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The bachelor’s degree program in ocean engineering (College Station and Galveston) 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

Vision

The uncompromising vision of the department is to establish a world-class ocean engineering 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 who will:

  • Contribute to the ocean engineering profession and society
  • Gain employment in ocean engineering and related engineering fields with private and government organizations
  • Advance to positions of increased responsibility and develop professionally through training technical conferences, and continuing education activities
  • Become professional engineers and members of ocean engineering related professional societies
  • 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:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • An ability to  apply engineering design produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to a cquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  • An ability to apply hydrostatics, water wave mechanics, underwater acoustics, basic oceanography and probability and statistics ocean engineering systems
  • An ability to work in groups 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 Year Undergraduate Students Bachelor Degrees Awarded
2018-19 156 35
2017-18 145 36
2016-17 139 26
2015-16 110 35
2014-15 111 31