Ocean Engineering Doctoral Program
DegreeDoctor of Philosophy
Advance your expertise in naval engineering and coastal resilience at one of the nation’s foremost ocean engineering programs.
Stevens’ premier location offers Ph.D. students unique opportunities to participate in large-scale studies and projects focused on coastal flood protection and offshore wind energy. You’ll have access to cutting-edge facilities like the Stevens Urban Ocean Observatory and the Davidson Laboratory—one of the world’s fastest towing tanks. In addition, you’ll learn from Stevens’ expert faculty—like Professor Emeritus Daniel Savitsky, a pioneer in the method of theoretical resistance estimations—who have led the advancement of naval architecture for several decades.
The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering offers dynamic opportunities to explore leading-edge research within a close community of faculty mentors. You'll be able to study under a faculty mentor in the area that you find most exciting:
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering Research at Stevens
Major advantages of studying civil, environmental, or ocean engineering at a premier research institution like Stevens include support for your ideas, great mentors and the best tools for your research. Learn more about research in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering.
The Stevens Advantage
Stevens’ location on the Hudson River and near New York Harbor gives students a unique vantage point for studying marine transport systems. Institutional partnerships with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other organizations allow students to pursue research and projects that deliver real-world benefits—experience that serves our graduates well on the job market.
More Advantages to Our Program
Students have rare opportunities to interface with city governments and other stakeholders, with Stevens Urban Ocean Observatory and with related research projects that have a potential impact on a metropolitan area of 22 million people
The program provides the infrastructure to conduct field, laboratory and numerical analyses across all three of its focus areas
Within 50 miles of Hoboken, researchers have the opportunity to study ocean/coastal/back bay systems ranging from highly urbanized to completely natural
The Davidson Laboratory high-speed towing tank is one of the few on-campus towing tanks in the United States and one of the fastest towing tanks in the world
The program offers unique courses, such as Urban Oceanography; Design of Living Shorelines; and, Laboratory in Naval Architecture
Creation and analysis of observation data sets and forecasts
Classes that incorporate authentic design examples and research problems
Research on widely used, real-time forecasting systems