Ocean Engineering

Master of Engineering — Ocean Engineering

Advanced courses in the Ocean Engineering graduate program reflect the research interests of the faculty and cover topics in coastal engineering, sediment transport, mixing processes in coastal and estuarine waters, motion of vessels in waves, underwater acoustics and marine meteorology. Basic areas of study encompass oceanography, hydrodynamics and naval architecture.

The master's degree program requires a minimum of two graduate-level applied mathematics courses and satisfaction of the following distributional requirements:

  • A student must take at least one course in each of the three basic areas of study.
  • The student must take at least one advanced course in ocean engineering subject areas outside his/her area of concentration.

A typical selection of courses for the master's degree without a thesis in ocean engineering for a student with a concentration, for example, in coastal engineering would encompass the following:

  • The applied mathematics requirement would be met by taking Ma 529 and Ma 530.
  • The basic courses in hydrodynamics, oceanography and naval architecture could be satisfied with
    • OE 501 Oceanography
    • OE 525 Principles of Naval Architecture
    • OE 630 Hydrodynamics
  • The concentration in coastal engineering could include the sequence of
    • OE 589 Coastal Engineering
    • OE 616 Sediment Transport
    • OE 635 Stochastic Analysis of Ocean Waves
    • OE 641 Dynamics of Ocean Waves

The remaining course could be one of the following:
which are in subject areas outside of coastal engineering.

  • CE 684 Mixing Processes in Inland and Coastal Waters
  • OE 535 Ocean Measurements and Analysis
  • OE 642 Motion of Vessels in Waves

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