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Certificate in Subsea Engineering

Study the all-encompassing subsea engineering distance learning course

Course start date: 25 May 2021

Delivered by tutored distance learning

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Certificate in Subsea Engineering

Course overview

This course explores all the major aspects of processes, technologies and systems involved in subsea oil and gas production, examining the building blocks of subsea engineering, including the key components, flow assurance, reliability and maintenance.

The renowned course is delivered by part-time distance learning so it does not disrupt your work or home life, and is an invaluable detailed introduction to this crucial and complex field.

When: 25 May 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate


Course Content | Courses Fees | About Online Learning 

100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • Introduction to Subsea Production
  • Wellheads, Xmas Trees and Manifolds
  • Pipelines, Flowlines and Risers
  • Control Systems, Umbilicals and Equipment Costs
  • Underwater Operations, Subsea Maintenance and New Technologies
  • Subsea Reliability, Decommissioning Activities and Subsea Field Development Examples and Case Studies

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

"GREAT! The course provided me with a high return of value compared with my invested time and resulted in a good helicopter view over all aspects of subsea engineering. As a 20+ years Oil & Gas professional I recommend this course to anyone wishing to obtain the same!"

Andries Mastenbroek, Project Director, Heerema Marine Contractors SE

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John Preedy PhD

John worked for 28 years for BP as a Research Associate, Team Leader and “trouble shooter” covering all aspects of their businesses including field development projects, novel resource recovery techniques, subsea robotics/automation, seabed production concepts, seabed excavation methods, underwater repair techniques, flexible riser studies and much more.  Subsequent to this John has continued working in the offshore oil industry through Azur Offshore Ltd, with clients including Chevron UK, BP Exploration, British Gas, Technomare, Trident Consultants, Fina UK and Cameron France.

John is a regular lecturer at a number of universities, including on the MBA (Oil and Gas) with Middlesex University, plus numerous Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and IBC Academy courses.

Find out more about John here

"It's an excellent course that provides the basic knowledge of subsea engineering. It's an eye opener for anyone who wants to make a career in this field and also for other professionals with interest in the subsea area"

Felix Appiah-Ankam, Project Director, Heerema Marine Contractors SE