What is an Ocean Engineering degree?
Ocean engineering is about making waves through the study of the relationship among ocean phenomena, the marine environment, and human society and technology. Students dive into a diverse ocean engineering degree curriculum that combines essential courses in modern engineering and naval architecture with in-depth experimentation and hands-on design.
So whether you want to develop a new way of preventing coastal erosion, design jetties and seawalls, or become a naval architect, you can get there with a ocean engineering degree from Florida Tech. Here, you’ll develop a strong background in engineering and get hands-on experience in environmental science and instrumentation.
Our ocean engineering degree program is dynamic and focused. You’ll get started right away, taking core courses like Oceanography and Introduction to Ocean Engineering as a freshman. Guided by highly qualified faculty who care about your success, you’ll hone your strengths and begin specializing as early as sophomore year.
Ocean engineering is based in five areas of concentration: coastal engineering, hydrographic engineering, marine vehicles (naval architecture), marine materials and corrosion, and underwater technology. Hands-on experience in these fields prepares our ocean engineering degree graduates for professional careers.
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Ocean Engineering in DMES includes research in naval architecture and high-speed small-craft, corrosion and biofouling control, marine materials, ocean observing system design and integration, beach erosion, coastal structures and processes, environmental fluid mechanics, artificial reefs, hydrographic surveying, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), autonomous surface vehicles (ASV) and marine and environmental instrumentation.
Where will you use Ocean Engineering?
Opportunities exist for Ocean Engineers in the private, educational, corporate, and governmental sectors. Some career areas to consider are: Offshore Oil Recovery, Marine Metals and Corrosion, Coastal Construction, Global Climate Monitoring, Renewable Energy, Underwater Vehicles, Remote Sensing, Marine Transportation, Naval Architecture, Instrumentation Design.
Why Ocean Engineering at Florida Tech?
We don’t just create engineers here; we prepare our students for real world problems by providing real world, interdisciplinary understanding and experience. The ocean engineering curriculum places emphasis on the solution of engineering problems through the application of advanced knowledge that spans various disciplines. Our program is based in five areas of concentration: coastal engineering, hydrographic engineering, marine vehicles (Naval Architecture), marine materials and corrosion, and underwater technology. The ocean engineering faculty works closely with the faculties of oceanography and environmental science within the department, and with other programs throughout the university. This enables the ocean engineering students to undertake interdisciplinary research in the environmental and oceanographic sciences, and also in fundamental aspects of ocean engineering.