The EEMUA 194 Subsea Engineering Basics training course is based on the guidance and good practice contained in EEMUA Publication 194 Guide to materials selection and corrosion control for subsea energy equipment. A printed copy of EEMUA 194 is provided as part of the course.

The Subsea engineering course is recommended for both discipline and project focused engineers from a variety of backgrounds who want to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles for selecting and specifying materials of construction for subsea equipment, and for corrosion control during deployment, commission and operation. Application in the Oil and gas sector is the main focus of the course but other energy production equipment such as renewables is also covered.

EEMUA 194 Subsea Engineering Basics is positioned at the EEMUA Basic Application competency level. Therefore, EEMUA strongly recommends that the corresponding (and lower tier) Awareness-level EEMUA 194 Subsea Materials e-learning course is passed before signing up for this course. Learners should also be actively engaged in a subsea engineering role, have at least one year's experience in this type of position and hold a relevant qualification.

Induction for this blended learning course takes approximately two hours and is available from 9 October 2023, after registration. Three Learning Cycles run consecutively commencing in November 2023, requiring approximately eight hours of time each Learning Week until the Exam is completed in December 2023. 

Topics are addressed via three Learning Cycles as follows:

Learning Cycles of EEMUA 194 Subsea Engineering Basics

  • LC1 - Materials selection and Corrosion control, Wellheads and Valves.
  • LC2 - Subsea pipework.
  • LC3 - Coatings and Renewables.

Expectations of Learners

  • The Induction, Learning Cycles and Exam will be held solely online. For the best user experience, Learners will need access to a computer with a large screen and a broadband internet connection.
  • The Learner must abide by the EEMUA Code of Conduct for the course, including relevant non-disclosure and non-compete commitments.  
  • The Learner will need to be proficient in English both written and spoken. For students whose first language is not English, a minimum score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is recommended.
  • It is assumed that the Learner will have a basic level of mathematical ability.
  • The Exam will involve online proctoring either via EEMUA Executive staff or an approved online proctoring service.
Learners' time commitment

A Learner’s approximate time commitment for the course is estimated to be:

  • Induction: 2 hours to suit working schedules from October 2023.
  • Learning: 8 hours per week for 3 weeks as below
  • Three Learning Cycles, each taking one week, and including Live Classes: 24 hours
  • Final Assessment: 0.75 hour

Approximate Total: 26.75 hours over 5 weeks 

How to register

Click the Register button at the top of this page and enter your details. You will need to have all delegate details with you as the system cannot save your entries if you exit or navigate away from the page. It is possible for you to register as many colleagues as you like at the same time, as long as they too have a My EEMUA account.

For Member and Associate Company users registering on the website for the first time, please note that there is an additional, manual validation step. In this case, we recommend registering for the course only after the ‘Welcome to EEMUA’ communication has been received. This will ensure that once logged in you will get the discounted rate for the course.

Once the process is completed, you can manage your booking online via the My Events and Training section of My EEMUA.

Permanent employees from recognised national regulators may be entitled to a discount off the standard course fee. Please contact the EEMUA office for further details.

For any queries, please contact our Online Learning team at or call us on +44 (0)20 7488 0801.

Who should attend

Engineers and others involved in the design, specification, commissioning, operation, maintenance, repair or refurbishment of underwater energy production equipment and related facilities.

EEMUA 194 Subsea Engineering Basics training course