Department of Ocean Engineering

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Ocean Engineering Undergraduate Degree Programs

Ocean Engineering, B.S.

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Research CruiseOur nationally recognized program is a leader in ocean instrumentation and robotics, underwater acoustics, marine hydrodynamics and tsunamis, coastal modeling, marine geomechanics, coastal and offshore structures, and offshore power generation. Our students balance rigorous fundamental courses with practical laboratory and field experience utilizing our coastal location, a 100-foot wave tank, an acoustic tank and a 42-foot research vessel.

International Engineering Program

The International Engineering Program combines a B.S. degree in any of the college’s engineering disciplines with a B.A. degree in a foreign language (German, Spanish, French, Italian or Chinese). The five-year program includes a year studying abroad. The first semester abroad is spent at the IEP’s partner university taking engineering, language, and culture courses in the host language. This is followed by a six-month paid internship with an international engineering firm in the same country.

Double Major: Marine Biology, B.S. & Ocean Engineering, B.S.

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This program provides the opportunity to combine two exciting fields in an engaging 5-year program.

Accelerated 5-Year B.S./M.S. Program

This program allows students to complete both the B.S. and M.S. degrees within 5 years. While a bachelor’s provides a solid foundation in ocean engineering, a master’s degree offers students additional expertise that employers value.

For admission into the program students must have junior standing in Ocean Engineering, have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and 3.2 in engineering courses. Before applying, current URI undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to meet with Professor James Hu to review their application. To apply, follow these guidelines.  The deadline for the ocean engineering program is February 1.

The Ocean Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

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