OGEG5802 Introduction to Offshore Engineering

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit covers challenges of offshore engineering, common field architecture (including platform types, foundations and subsea infrastructure), the marine environment (including geology, sediments and environmental conditions), site investigation equipment and techniques, site investigation interpretation, and foundation and pipeline design methods. The content provides a combination of awareness and knowledge-based learning.
Students are able to (1) identify and describe key challenges of offshore engineering design; (2) identify common components of field architecture and describe the drivers during concept selection; (3) describe the aspects of the marine environment that feed into offshore engineering design; (4) describe the main components of an offshore site investigation; (5) interpret selected geotechnical site investigation data; (6) identify the main types of offshore foundation systems and describe the drivers during foundation design; (7) perform selected foundation design calculations to illustrate the interplaying mechanisms; and (8) identify key aspects of geotechnical pipeline design and perform selected design calculations to illustrate the interplaying mechanisms.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) three written coursework assignments (30 per cent) and (2) a small group design project (70 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Brendan Graham and Associate Professor Susan Gourvenec
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