The Department of Ocean Engineering offers substantially identical four-year academic programs on each of two campuses: College Station and Galveston. The application and admission processes are identical except for a specific question late in the online application on which applicants may specify a preference for either campus. Pursuing a degree in ocean engineering on the College Station campus enables the rich experience of studying engineering at a very large campus featuring all the opportunities inherent to being amongst a very large number of engineering programs and students. The Galveston campus is a relatively small, special-purpose institution with a specific focus on engineering and science for the marine environment. Pursuing ocean engineering on the Galveston Campus enables students to have direct access to the Texas coast, including frequent field trips to local ship-building and repair facilities, and field-based laboratory experiments on the beach or aboard University-owned vessels

Students provide an inside look into what it is like to be in ocean engineering. | Image: Texas A&M Engineering