Ocean Engineering: Ocean Mapping M.S.

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Ocean Engineering: Ocean Mapping M.S.

Program Overview

Ocean Mapping Option

This option is offered in conjunction with the Joint Hydrographic Center/Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. Students follow a more structured path through this program, which incorporates all aspects of hydrography as required by the Interntational Hydrogrpahic Organization (IHO). 


Curriculum & Requirements

Core Courses
OE 990
& OE 991
Ocean Seminars I
and Ocean Seminars II
OE 810Ocean Measurements Laboratory4
OE 865Underwater Acoustics3
OE 871Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping4
OE 874Integrated Seabed Mapping Systems4
OE 875Fundamentals of Ocean Mapping II4
OE 972Hydrographic Field Course4
Select at least 3 additional credits from the following electives:3-4
OE 854
Ocean Waves and Tides
OE 857
Coastal Engineering and Processes
OE 864
Spectral Analysis of Geophysical Time Series Data
OE 895
Special Topics
ESCI 858
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
ESCI 896
Complete a master's thesis for 6 credits
OE 899Master's Thesis6
Total Credits34-35

Students may fulfill the Category A (professional) International Federation of Surveyors/International Hydrographic Organization/International Cartographic Association (FIG/IHO) Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors by completing, in addition to the core courses, some additional specialized requirements. For more information, please visit the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping website.

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UNH's School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering serves as an interdisciplinary nexus for marine science and ocean engineering teaching and research across the University.

School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

The Center for Coastal Mapping promotes and fosters the education of a new generation of hydrographers and ocean-mapping scientits to meet the growing needs of both government and the private sector.

The Center for Coastal Mapping

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