College or University: Texas A&M University
Type of degree: Ph.D.
Brief overview of program: The pre-requisite for the Ocean Engineering Graduate Program is that a degree candidate have a Bachelorís Degree in an engineering discipline. Student-specific pre-requisite requirements may also be imposed by the faculty for students with a weak background in the basics of ocean engineering (such as dynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanics of materials).
Students are formally admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program after passing a written and oral General Exam to be taken at the end of the first semester of Ph.D. studies. The Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 64 credit hours beyond the Masterís Degree and a dissertation. Of the 64 credit hours, typically 32 hours must be in coursework. To complete the coursework for the Ph.D., six credits must be selected in the area of mathematics, statistics and numerical methods and three credit hours in the area of fluid mechanics in addition to the requirements for the Masterís degree. These course requirements are summarized in the following table.
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Program Point of Contact: Scott Socolofsky
Institution address: 3136 TAMU Blvd.