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.
AMP 5XX: Intro to Ocean Systems Engineering
AMP 601: Advanced analytical methods
AMP 576: Wave propagation in the ocean environment
MAE 512 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
AMP 575 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 614 Computational Fluid Dynamics
MPO 662: Computer models in fluid dynamics
MPO 664 Atmospheric and Oceanic Turbulence
And one of (3 credits):
AMP 531: Ocean Measurements
EEN 536: Digital Signal Processing
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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