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Certificate in Subsea Engineering Admissions

Who Should Apply?

Practicing engineers and recent Bachelor of Science in engineering graduates are qualified to apply. The curriculum advances both the science and engineering of subsea systems. The participants will gain a solid, diverse knowledge base in subsea engineering as well as an understanding of industry best practices and state and federal regulations governing them. The courses are part of a graduate engineering program and are taught at the graduate level.


Student Qualification

  • A four-year bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering related field is required.
  • The Advanced Subsea Engineering Certificate is only available for Spring admissions.
  • The GRE exam is waived for Subsea Engineering Certificate applicants.
  • For students residing outside of the U.S. the Subsea Engineering Certificate program and the Advanced Subsea Engineering Certificate program are available ONLINE.


Application Materials

  • An online application must be completed with an ApplyWeb Application
  • Application Fee (cannot be waived)
    • Domestic Fee: $25.00
    • International Fee: $75.00
  • 1 official transcript should be mailed to one of the following addresses below:
    Regular Mail:
    University of Houston
    Graduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 3947
    Houston, TX 77253-3947
    Express Mail:
    University of Houston
    Graduate Admissions
    4302 University Dr., Rm 102
    Houston, TX 77204-2012
  • 1 unofficial transcript uploaded with ApplyWeb Application
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam for applicants who did not graduate from an approved native English-speaking country (University code is 6870)
  • For further information on how to apply, please review the following website: How to Apply
  • For further information concerning international applications, please review the following website: International Applicants


Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester — May 15
  • Spring Semester — September 15


Status Selection



  • Each Subsea Engineering course has an associated graduate student fee. Please contact the Academic Advisor for details.


English Language Requirement

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) The minimum TOEFL score required is 79 for the internet-based test, with a minimum writing score of 20.  The minimum TOEFL score for the paper-based exam is 550, with a minimum writing score of 58. TOEFL scores must be received directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The University of Houston's ETS Institutional Code is 6870.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) The minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of a 6.5, with a minimum writing score of 6.5. The testing agency should mail the official results directly to the University of Houston. That address is as follows:

    University of Houston
    Graduate Admissions
    4302 University Dr., Rm. 102
    Houston, TX 77204-2012