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The Center for Dredging Studies was established in 1968 as a result of conferences held between educators, representatives of the dredging industry, manufacturers, and officials at Texas A&M University. The center is located in the Department of Ocean Engineering, and is supported by gifts and research grants from the dredging industry and the government and continuing education courses.

In addition to research and industrial testing, the center’s activities include teaching university courses and providing annual seminars and short courses concerning advances in dredging engineering technology. The center sponsors the annual dredging engineering short course. The Center for Dredging Studies also actively generates reports, participates in regional, national and international dredging conferences and has a cutter suction dredge simulator.

Dredging Engineering Short Course

The Dredging Engineering Short Course is held each year in January. Due to COVID-19, this year it will be held virtually. The course includes a mixture of lectures, laboratories and discussion on the Texas A&M University campus. The course is administered by the Center for Dredging Studies, located in the Department of Ocean Engineering and College of Engineering’s Continuing Education Office at Texas A&M University.

Two textbooks and course notes on all lecture material are provided with the course registration fee. A certificate and continuing education units (~3.0 CEUs) are earned by attending this short course. 

For additional information: contact Adjunct Professor and Short Course and Center for Dredging Studies Director, Dr. Ram Mohan via email or at 215-756-5030 or contact Prof. Emeritus Dr. Robert Randall via email

Upcoming Courses

The 51th Dredging Engineering Short Course will be held Jan. 10-14, 2022. To get a preview of events, download a PDF of the 2022 Dredging Engineering Short Course agenda.

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Between Classes

While you're in town, take some time to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Texas A&M and the cities that surround it. Here are a few resources to help you fill the time between your short course learning experience:

Bryan/College Station

Learn more about the ever-growing twin cities of Bryan and College Station by visiting Experience BCS and exploring the many restaurants and things to do in your free time. Find a few Aggie-owned eateries around town to try out in between courses, discover the best places in town to get a souvenier or grab your boots and go line dancing. There's a little bit of everything in Aggieland!

Texas A&M University

Explore our campus! For help navigating your walk around campus, visit the digital Aggie Map. Enjoy mixture historic and newly constructed buildings and state-of-the-art technology at Texas A&M University, including the Zachry Engineering Education Complex.