Ocean Engineering (Minor)

Ocean Engineering (Minor)

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The ocean engineering minor allows undergraduate engineering students to acquire a nucleus of knowledge about engineering pertaining to the ocean and the coastal zone.


Thomas Weber

Phone: (603) 862-1659
Office: Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

To meet the University minor requirement, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of five courses from the following list:

Select five of the following:
ESCI 501
Introduction to Oceanography
ESCI 752
Chemical Oceanography
ESCI 758
Introductory Physical Oceanography
ESCI 759
Geological Oceanography
OE 490
Introduction to Ocean Engineering
OE 710
Ocean Measurements Lab
OE 744
OE 754
Ocean Waves and Tides
OE #756
Principles of Naval Architecture and Model Testing
OE 757
Coastal Engineering and Processes
OE 765
Underwater Acoustics
OE 771
Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping
OE 795
Special Topics
CEE 722
Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control
TECH 797
Undergraduate Ocean Research Project

Students typically take ESCI 501 Introduction to Oceanography, TECH 797 Undergraduate Ocean Research Project, and OE 490 Introduction to Ocean Engineering plus two additional engineering courses from the above list to complete the minor.

Students wishing to take the ocean engineering minor should indicate their interest to the ocean engineering minor adviser, Diane Foster, (603) 862-3089 or diane.foster@unh.edu no later than the beginning of the junior year and file an intent to minor form. During the final semester, students must complete a completion of minor form for it to appear on their transcript.

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Minor Forms

Students interested in pursing a minor in ocean engineering should refer to the undergraduate course catalog and meet with the Ocean engineering minor supervisor to comple the inent to minor form.

During the final semester of the student's senior year, student's must complete a completion of minor form in order for the minor to appear on their transcripts.

For more information please visit the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering website.

Ocean engineering student interested in pursuing a minor in another discipline should refer to the UNH undergraduate catalog for minor requirements.

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