Objectives

Field TestThe ocean engineering program seeks to provide an environment that enables students to pursue their goals in an innovative, rigorous, and challenging program with a diversity of offerings. The program has the following major educational objectives with the expectation that our alumni will have successful careers in the many diverse areas of the ocean engineering profession. Within a few years of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering, we expect our graduates to have the following attributes:

Depth

To be effective in applying ocean engineering principles in engineering practice or for advanced study in ocean engineering.

Breadth

To have a productive career in the many diverse fields of ocean engineering such as coastal engineering, ocean acoustics, offshore structures, and marine renewable energy, or in the pursuit of graduate education in disciplines that include marine science, engineering, medicine, law, or business.

Professionalism

To function effectively in the complex modern work environment with the ability to assume professional leadership roles.