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Texas A&M University Department of Ocean Engineering

The Department of Ocean Engineering was founded in 2015. Merging the exceptional College Station campus with the strategic, seaside Galveston campus, the department offers an unparalleled education experience to prepare students for successful careers in the exciting and ever-evolving fields of ocean and coastal engineering.



From study abroad to hands-on research and industry opportunities, our department provides the students of today the experience and expertise needed to become the leaders of tomorrow. For more information: Explore our student resources.

Enrollment (Fall 2020)
Ph.D. 49
M.S. 22
B.S. (OCEN) 169*

*Freshman not included


Our faculty includes world-renowned researchers, industry experts and outstanding educators in the field of ocean engineering who are dedicated to empowering students to reach their full potential.

Professors 12
Associate Professors  4
Assistant Professors 5
Lecturers (Part-time) 4
Research Professor (Part-time) 5
Joint Faculty Appointments 6
Endowed Professorship Holder 7
Affiliated 10

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Areas of Study

Encompassing both traditional ocean engineering and cutting-edge technology and techniques, the areas of study available in the department include:

  • Renewable energy
  • Offshore structures
  • Tsunami modeling, propagation and run-up
  • Coastal zone management
  • Dredging technologies
  • Coastal engineering processes
  • Computational ship and submarine hydrodynamics
  • Dynamics of offshore structures subject to irregular waves and winds
  • Analysis and design of deep water and coastal structures
  • Bridge scour
  • Floating breakwaters
  • Internal waves
  • Multiphase flow and direct ocean carbon sequestration
  • Sediment dynamics
  • Mooring and riser systems
  • Coastal sediment processes
  • Dredged material placement
  • Beach nourishment
  • Environmental fluid mechanics
  • Hydroelasticity
  • Laboratory measurement and analysis techniques
  • Non-linear wave/structure/wake interactions
  • Remote sensing of ocean surface
  • Shallow flows
  • Turbulence modeling
  • Unsteady three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations
  • Wave breaking