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Advanced Subsea Engineering, Certificate

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Colleges  > Cullen College of Engineering  > Department of Mechanical Engineering  > Subsea Engineering Program  > Advanced Subsea Engineering, Certificate

Welcome to the nation’s first Subsea Engineering Graduate Program with the Advanced Subsea Engineering Certificate, located in the world’s oil and gas capital of Houston, Texas! The UH Subsea Engineering Program offers two graduate certificates in Subsea Engineering. The graduate Certificate in Subsea Engineering 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 program requires applicants to have a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field. A GRE score is not required. Students in the Advanced Subsea Certificate program may later apply to the Subsea Master’s 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.

For more information, please visit the Subsea Engineering website or the Subsea Engineering, Certificate  page.

Admission Requirements

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. 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 Advanced Subsea Engineering Certificate program is only available to F-1 visa students in certain terms. Please review the Subsea Engineering Certificate Admission’s page for further details.
  • The GRE exam is waived for Advanced Subsea Engineering Certificate applicants.

Application Materials

  • An online application
  • Application Fee ($25.00 for domestic applicants/$75 for international applicants)
  • Official transcript(s) should be mailed to one of the following addresses below:
Regular Mail: University of Houston Express Mail: University of Houston
  Graduate Admissions   Graduate Admissions
  P.O. Box 3947   4302 University Dr., Rm 102
  Houston, TX 77253-3947   Houston, TX 77204-2012
  • For further information on how to apply, please review the following website: How to Apply
  • Additional documentation for international applicants, including English language proficiency requirements, are found at: International Applicants

Status Selection

Certificate Only Option. The Subsea Engineering Certificate is a graduate-level, non-degree option certificate.


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

Certificate Requirements

Credit hours required for this certificate: 18.0

In order to complete the Certificate in Advanced Subsea Engineering, you will need to complete 6 graduate level Subsea Engineering courses. Upon completion of your courses, you will potentially gain a certificate. Courses for each certificate program include:

Required Courses

  • Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Restricted Elective 1
  • Restricted Elective 2
  • Restricted Elective 3
  • Restricted Elective 4
  • Restricted Elective 5

Subsea Engineering Courses

Restricted electives are selected among the following classes:

Academic Policies

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 with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies. Likewise, if a student completes the Advanced Certificate in Subsea Engineering and maintains a 3.0 or higher, then these 3 courses are eligible for being transferred into the Master of Science in Subsea Engineering. The student will need to file a general petition within one term after admission to the graduate program. Please note that no more than 3 courses will transfer from the Advanced Subsea Certificate program into the MS Subsea Engineering program.

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