-connected university staff from within Australia’s top ranked ocean engineering program, which enables graduates to pursue a wide range of ocean-related career pathways in areas that are in high demand from employers.

The degree provides a unique student experience, by integrating content into UWA’s world-class ocean engineering research infrastructure and leveraging its strong industry networks."

Ryan Lowe - Professor, UWA Oceans Graduate School

Your teachers

This course will be taught by a number of academics with knowledge across areas of offshore and coastal engineering with expertise in oceanography, hydrodynamics, geotechnical engineering and data science.

Ranked 1st in Australia and 13th in the world for Marine/Ocean Engineering (ARWU 2022)
Ranked 3rd in Australia and 27th in the world for Oceanography (ARWU 2022)
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