Ocean Engineering M.S.

Joint International Programs

Administered in collaboration with the Technische Universität (TU) Braunschweig and the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt in Germany, The University of Cantabria (UNICAN) in Santander, Spain, and Parthenope University in Naples, Italy, these dual master programs enable students to complete simultaneous engineering master’s degrees from both institutions over a two-year period.   

Under this plan, University of Rhode Island master’s degree students in any engineering graduate program (Germany), in Ocean Engineering (Spain) and in Mechanical/Industrial & Systems (Italy) complete the first full year, or approximately one half of the master’s program, in Rhode Island, and then spend the second year of the program as a full-time student at the partner institution abroad. All work completed satisfactorily abroad is recognized by both the host and home universities, thus enabling students to complete degree requirements in Germany, Spain or Italy and in Rhode Island.

*As of Spring 2023, the German partnership program is available to all MS programs, the Spanish partnership is available for the OCE MS program and the Italian partnership is available for the MCE/ISE MS programs.

Program Contacts

TU Braunschweig and TU Darmstadt dual master programs:
Sigrid Berka, sigrid_berka@uri.edu; +1 401.874.4700

UNICAN program in OCE:
Stephen Licht, slicht@uri.edu +1 401.874.6028

Parthenope Program in MCE/ISE:
David Chelidze, chelidze@uri.edu, +1 401.874.2356
Michelangelo La Luna, laluna@uri.edu; +1 401.874.5968