Ocean Engineering - BS

The basic science and mathematics include two semesters of physics and one semester of chemistry with laboratories and mathematics through differential equations and one course in statistics.    Fundamental engineering courses such as foundations in engineering, engineering statics, dynamics, materials, mechanics of deformable bodies, thermodynamics or electrical engineering, geotechnical engineering develop strong understanding of engineering basics.  Courses that directly apply to ocean engineering include: coastal engineering, dynamics of ocean systems, engineering design of offshore and coastal systems, fluid dynamics and fluid dynamics laboratory, marine hydrodynamics, naval architecture, numerical methods, ocean engineering laboratory, ocean engineering wave mechanics, oceanography, offshore and coastal structures, underwater acoustics, senior capstone design project, steel and concrete design, and underwater and moored system design.  The technical elective program provides students ability to develop some emphasis in offshore, coastal, or underwater systems.  The ocean engineering curriculum includes courses in written communication skills, language, engineering ethics, philosophy and culture, social sciences and American heritage to ensure a well-rounded education.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 andCHEM 102/CHEM 112. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1,4
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II: Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3,5 3-6
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGR 217/PHYS 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 2
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 3
OCEN 201 Introduction to Ocean Engineering 3
OCEN 221 Engineering Mechanics: Statics 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MEEN 315
Principles of Thermodynamics
or Principles of Electrical Engineering
OCEN 213 Principles of Materials Engineering 3
OCEN 214 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies 3
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Third Year
CVEN 345 Theory of Structures 3
OCEN 261 Applied Numerical Methods 3
OCEN 311 Fluid Statics and Dynamics 3
OCEN 336 Fluid Dynamics Laboratory 1
OCNG 410 Physical Oceanography 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
OCEN 265
Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
or Offshore Structure Design
OCEN 300 Ocean Engineering Wave Mechanics 3
OCEN 362 Hydromechanics 3
OCEN 363 Dynamics and Vibrations 3
Technical Elective I 6 3
High Impact Experience 7 0
Leadership and Experience  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
OCEN 400 Basic Coastal Engineering 3
OCEN 402 Principles of Naval Architecture 3
OCEN 403 Dynamics of Offshore Structures 3
OCEN 406 Capstone Design I 1
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Technical elective II 8 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 9 3
OCEN 401 Underwater Acoustics for Ocean Engineers 3
OCEN 407 Design of Ocean Engineering Facilities II 3
OCEN 410 Ocean Engineering Laboratory 9 2
OCEN 481 Seminar 1
Technical elective III 10 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours97

A grade of C or better is required in all required mathematics (MATH), civil engineering (CVEN) and ocean engineering (OCEN) courses taken to satisfy degree requirements.

Total Program Hours 128