The Course 2-OE program includes engineering aspects of the ocean sciences, ocean exploration, and utilization of the oceans for transportation, defense, and extracting resources. Theory, experiment, and computation of ocean systems and flows are covered in a number of courses, complementing a rigorous mechanical engineering program. A hands-on capstone design class allows Course 2-OE students to master the design of advanced marine systems, including autonomous underwater vehicles and smart sensors. Graduates often go on to careers in the offshore and oceanographic industry, the Navy or government, or further study in graduate school.
The Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying fundamental principles of mechanical engineering, science, and mathematics including the steps of abstracting essential information, critically assessing its validity, and making appropriate assumptions.
2. Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
3. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences by diverse means including written reports, public speaking, and visual media.
4. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
8. Implement computer and simulations tools in mechanical engineering practice.
9. Specify manufacturing and fabrication techniques and other engineering processes needed to implement thermal, mechanical, and ocean engineering systems.
10. Apply fundamental principles of ocean engineering.