Our Ocean Engineering Department is one of only a handful of Ocean Engineering programs in the United States. We offer special expertise in ocean robotics and instrumentation, underwater acoustics, wave and coastal processes, marine geomechanics, ocean structures and offshore renewable energy.
Our Location on picturesque Narragansett Bay offers a living laboratory for student learning. Our 100-foot-long wave tank, acoustics tank and research vessel further complement an experience found nowhere else.
We invite you to explore our website and learn why studying at the Ocean State’s flagship university will prepare you to shape the world in which we live.
The University of Rhode Island and the University of Connecticut are teaming up with the U.S. Navy to provide a new opportunity for engineering undergraduates considering careers in the Navy and undersea engineering.
University of Rhode Island student Everett Collins is learning to pick up objects from the ocean floor using a robotic arm. The 21-year-old is on famed oceanographer Robert Ballard’s exploration vessel Nautilus.
With one doctorate in oceanography and another in civil/hydraulic engineering, the University of Rhode Island was a great fit academically and geographically for Reza Hashemi to teach and conduct research on the affects of storms and waves on coastal communities. “URI has a great reputation for ocean science and engineering,” said Hashemi. “I thought it would […]
As an avid scuba diver, Lora Van Uffelen has been exploring the world’s waters for years. The opportunity to pursue her passion by conducting underwater research was a large incentive for her to join URI’s Ocean Engineering faculty last fall. “I was looking for an institution that was supportive of field work with access to […]
Any engineering major may declare a “Minor in Robotics Engineering” field of study, which will be listed on the student’s academic record after graduation. Requirements may be satisfied by completing 18 credit hours. Students must complete one of the following options, as well as an additional three courses (9 credits) from the list of supporting […]