Ocean engineering with specialization in Ocean instrumentation and seafloor mapping
College or University: University of Rhode Island
Type of degree: Ph.D.
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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Program Faculty: Faculty: Professor Farmer, dean; Professor Smith, associate dean. Professors Ballard, Carey, Collie, Cornillon, D’Hondt, Durbin, Ginis, Hara, Hargraves, Hebert, Heikes, Kincaid, King, Larson, Leinen, Lohmann, Mather, Merrill, Miller, Moran, Nixon, Oviatt, Rossby, Rothstein, Sigurdsson, Smayda, Specker, Spivack, Watts, Wimbush, Wishner, and Yoder; Associate Professors Moran, Shen, and D. Smith; Assistant Professors Donohue, Jenkins, Kelley, McNeil, Robinson, and Rynearson; Professors in Residence Buckley, Donaghay, Gifford, Hanson, Kenney, Rines, Roman, Sheremet, Sullivan-Watts, and Sutyrin; Professors Emeriti Jeffries, Knauss, Pilson, Quinn, Saila, Schilling, Sieburth, and Swift; Associate Professor Emeritus Napora.
Student Support: Programs of study can be designed for individuals employed full-time. Graduate and research assistantships are available for highly qualified students; some industrial and other fellowships are also available.
Institution address: 215 Sheets Building Naragassett Bay Campus