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The ocean engineering curriculum includes courses in written communication skills, humanities, social sciences, and American heritage to ensure a well-rounded education. Courses that directly apply to ocean engineering include: coastal engineering, dynamics of ocean systems, engineering design of offshore and coastal systems, fluid mechanics, marine hydrodynamics, naval architecture, numerical methods, ocean engineering laboratory, ocean wave mechanics, oceanography, offshore and coastal structures, underwater acoustics, and underwater and moored system design.

The course requirements to obtain a Bachelor of Science in ocean engineering are specified in the undergraduate student catalog. To take a look at our standard curriculum, visit the Texas A&M University catalog.


The ocean engineering department offers several undergraduate courses for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in ocean engineering.

Core Curriculum Electives

Breadth courses are to be selected from the University Core Curriculum. The University Core Curriculum includes: 3 hours from ENGL 103 or ENGL 104, 3 hours from ENGL 210, 3 hours from Language, Philosophy & Culture, 3 hours from Creative Arts, 3 hours from Social & Behavioral Sciences, 6 hours from American History, 6 hours from POLS 206 and 207, 3 hours from International & Cultural Diversity (ICD) and 3 hours from Cultural Discourse (CD). The ICD and CD requirements may be met by courses satisfying the Language, Philosophy & Culture, Creative Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences and American History requirements if they are also on the approved list of ICD and CD courses.

Writing Skills Electives

Students are required to take two writing intensive courses (W-Courses) in their major discipline. For students in the 2018-2019 and older catalogs, the current W-Courses in the ocean engineering curriculum are OCEN 410: Ocean Engineering Laboratory and ENGR 482: Ethics and Engineering. Starting with the Fall 2019 Catalog, the W-Courses are OCEN 407: Design of Ocean Engineering Facilities II and OCEN 410: Ocean Engineering Laboratory.