Ocean Engineering - BS

The BS in Ocean Engineering degree emphasizes breadth across the various fields of ocean engineering field. Students take courses in all major sub-disciplines of ocean engineering with advanced electives allowing for deeper learning in focus areas. The degree is appropriate for any discipline of ocean engineering, with particular relevance for those interested in coastal works, off-shore energy (Oil & Gas and renewables), naval architecture, underwater robotics, and for those planning on further specialization in graduate studies. This degree program is offered on College Station and Galveston campuses.

For more information please see https://engineering.tamu.edu/ocean/index.html 

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, environmental engineering, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, interdisciplinary 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, biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering degrees in that students take CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120.  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
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 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Fundamentals of Chemistry II 4  
 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
OCEN 261 Applied Numerical Methods 3
OCEN 311 Fluid Statics and Dynamics 3
OCEN 345 Theory of Ocean Engineering Structures 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
High Impact Experience 7 0
Leadership and Experience  
Technical Elective I 6 3
 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
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
University Core Curriculum 3 3
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