Florida Atlantic University
In 1964, Florida Atlantic University opened its doors as the first public university in southeast Florida and the first in America designed for upper division students only. Since day one, FAU has pushed the bounds of higher education. Less than 50 years later, the University serves 28,000 freshmen, transfers and graduate students on seven campuses and sites.
The Dania Beach campus (SeaTech) is FAU's Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering, located on eight acres between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway in Dania Beach, Fla., with valuable access to the ocean and seawater. Established in 1997 as a state-funded Type II research center, the institute is part of FAU's Department of Ocean Engineering.
Its team of world-class faculty members, engineers, technicians and students are engaged in federally and industry-sponsored ocean engineering research and technology development in the areas of acoustics, marine vehicles, hydrodynamics and physical oceanography, marine materials and nanocomposites.
SeaTech builds on and complements the academic programs of the Department of Ocean Engineering and forms the means for technology advancement, collaboration with academia, industry and government, and transition of research projects to applications.
Senior-level and graduate students may take both required and elective courses in the context of an ocean environment with hands-on and at-sea elements. Students benefit greatly from carrying out research and design projects directly in an ocean environment.