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Ocean Engineering Grid

One Department, Two Locations

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

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

Christa Hvidsten dives into exactly what it’s like to study ocean engineering right on the water’s edge and how her passion for renewable energy and sailing led her to Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Dr. Mirjam Furth is bringing her naval architecture and ocean engineering expertise to both the Texas A&M University College Station and Galveston campuses – utilizing the resources of each to give graduate and undergraduate students hands-on research experience.

Former ocean engineering student Washington Bryan reflects on his 25-year career at Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC and shares his advice to current students and his peers in industry.


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