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The Department of Ocean Engineering was launched in fall 2015 bringing together the world-class infrastructure and resources of the very large engineering campus at College Station with the strategic waterfront location and unique resources at Galveston. 

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Enrollment (Fall 2015)
Ph.D. 33
M.S. 24
M.Eng. 16
B.S. (OCEN) 111*
B.S. (OCSE) 220
Total 404

*Freshman not included


Professors: 4

Associate Professors: 2

Assistant Professors: 3

Lecturers (Part-time): 4

Research Professor (Part-time): 1

Joint Faculty Appointments: 2

Endowed Professorship Holders: 3

Visiting Assistant Professor: 1

Affiliated: 1

 Areas of Study

  • Dynamics of offshore structures subject to irregular waves and winds
  • Tsunami modeling
  • Analysis and design of deep water and coastal structures
  • Bridge scour
  • Coastal zone management
  • Dredging technology
  • Floating breakwaters
  • Internal waves
  • Multiphase flow and direct ocean carbon sequestration
  • Offshore structures
  • Sediment dynamics
  • Tsunami propagation and run-up
  • Mooring and riser systems
  • Coastal sediment processes
  • Dredged material placement
  • Beach nourishment
  • Coastal engineering processes
  • Computational ship and submarine hydrodynamics
  • 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
  • Renewable ocean energy