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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Subsea Engineering, MS

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Cullen College of Engineering  > Department of Mechanical Engineering  > Subsea Engineering Program > Subsea Engineering, MS

Welcome to the nation’s first Subsea Engineering Graduate Program with the Master of Science in Subsea Engineering located in the world’s oil and gas capital of Houston, Texas! In partnership with the world’s leading energy engineering companies, the University of Houston has created a relevant 21st-century energy engineering education, comprised of classroom lectures and hands-on software lessons for subsea systems design. Our program is the next step in an international outreach effort resulting in UH emerging as the Energy University. Today, UH offers a seamless curriculum comprised of oil and gas exploration, petroleum engineering through production, and petroleum refining. The master’s program is offered both in the classroom and online which allows for international, domestic and the full-time working professionals to take part in the program and pursue their education in subsea engineering.

For more information, please visit the Subsea Engineering website.

Admission Requirements

A four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering related field is required. Admissions for the MS Subsea Engineering program is offered during the Fall and Spring terms.

Application Materials

  • Completed Graduate School Online Application
  • Application fee [$25 for domestic applicants/$75 for international applicants]
  • An 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
  • GRE scores officially reported to the university (code is 6870)
  • Resume (uploaded)
  • Areas of Interest Form (uploaded)
  • Essay (uploaded)
  • 3 Recommendations
  • Additional documentation required for international applicants, including English language proficiency requirements, can be found on the Graduate International Student website.

For further information on how to apply, please review the How to Apply to UH Graduate School website.

All application documents must be uploaded to your online application. An application will be delayed if not all application documents are uploaded.

Degree Requirements

Credit hours required for this degree: 30.0

The Master of Science in Subsea Engineering at the University of Houston is a non-thesis, 10-course graduate curriculum. The curriculum is comprised of three primary categories.

Category 1: Required Courses

Every student must take this required three-course sequence. These courses serve as the foundation of the engineering science knowledge base needed for the remaining graduate curriculum.

Category 2: Restricted Electives

The courses listed below have been specifically developed for the Subsea Engineering Graduate Program. Every student must take at least three of the courses from this prescribed elective list. Additional subsea engineering courses are currently being developed and will be added to this list. Students may submit a graduate petition if deviations from this requirement makes sense for individual career paths.

Category 3: Electives

Of the 10 mandatory courses required for the MS in Subsea Engineering, Categories 1 and 2 have prescribed at least 6 courses. This leaves a maximum of 4 courses that can be selected by the student, subject to approval by the Director. Subsea engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering field, so students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course from another department or program within the Cullen College of Engineering. Mechanical Engineering graduate courses applicable to the MS in Subsea Engineering include:

Academic Policies

Academic Requirements

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.

Transfer of Credits

A student may transfer up to 6 hours (2 courses) of graduate-level work completed elsewhere upon the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies. The student will need to file a general petition within one term after admission to graduate program.

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