Subsea Engineering

Certificate in Subsea Engineering

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About the Certificate Program

The UH Subsea Engineering Program offers two graduate certificates in subsea as detailed below. The graduate Certificate in Subsea Engienering programs are for engineers who seek graduate level education in Subsea Engineering, but do not want to pursue a master's level degree in Subsea Engineering. Admissions to the programs requires applicants to have a four-year bachelor's degree in engineering degree or a related field. A GRE score is not required. Students in the Subsea Certificate program may later apply to the Master's Subsea program. A maximum of three certificate courses will transfer to the Master of Science in Subsea Engineering program. The Subsea Engineering courses are available face-to-face in a classroom setting and online.


Courses for each certificate program include:

Certificate in Subsea Engineering

Advanced Certificate in Subsea Engineering

  • Restricted Elective 3
  • Restricted Elective 4
  • Restricted Elective 5


Restricted electives are selected among the following classes:

Subsea Engineering Courses*
SUBS 6305 Mathematics for Subsea Engineers
SUBS 6320 Riser Design
SUBS 6330 Pipeline Design
SUBS 6340 Subsea Processing and Artificial Lift
SUBS 6350 Subsea Controls and Systems Engineering
SUBS 6351 Design of Blowout Preventers
SUBS 6360 Materials and Corrosion
SUBS 6370 Computational Methods and Design Experiments
SUBS 6380 Subsea Systems
SUBS 6397 Selected Topics
Mechanical Engineering Courses*
MECE 6335 Heat Transfer with Phase Change
MECE 6341 Viscous Flow Theory
MECE 6353 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
MECE 6361 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
MECE 6363 Physical Metallurgy
MECE 6397 Feedback Control Systems
MECE 6397 Design for Oil and Gas
MECE 63XX Selected Course require approval from the Program Director
MECE 7361 System Identification
* ONE MECE science-based graduate course may be taken in each certificate and would thus replace one subsea engineering course per certificate.
* Only three Subsea courses will transfer to the MS program.


Academic Requirements

For each graduate program offered, students must have an overall G.P.A. of a 3.0 or higher. Any graduate student who receives a grade of C+ or lower in four graduate courses (whether or not in repeated courses) is ineligible to receive an advanced degree at the university.

Each student assumes responsibility for being familiar with the academic program requirements as stated in the current catalogs of the college and university and this website.

For further information on academic requirements, please review the UH Graduate Catalog
For further information student rules and regulations, please review the UH Student Handbook