Our graduate admissions process has changed.

As of Sept. 6, 2018, the graduate admissions process has changed. Details about the new process can be found on the graduate admissions page.

The pre-requisite 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).

View Current Program Requirements

How to Apply

The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 32 credit hours and a thesis. Required coursework includes the following:

Required courses:
OCEN 678 Fluid Dynamics for Ocean and Environ. Engineering
OCEN 671 Ocean Wave Mechanics
OCEN 681 Seminar (every semester in residence)
OCEN 691 Research (toward MS Degree)
MATH 601 Higher Math. for Engineers 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 Ocean Engineering Program List of Graduate Courses as well as from other departments on campus.