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Ocean Engineering Grid

One Department, Two Locations

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

30-Credit Master of Science Special fellowships available.

Check out our new 30-credit, nonthesis Master of Science in Ocean Engineering, offered exclusively at our Galveston campus.

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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

Paula Fitzpatrick ’98, an ocean engineering former student and the vice president of growth and development for engineering contracting company Wood, shares her industry experience and advice to current students.

Sarah Dearing ’08, an ocean engineering former student and current vice president of Callan Marine, Ltd., joined the inaugural ocean engineering industry panel in the spring. Learn about her career, Aggie experience and what advice she has for current students.

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has discovered that the current rates at which sea levels are rising are close to a tipping point for widespread marsh drowning.


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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169 enrolled undergraduate students
71 enrolled graduate students
10 affiliated research laboratories