Ocean Engineering: Ocean Mapping M.S.

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Ocean Engineering: Ocean Mapping M.S.

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). 

Contact

Thomas Weber

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

Curriculum & Requirements

Core Courses
OE 990
OE 991
Ocean Seminars I
and Ocean Seminars II
2
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
Ocean Waves and Tides
Coastal Engineering and Processes
Spectral Analysis of Geophysical Time Series Data
Special Topics
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Topics
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.

Deadline

Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: Jan. 15 (for funding); April 1 (recommended US; final international); July 1 (final)
  • Spring: Dec. 1
  • Summer: N/A
  • Special: N/A

Application fee: $65

Campus: Durham

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters: Yes

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Transcripts

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Letters of recommendation: 3 required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Personal Statement/Essay Questions

Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding:

  1. Reasons you wish to do graduate work in this field, including your immediate and long-range objectives,
  2. Your specific research or professional interest and experiences in this field.

Important Notes

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

Additional Details for International Applicants

Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to complete our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. Please note that English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.

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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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