Center for Dredging Studies


The Center for Dredging Studies was established in 1968 as a result of conferences held between educators, representatives of the dredging industry, manufacturers, and officials at Texas A&M University. The Center is located in the Department of Ocean Engineering and is supported by gifts and research grants from the dredging industry and the government and continuing education courses.

In addition to research and industrial testing, the Center’s activities include teaching university courses and providing annual seminars and short courses concerning advances in dredging engineering technology. The center sponsors two annual dredging short courses: Dredging Engineering Short Course and the Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator Short Course. The Center for Dredging Studies also actively generates reports, participates in regional, national and international dredging conferences and has a unique model dredge carriage in the Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory.

Dredging Engineering Short Course

The Dredging Engineering Short Course is held each year in January in College Station, Texas. The course includes a mixture of lectures, laboratories and discussion on the Texas A&M University campus. The course is administered by the Center for Dredging Studies located in the Department of Ocean Engineering and College of Engineering’s Continuing Education Office at Texas A&M University.

Two textbooks and course notes on all lecture material are provided with the course registration fee. A certificate and continuing education units (~3.0 CEU’s) are earned by attending this short course. Download the Application & Brochure and return it with the course registration fee by December 1 to reserve a seat in the class.

Contact R.E. Randall for additional information: (979) 845-4568,