Ocean Engineering: Ocean Mapping (M.S.)

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Ocean Mapping Option

This option is offered in conjunction with the Joint Hydrographic Center/Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. Students follow a more structured path through this program, which incorporates all aspects of hydrography as required by the Interntational Hydrogrpahic Organization (IHO). 

Core Courses
OE 990
OE 991
Ocean Seminars I
and Ocean Seminars II
OE 810Ocean Measurements Laboratory4
OE 865Underwater Acoustics3
OE 871Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping4
OE 874Integrated Seabed Mapping Systems4
OE 875Fundamentals of Ocean Mapping II4
OE 972Hydrographic Field Course4
Select at least four additional approved credits including one of the following electives:12-16
Ocean Waves and Tides
Coastal Engineering and Processes
Special Topics
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Complete a master's thesis for 6 credits
OE 899Master's Thesis6
Total Credits43-47

Students may fulfill the Category A (professional) International Federation of Surveyors/International Hydrographic Organization/International Cartographic Association (FIG/IHO) Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors by completing, in addition to the core courses, some additional specialized requirements. For more information, please visit the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping website.