Ocean Engineering (OE) offers programs leading to the master of science and an option in the doctor of philosophy degree program in engineering. Programs in OE are by definition interdisciplinary and require the students to interact with the ocean science community as well as the traditional engineering disciplines. Students are exposed to the broad-based issues of working engineering problems in the ocean environment, as well as discipline specifics. In these programs they will be trained to develop responsible solutions to problems that will lead to sustainable activity and life in the ocean.
A master of science in ocean engineering option in ocean mapping is also available. There is a more structured path through this program, which incorporates all aspects of hydrography as required by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and is approved by the IHO. Focus is on the engineering aspects of hydrography. The general purpose of these programs is to prepare engineering students for professional careers in ocean-related fields.
Applicants should have completed a baccalaureate degree in either chemical, civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering or have an equivalent background.