Image of a wave by Steven Businger. Program Educational Objectives

The Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. The goal of the program is to prepare students for the engineering profession and to conduct research in support of the education program.

The objective of the program at the MS level is to produce graduates who:

1.      Are capable of effectively applying mathematical and scientific principles to solve
         practical and relevant engineering problems, especially as they pertain to ocean
         and marine environments;
2.      Have a general understanding of, and ability to work within, the ocean and resources engineering disciplines;
3.      Are proficient in one or more of the ocean and resources engineering disciplines;
4.      Are aware of the professional, managerial, legal, ethical, and other non-technical issues encountered in engineering practice;
5.      Can communicate and work effectively with their peers, clients, and the general public to promote new and innovative ideas,
         products, and designs; and
6.      Can adapt to the evolving demands and technology of ocean and ocean resource industries.



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