The Center for Dredging Studies was established in 1968 as a result of conferences held between educators, representatives of the dredging industry, manufacturers, and officials at Texas A&M University. The center is located in the Department of Ocean Engineering, and is supported by gifts and research grants from the dredging industry and the government and continuing education courses.

In addition to research and industrial testing, the center’s activities include teaching university courses and providing annual seminars and short courses concerning advances in dredging engineering technology. The center sponsors the annual dredging engineering short course. The Center for Dredging Studies also actively generates reports, participates in regional, national and international dredging conferences and has a cutter suction dredge simulator.

Dredging Engineering Short Course

The Dredging Engineering Short Course is held each year in January in College Station, Texas. The course includes a mixture of lectures, laboratories and discussion on the Texas A&M University campus. The course is administered by the Center for Dredging Studies, located in the Department of Ocean Engineering and College of Engineering’s Continuing Education Office at Texas A&M University.

Two textbooks and course notes on all lecture material are provided with the course registration fee. A certificate and continuing education units (~3.0 CEUs) are earned by attending this short course. 

For additional information, contact: R.K. Mohan at 215-756-5030 or or Dr. Robert Randall at 979-845-4568 or


We look forward to your upcoming visit to Aggieland! Below is a list of suggested hotels close to Texas A&M University. We will provide transportation from your lodging to our short course location each day. If you choose to stay at alternate lodgings, we can arrange your daily transportation from anywhere in the area. Air travel options are also listed below. All airport shuttles are from College Station Easterwood Airport. See a full list of hotels, dining options and local attractions.

Hotel Options:

  • *Cavalry Court, 200 Century Court, College Station, TX, 77840; 979-229-9090
  • *The George, 180 Century Court, College Station, TX 77840; 979-485-5638
  • Aloft, 1150 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840; 979-704-6400
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 4613 Texas Ave. S., Bryan, TX 77802; 979-268-1552
  • Hampton Inn, 302 Texas Ave. S., College Station, TX 77840; 979-846-0184
  • Hawthorn Suites, 1010 University Dr. E., College Station, TX 77840; 979-695-9500
  • Hilton Hotel, 801 University Dr. E., College Station, TX 77840; 979-693-7500
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1203 University Dr. E., College Station, TX 77840; 979-846-8700
  • Home2 Suites, 300 Texas Avenue, College Station, TX 77840; 979-703-8288
  • Hyatt Place, 1100 University Dr. E., College Station, TX 77840, 979-846-9800
  • Residence Inn by Marriott, 720 University Dr. E, College Station, TX, 77840, 979-268-2200

*These hotels are right across the short course lecture hall. Many other choices are available online.

Check directly with the hotel for Texas A&M Dredging Short Course rates, if offered.  

Airline Options:

Some attendees also fly either to Houston/Dallas and drive from there to College Station.

Upcoming Courses

  • The 48th Dredging Engineering Short Course will be held Jan. 7-11, 2019.