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Ocean Engineering Grid

One Department, Two Locations

Degrees offered: B.S.; M.S.; M.Eng.; Ph.D.

2020-21 Department Highlights

Take a look at a few of the key highlights from the past year in our department.

The Trident ship in Galveston pulling a Texas A&M flag

College Station

A New Generation of Engineering

The Zachry Engineering Education Complex at Texas A&M University


A Campus by the Sea

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Recent News

Ahmed Hamada from the Department of Ocean Engineering numerically analyzed the various shapes of Point Wave Energy Converters to determine which was the most effective in terms of maximizing energy output. He presented his findings at a national maritime convention.

Ocean engineering senior and 2021 American Bureau of Shipping Scholarship awardee Joshua Lund comes from a long line of engineers. His time as an international hockey player was not going to deter him from following his dream to obtain his own engineering degree.

Dr. HeonYong Kang, ocean engineering assistant professor, and his team are working on two projects to enhance wave energy converters and allow them to be a cost-competitive source of renewable energy.


The world is connected by oceans. The world is protected by ocean engineers. Our uncompromising vision is to establish an ocean engineering program that is a pioneer in modern curriculum, an innovator of education techniques, and a leader in key established/emerging research/technology areas.

The Department of Ocean Engineering is jointly hosted on Texas A&M University's College Station and Galveston campuses, combining the world-class resources and location of each to provide students a unique educational experience.

Employment opportunities exist within private industry, defense contractors, consulting firms, and government agencies. See where an ocean engineering degree can take you.

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By The Numbers

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159 enrolled undergraduate students
76 enrolled graduate students
10 affiliated research laboratories