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Ocean Engineering

Availability: Gulf Park

Ocean Engineering

Why Ocean Engineering at USM?

The School of Ocean Science and Engineering offers the only ocean engineering degree in the state of Mississippi and one of only 10 such programs in the nation. This program features interdisciplinary coursework that integrates multiple engineering fields (e.g., mechanical, civil, electrical, computer, environmental). Collaboration between ocean engineering and other oceanographic disciplines allow our students the opportunity to engage in other marine related fields of study.

Designed to meet ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accreditation requirements.

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18000sq-ft Marine Research Center in Gulfport
2Summer Internships building career connections
135ft research vessel R/V Point Sur

What Will I Learn?

  • Engineering design process
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Computer programming
  • Field methods
  • Data analysis
  • Ocean instrumentation
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Coastal processes
  • Underwater sensing and communication
  • Marine infrastructure

Students will work with marine science faculty to gain hands-on experience with AUVs, gliders, ROVs and other sensor systems in the lab or in the field from USM vessels, such as R/V Point Sur.

Not Just Theory

Our Ocean Engineering faculty is engaged in state of the art research in core disciplines and is enthusiastic to have students participate in their projects. This generates ample opportunities for our undergraduates to gain valuable hands on experience in diverse fields such as ocean sensor development, operations of autonomous ocean drones, and shoreline modeling.

Availability

Degree Plan Availability
Ocean Engineering BSGulf Park
  • Ocean instrumentation design and implementation
  • Maritime operations
  • Coastal hazard remediation
  • Unmanned submersible vehicles
  • Shipbuilding Industry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Ocean Engineering program will have its first graduating class in Spring 2021.
  • Ocean Engineering program will have its first graduating class in Spring 2021.
  • Ocean Engineering program will have its first graduating class in Spring 2021.