The Ocean Engineering program is aimed at providing graduate students with advanced technical training in ocean science and engineering for positions in the public and private sectors and for matriculating into PhD programs.
General Requirements: The Ocean Engineering Master of Science requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. This includes a thesis and dependent research. Students shall defend their thesis in an open oral examination chaired by the advisor. Students may earn up to six credits for their thesis.
Additional courses typically include at least 9 credits at the graduate level with 6 credits at the 800 level. Approval for the course curriculum is made by the student’s advisor. Petitions for required course substitutions may be made via the advisor to the program director. A maximum of 9 graduate course credits from other universities may be applied toward the Master’s degree.