Ocean Engineering

Courses and Core Curriculum

The curriculum is divided into three groups. The first group of four core courses (12 cr) provides an introduction to the field, as well as analytical tools and theoretical background in the fundamental areas of fluid dynamics and wave propagation.

Requirement for those students entering this program without an engineering background are three terms of Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations, Physics II, Statics and Dynamics.

The initial semester of the program is designed to introduce students to the different subjects encompassed within modern Ocean Engineering and to provide the fundamental knowledge in oceanic applications of mathematics and fluid mechanics necessary to excel in the later courses.

OCE 754:   Survey of Ocean Engineering

OCE 601:   Advanced analytical methods
OCE 676:   Wave propagation in the ocean environment

MAE 612:    Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
OCE 675:    Applied Ocean Hydrodynamics

The student then elects one course (3 cr) from a group focusing on computational (numerical) methods and one course (3cr) from a group focusing on experimental methods. These courses give the student the additional tools needed in the profession.

Choose one of (3 credits):

MAE 714:  Computational Fluid Dynamics
MPO 662:  Computer models in fluid dynamics
MPO 664:  Atmospheric and Oceanic Turbulence

And one of (3 credits):

OCE 631:   Ocean Measurements
ECE 738:   Computer Vision
MAE 606:   Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics
MPO 664:  Atmospheric and Oceanic Turbulence

Finally, students choose four courses (12 credits) from one of two tracks.

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