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

New Master of Science Program at Galveston Completable in One Year

Introducing our 30-credit M.S. program. Fellowships available.

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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

For two years in a row, naval architecture has been ranked the top most valuable major by Bankrate, a leader in the financial industry. So, what is naval architecture? Here are the top five things you need to know about this ocean engineering specialization.

Hannah Toerner '18, who received both her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2020 Ocean News and Technology Young Professional Award from the Marine Technology Society.

What would someone with a career spanning over 50 years say to students just beginning their engineering journeys? “Have fun.” Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe shares his research, passion and advice from his decades of experience as an engineer.


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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156 enrolled undergraduate students
69 enrolled graduate students
10 affiliated research laboratories