students looking out over the Packery Inlet

Welcome prospective students! The Department of Ocean Engineering offers substantially identical programs on each of two campuses: College Station and Galveston.

One Department: Two Locations

In College Station, you will be joining a cohort of top-notch individuals at a very large campus featuring all the opportunities and experiences inherent to being amongst a highly-regarded and wide-reaching engineering program.

By the sea, the Galveston campus is a special-purpose institution with a specific focus on engineering and science for the marine environment. You will have direct access to the Texas coast, frequent field trips to local ship-building and repair facilities, and field-based laboratory experiments on the beach or aboard university-owned vessels.