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.
URI Ocean Engineering Professor Jim Miller was a guest on WCAI to talk about how the acoustics of offshore wind turbines affect marine life. His interview can be heard from 6:55-19:30 on the recording of the show.
Brian Skeels, who received his master’s degree in ocean engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1979, will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals at the Offshore Technology Conference.
Brennan Phillips, URI assistant professor of ocean engineering, led an expedition to the underwater mountains around the Galapagos Islands in 2015. Read about their unexpected discovery, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports.
During the winter break, 21 engineering students learned what it takes to become entrepreneurs in the course, “EGR 326 Engineering Entrepreneurship II,” co-instructed by Professor James Miller.
Thanks to a grant from The Champlin Foundation, a printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication station will enable students to gain hands-on experience in creating circuit prototypes. The station will include a laser structuring machine, a copper plating machine and a multilayer pressing machine.