What will I learn?

This micro-credential provides engineering professionals with skills and training in the offshore energy sector. You will gain an understanding of the seabed and metocean offshore environment and the project cycle from assessment to commissioning, drawing from recent research performed in close collaboration with oil and gas industry.

You will also learn how to interpret site investigation data, apply the principles of offshore geotechnical engineering design methods for a variety of offshore foundation types and perform engineering calculations.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

Two PD Points - stackable for unspecified academic credit in award courses
A Certificate of Achievement
A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials

What you'll learn

Apply principles of offshore geotechnical engineering design to real world contexts

How to explain the building blocks and life cycle of offshore infrastructure projects

Apply knowledge of seabed and metocean offshore environment to real world contexts

Why study this course?

Gain knowledge of important concepts in offshore geotechnical engineering design and practical skills to apply these concepts
Enhance your professional experience in offshore environments with training based on recent research and industry insights

How does it work?

You'll work on practical exercises and assignments.

What's next after this course?

This micro-credential is part of a pathway to completion of Applied Offshore Geotechnical Engineering unit when stacked with Site Investigation for and Principles of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering Design and Geotechnical Engineering of Offshore Pipelines

Study options

Online/Distance (50 hours)

Tuition fees
AUD $990 including GST

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

April 2022

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020