University of New Hampshire

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Ocean Engineering


105 Main St., Thompson Hall

Durham, NH 03824

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Ocean Mapping(Basic and Advanced), Ph.D. - Ocean Engineering, M.S. - Ocean Engineering; Ocean Mapping option

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Ocean Engineering (OE) offers programs leading to the master of science and doctor of philosophy degree program in ocean engineering. Programs in OE are by definition interdisciplinary and require the students to interact with the ocean science community as well as the traditional engineering disciplines. Students are exposed to the broad-based issues of working engineering problems in the ocean environment, as well as discipline specifics. In these programs they will be trained to develop responsible solutions to problems that will lead to sustainable activity and life in the ocean.

A master of science in ocean engineering option in ocean mapping is also available. There is a more structured path through this program, which incorporates all aspects of hydrography as required by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and is approved by the IHO. Focus is on the engineering aspects of hydrography. The general purpose of these programs is to prepare engineering students for professional careers in ocean-related fields.


UNH is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

International Student Requirements:

Non-native English speaking International applicants are required to submit TOEFL examination scores. Demonstration of a sufficient level of English Language proficiency is a prerequisite for admission. Submitted scores that fall below our minimum requirement will be considered unacceptable and grounds for denying admission. Minimum score requirements are as follows: TOEFL (Paper Based): 550 TOEFL (Computer Based): 213 TOEFL (Internet Based): 80 TOEIC* (Test of English for International Communication) IELTS* (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 Institutional Testing Program (ITP) is NOT an accepted TOEFL score by UNH Graduate School

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

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