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The Bachelor of Science program in Ocean Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering, and Similarly Named Engineering Programs. 

Engineering Accreditation Commission


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 and 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, lifelong 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 the 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:

  • Work in ocean engineering and related engineering fields with private and government organizations.
  • Advance to positions of increased responsibility, develop professionally through training, technical conferences, and continuing education activities, and adapt to emerging technologies and issues.
  • 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 and 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 acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Fall Semester Undergraduate Enrollment Academic Year Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
2023-24 157 N/A
2022-23 149 52
2021-22 158 47
2020-21 169 38
2019-20 156 44
2018-19 145 35

Enrollment = Fall Semester of Academic Year
Degrees Awarded = Fall, Spring & Summer of Academic Year (e.g., Fall 22, Spring 23, Summer 23)

Source: Office of Academic & Business Performance Analytics, Texas A&M University