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Ocean Engineering


College or University: Florida Atlantic University (Dania Beach)

Type of degree: B.S.

Brief overview of program: The Ocean Engineering program at Florida Atlantic University offers BS, MS and PhD degree programs in Ocean engineering and takes pride in its faculty's commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Our Undergraduate Program, founded over 40 years ago as a Program of Distinction and as the first undergraduate ocean engineering program of its kind in the US, is today over 140 students strong and offers a multidisciplinary education in engineering as it pertains to human activities in the oceans. The students receive education in the basics of underwater acoustics, hydrodynamics, materials, structures, signal processing, control systems, ship design and oceanography. The faculty have research interests in acoustics, autonomous underwater vehicles, hydrodynamics and physical oceanography, ship systems, ocean energy and marine materials, including nano-composites. The Department operates over dual campuses, from the original Boca Raton campus and from the Dania Beach campus, which is the home of SeaTech, our ocean-side Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering. Undergraduates spend their freshmen through junior years on the Boca Campus where they benefit from taking required non-engineering courses from other colleges and from participating in numerous extracurricular activities offered by FAU. The senior year is spent at the SeaTech campus, where the students, working in teams, undertake their two-semester capstone senior design projects. They benefit from working in research laboratories side-by-side with graduates students. Our programs are demanding, requiring total commitment and a one hundred percent effort from the student. Our goal is to provide an exciting and student-friendly educational environment and prepare outstanding individuals who will lead engineering endeavors in a challenging ocean environment. We actively help students with meaningful summer internships and with career placements upon graduation.

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Program Point of Contact: Manhar Dhanak, Chairman and Director of SeaTech

Email: dfiore@fau.edu

Department: Ocean Engineering at Dania Beach

Institution address: 101 North Beach Road
                             Dania Beach,FL 33004

Phone: 954 924 7000

 


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