Ocean engineering with specialization in Ocean instrumentation and seafloor mapping
College or University: University of Rhode Island
Type of degree: M.S.
Brief overview of program: The Department of Ocean Engineering at the University of Rhode Island was the first institution (1966) to establish the M.S. and Ph.D. Degree in Ocean Engineering. High quality education and strong research have been the hallmark of the program since its inception. Over 300 students have graduated from the program. These students are employed by major corporations, small companies, large and small consulting firms, in addition to major government research laboratories. In brief, our students are found in all types of positions in a broad spectrum of working environments at both national and international levels.
Prospective ocean engineering students can choose from a diverse group of graduate level courses in widely different ocean related subjects as a result of the broad and interdisciplinary background and research interests of the faculty . Opportunities exist for the student to work with an individual faculty menber or small groups of faculty members from other engineering departments and the Graduate School of Oceanography on specific problems in ocean engineering.
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Number of students enrolled in 2007: 15
Description of Facilities: The Department of Marine Affairs is housed in Washburn Hall on the main campus of URI and has a small computer laboratory. Students have access to a large campus library system with online access to journals and interlibrary loan facilities, a U.S. government document depository, and also the specialized library at the Graduate School of Oceanography.
Program Faculty: The faculty includes:
Prof. Richard Burroughs, Ph.D., Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and MIT
Prof. Tracey Dalton, Ph.D.,Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sciences, University of Massachusetts (Boston)
Prof. Lawrence Juda, Ph.D. Political Science/International Relations, Columbia University
Prof. Seth Macinko, Ph.D. Environmental Science, Policy, Management, University of California (Berkeley)
Prof. Bruce Marti, Ph.D., Geography, University of Florida
Prof. Dennis Nixon, J.D. University of Cincinnati Law School
Prof. Richard Pollnac, Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Missouri
Prof. Robert Thompson, J.D./Ph.D. Community Planning, University of California (Berkeley)
Student Support: Financial aid includes departmental graduate assistantships and research support through faculty project support and undergraduate university scholarships.??????
Institution address: 215 Sheets Building Naragassett Bay Campus