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Programme aims

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6056 - Offshore Engineering for Energy Transition

The objective ofthe second-cycle degree programme is to train Offshore engineers for energytransition, as highly-specialised professionals working in industrial sectorsenhancing conventional and renewable energy sources in today's complex contextof decarbonisation and energy transition policies and initiatives.

These technical experts therefore havesignificant innovation and design skills, have the competencies needed to worksuccessfully in the design, operational management, control, safety, andverification of the environmental and economic sustainability of offshore andcoastal installations, systems, and structures.

The learning outcomes of the degree programme arepursued by structuring areas of learning consistent with the competenciesrequired by the professional profiles to be trained, drawing from the specificcurricula offered as described below.

1) Basic knowledge required to develop professionalskills, including the application of mathematics to solve numerical design andsimulation problems, the application of fluid dynamics and heat dynamics andmechanical and structural design elements to the integrated design of offshoreplants and systems.

2) Knowledge of the marine environment, includingmet-oceanic conditions, the description and modelling of sea states,fluid-structure interaction, the geotechnical characterisation of sea beds andthe materials used in offshore and subsea plants and their integrity.

3) Specific knowledge of offshore resources andtechnologies, offshore systems and structures supporting their transformation,with particular reference to analytical methods and research, extraction andenergy production technologies.

4) Professional knowledge of installation andstructure design complete the curriculum, providing the specific professionalcompetencies needed to design offshore systems, recognising the specificinterrelation between these two aspects.

5) Soft skills in the field of the environment,safety and sustainability in relation to specific course units on theoperational management of offshore activities, monitoring, safety, embeddeddrivers in the field of programmes relating to the design and management ofplants, systems and structures.

The training is supplemented by laboratory work,independent design activities and/or by industrial internships and completed bythe development and maturation of autonomy, communication and independentlearning skills.

The curriculum prepares the graduate properly,taking a systemic view of the spectrum of competencies indicated above, inorder to guarantee the ability to respond to various specialist needs linked tothe advanced analysis and sustainable and safe design of offshore processes andinstallations.

Flexibility is guaranteed by the presence of twogroups of elective course units, which in the field of the five underlinedlearning areas allow students to further their knowledge and acquire additionalspecific skills in two different aspects: the sustainable design of offshoreplants and processes; and the design of renewable energy production systems. Inthese two pathways, conventional systems and technologies are accompanied bythe emerging technologies for energy transition, including the production ofhydrogen from the sea, carbon dioxide capturing and storage, floatingstructures for farming wind energy and wave energy conversion devices.