Objectives and Outcomes

The objective of the UNH Ocean Engineering undergraduate program is to produce graduates who are ethical professionals and good citizens. As they progress in the first several years following graduation, they are expected to:

1. use their engineering education for success in technical careers in industry, academia, government, or for advanced study in engineering and the physical sciences.

2. apply fundamentals of science and engineering to professional practice that enhances our understanding of and/or contributes to the sustainable development of the oceans.

3. contribute their engineering problem solving skills to society through participation in groups dedicated to serving both professional associations and the public interest.

The Student Outcomes consist of the ABET 1-7 general requirements for all engineering programs with four additional outcomes specific to the Ocean Engineering program which are subsets of (1).

(1) ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and math.

  • knowledge of fluid mechanics and hydrostatics with depth in at least one.
  • an ability to apply solid mechanics and dynamics through multivariate calculus and differential equations.
  • knowledge of oceanography, water waves, and underwater acoustics.
  • ability to apply probability and applied statistics.

(2) ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.

(3) ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

(4) ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.

(5) ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

(6) ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

(7) ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.