Masters in Ocean Engineering

8084
Master of Science
Classroom
No
Graduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 8084 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives, GRE

The curriculum is designed to allow the ocean engineer to broaden professional expertise in preparation for a challenging career in industry or for further graduate study. Although emphasis is placed on a core of required courses, the student is encouraged to concentrate efforts in one of several areas of interest through a choice of elective courses. Both thesis and nonthesis tracks are available.

The Master of Science in Ocean Engineering can be earned on either a full-time or part-time basis. Although a full-time student may complete coursework within two or three semesters, thesis activities normally involve a further one or two semesters of study. Graduate student assistants normally require additional time. A student can start graduate studies in either the fall or spring semester, but fall semester is recommended.

Admission Requirements

An applicant should normally have an undergraduate degree in some field of engineering or in one of the physical sciences. Every applicant should have a mathematics background through differential equations along with introductory courses in physics, chemistry and computer programming. A student who has graduated from a nonengineering program will be required to complete additional coursework as part of the master's degree program. Although not required for admission, an on-campus interview is highly recommended. Applicants must submit GRE General Test Scores for evaluation.

Applications from international students are invited and will be evaluated with consideration given to academic standards in the country where baccalaureate studies were taken.

General admission requirements and application procedures are presented in the Academic Overview section.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science in Ocean Engineering is conferred on students who have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours (including thesis) of required and elective coursework. Thesis work may be primarily analytical or experimental in nature, or a comprehensive design study, or a computational investigation involving state-of-the-art computer modeling techniques. The thesis may be replaced by three courses (nine credit hours) following approval of a written petition to the program chair. The nonthesis track requires a minimum of 33 credit hours, an oral final program examination and a technical paper. A thesis is usually required for any student receiving financial support through the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems.

Curriculum
  • OCE 5515 Materials for Marine Applications
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5570 Marine Hydrodynamics and Wave Theory
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5990 Ocean Engineering Seminar
    (each semester)
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5999 Thesis Research
    *
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 5401 Principles of Physical Oceanography
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH xxxx Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
  • Subject Area Courses Credit Hours: 9
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 30

*May be replaced by nine credit hours of coursework and a major paper.

Recommended Electives

An additional course to meet the minimum total requirements for the degree can be selected from the following list of recommended electives. Other courses can also be elected with approval of the student advisory committee.

  • CVE 5025 Foundation Design
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 5701 Environmental Regulation and Impact Assessment
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 4575 Design of High-Speed Small Craft
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 5204 Marine Pollution
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 5210 Marine and Environmental Chemistry
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 5405 Dynamic Oceanography
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 5409 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ORP 5041 Reliability Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ORP 5042 Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
    Credit Hours: 0
Areas of Specialization

The subject area requirement is met by taking at least three courses from one of the following groups:

Coastal Engineering and Processes
  • OCE 4545 Hydroacoustics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5525 Coastal Processes and Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5526 Advanced Coastal Engineering Structures
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5542 Ocean Engineering Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5563 Port and Harbor Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5586 Ocean Engineering Data Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
Hydrographic Engineering
  • ECE 5245 Digital Signal Processing 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 4010 Geographic Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 4545 Hydroacoustics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5550 Bathymetry
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5571 Naval Architecture
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5586 Ocean Engineering Data Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 5704 Oceanic Remote Sensing
    Credit Hours: 0
Materials and Structures
  • MAE 5050 Finite Element Fundamentals
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 4574 Structural Mechanics of Marine Vehicles
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5519 Corrosion Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5526 Advanced Coastal Engineering Structures
    Credit Hours: 0
Naval Architecture
  • OCE 4531 Instrumentation Design and Measurement Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 4572 Structural Design of Marine Vehicles
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5519 Corrosion Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5542 Ocean Engineering Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5571 Naval Architecture
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5573 Dynamics of Marine Vehicles
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5575 Applied Marine Hydrodynamics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5586 Ocean Engineering Data Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5590 Design of Marine Propulsion Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
Ocean Energy
  • ECE 4681 Introduction to Electrical Power Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ECE 5683 Power Systems Operation and Control
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ECE 5684 Power System Reliability and Planning
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 5300 Principles of Renewable Energy
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 4531 Instrumentation Design and Measurement Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5519 Corrosion Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5526 Advanced Coastal Engineering Structures
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5542 Ocean Engineering Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5575 Applied Marine Hydrodynamics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5586 Ocean Engineering Data Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
Ocean Instrumentation
  • MAE 4014 Control Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MAE 4318 Instrumentation and Measurement Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MAE 5316 Mechatronics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 4531 Instrumentation Design and Measurement Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 4545 Hydroacoustics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5542 Ocean Engineering Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5586 Ocean Engineering Data Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
Ocean Systems/Underwater Technology
  • OCE 4531 Instrumentation Design and Measurement Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 4545 Hydroacoustics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 4572 Structural Design of Marine Vehicles
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5519 Corrosion Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5542 Ocean Engineering Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5573 Dynamics of Marine Vehicles
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5575 Applied Marine Hydrodynamics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5586 Ocean Engineering Data Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0