Accreditation: OCEN Program (College Station)

The bachelor’s degree program in Ocean Engineering (College Station, TX and Galveston, TX) has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Engineering Accreditation Commission


The uncompromising vision is to establish a world-class Ocean Engineering (OE) program that is a pioneer in modern curriculum, an innovator of education techniques, and a leader in key established/emerging research/technology areas

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University is to conduct research, serve the public, and educate students in a broad program encompassing traditional and emerging areas of ocean engineering. The department aims to prepare graduates entering engineering practice, continuing onto graduate study, life-long learning, and professional development; and serve the public and engineering profession in Texas and the nation through participation of faculty and students in public and professional activities. The objectives of the department are to contribute to a better understanding of ocean engineering through applied and fundamental research and support education and development of students.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate ocean engineering program within the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University will produce graduates:

  • Graduates contribute to the ocean engineering profession and society.
  • Graduates gain employment in ocean engineering and related engineering fields with private and government organizations.
  • Graduates advance to positions of increased responsibility and develop professionally through training technical conferences, and continuing education activities. 
  • Some graduates become professional engineers and members of ocean engineering related professional societies.
  • Some graduates pursue graduate studies in ocean engineering and related fields and receive post baccalaureate degrees.

Student Outcomes

Students graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in ocean engineering will have

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

  • b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 
  • c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • l) an ability to apply hydrostatics, water wave mechanics, underwater acoustics, basic oceanography, and probability and statistics to ocean engineering systems
  • m) an ability to work in groups to perform engineering design at the system level, integrating multiple technical areas and addressing design optimization for ocean engineering systems.

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic YearUndergraduate StudentsBachelor Degrees Awarded
2016-17 109
2015-16 111 30
2014-15 106 20
2013-14 112 32
2012-13 119 27

Enrollments for AY 2014 and after do not include freshmen. The data for AY 2013 and before included freshmen.