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The prerequisite for the Ocean Engineering Graduate Program is that a degree candidate have a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline. Student-specific pre-requisite requirements may also be imposed by the faculty for students with a weak background in the basics of ocean engineering (such as dynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanics of materials).

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The Master of Engineering degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and a written project report. Required coursework includes the following:

Required courses:
OCEN 652 Numerical Methods in Ocean Engineering
OCEN 678 Fluid Dynamics for Ocean and Environ. Engineering
OCEN 671 Ocean Wave Mechanics
OCEN 681 Seminar (every semester in residence)
OCEN 685 Research Project Report
MATH 601 Higher Math. for Engrs. and Physicists I
Select two courses from:
OCEN 672 Coastal Engineering
OCEN 676 Dynamics of Offshore Structures
OCNG 608 Physical Oceanography

Technical electives to complete the coursework requirements can be selected from the Department of Ocean Engineering List of Graduate Courses as well as from other departments on campus.

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