MS in Ocean Engineering

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Objective

The MS in Ocean Engineering provides participants with a combination of engineering skills and strong scientific knowledge in the marine sciences, preparing them to address a variety of ocean-related engineering concerns (e.g. prepare coastal communities for a changing climate; port and harbor security; coastal observation networks; coastal infrastructure; etc.) in a rational and responsible manner.

The program is open to students who want to pursue a career in engineering or marine science and professionals who have responsibilities in engineering, marine science, business and law fields and want to further their knowledge and skills. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ocean Engineering is projected to grow 9% from 2014-2024.

The program has two tracks:

  • Coastal engineering
  • Remote sensing and maritime security

Both tracks build upon the unique world-class resources available through the University of Miami’s Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) satellite receiving facility and Surge Structure Atmosphere Interaction Facility (SUSTAIN) wind-wave laboratory.

Advisory Board

To view the MS in Ocean Engineering Program advisory board, please click here.

Curriculum

Students enrolled in the MS in Ocean Engineering program must successfully complete 27 credits and a three-credit independent design or research project.

Required Courses – 12 Credits

Course # Title Credits
OCE 608 Intro to Ocean Systems Engineering 3
OCE 701 Mathematical Methods of Marine Physics 3
OCE 676 Wave propagation in the ocean environment 3

MAE 612 or

OCE 675

Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics

3

Electives – 9 Credits

Choose One of 3 Credits:

Course # Title Credits
MAE 714 Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
OCE or MPO 762 Computer models in fluid dynamics 3
OCE or MPO 764 Atmospheric and Oceanic Turbulence 3

Choose One of 3 Credits:

Course # Title Credits
OCE 631 Ocean Data Analysis 3
ECE 738 Computer Vision 3
MAE 706 Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics 3
OCE or MPO 764 Atmospheric and Oceanic Turbulence 3

Additional Elective Course Areas – 12 Credits

Choose Four Courses (12 credits) from one of two tracks:

Track 1 Coastal Engineering

Course # Title Credits
OCE 780 Capstone 3
OCE 609 Coastal Physics and Engineering 3

Choose Two of the Following:

Course # Title Credits
     
CAE 610 Structural Mechanics 3
CAE 611 Advanced Structural Analysis 3
     

Track 2 Remote Sensing and Maritime Security

Course # Title Credits
OCE 780 Capstone 3
OCE XXX Maritime Systems Technologies 3

Choose Two of the Following:

Course # Title Credits
OCE 635 Intro to underwater acoustics 3
ECE XXX Underwater Imaging 3
OCE or MPO 642 Physics of Remote Sensing 3
OCE 790 Air-Sea Interaction 3
For more details, visit the UM Bulletin.