Engineering: Minor in Ocean Engineering
College or University: California State Polytechnic University
Type of degree: B.S.
Brief overview of program: Ocean engineering at Cal Poly provides the student with an overview of the
ocean engineering field, and prepares the student for employment or graduate
work leading to an advanced degree.
The program emphasizes practical engineering by offering, in addition to
classroom instruction, directed research under faculty supervision and at-sea
operations utilizing the R/V Yellowfin, R/V Seawatch and the school's
Cal poly prides itself on its "hands-on" approach to teaching. Students
participate in a wide range of activities that enrich the curriculum.
Mentoring is available from the faculty and a cadre of professional volunteers
who are experts in their fields.
As part of the Southern California Marine Institute, the program utilizes the
facilities at Terminal Island and the Wrigley Institute of Environmental
Studies on Catalina Island for engineering training, test and evaluation.
Certification in research diving is also available.
Website: Click here for program website
Description of Facilities:
The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is a premier ocean research facility. Located on the Isthmus of Catalina Island, WIES has been the base for a variety of CPP Ocean Engineering activities. With full laboratories, diving facilities, and resident staff, WIES has greatly extended our activities off-shore. Operations at WIES have included:
Diver Training Activities
Catalina Conservancy Divers (CCD) volunteer efforts
Testing of Galvanic cells, thermograph chains, and other projects
Support diving in connection with other projects
Please e-mail us for further information on projects and
Student Support: Cal Poly Pomona General Scholarships
University Scholars Program
College & Department Scholarships
CSU System Scholarships (under construction)
Program Point of Contact: Sam Kelly
Institution address: 3801 West Temple Avenue,