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Ocean Engineering Master's Program

Program Details


Master of Engineering


On campus


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Gain technology-centric research and development skills at one of the nation’s top ocean engineering schools, as ranked by College Factual and College Gazette.

Best Grad Schools U.S. News & World Report - Engineering 2024Ocean engineering is a growing and evolving field with a variety of career paths, including marine administration, naval architecture and environmental studies.

At Stevens, you’ll engage in applied research with some of the top faculty in ocean engineering, working on projects related to pressing issues like predicting extreme weather, mapping currents, protecting communities against environmental hazards and enhancing port performance.

Because Stevens houses one of the only ocean engineering programs in the northeast, our graduates are highly sought-after by organizations like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Office of Naval Research and Lockheed Martin.

The Stevens Advantage: Widen Your Career Options

Qianwen Zhao, using her robot-assisted haptic joystick therapeutic device in the Wearable Robotic Systems Laboratory.Stevens’ Hoboken, N.J., location gives access to the living laboratory that is the New York Harbor and New Jersey coast. On campus, you’ll benefit from Stevens’ array of national research partnerships and work in renowned labs and facilities, including the Davidson Laboratory for experimental marine hydrodynamics and the Vibration Acoustics Laboratory.

Learn more about what makes graduate education from Stevens a unique experience:

  • Graduate Cooperative Education Program: Available with two tracks, your co-op experience can serve as a starting point for a research project or augment your on-campus research with complimentary experience.

  • International Student Experience: Tap into our expanding worldwide network of research, academic and alumni partners and mentor with our expert faculty in a number of federally-designated STEM degree programs. Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is available to gain work experience in your major/field of study.

  • State-of-the-Art Research Labs and Facilities: Build, tinker and test your designs in Stevens' MakerCenter, Prototype and Object Fabrication Lab, or numerous other research facilities.

  • Research Opportunities: Renowned faculty, labs and research centers – as well as industry partnerships and funding from leading national agencies – support strategic and interdisciplinary research in engineering and science.

As part of the School of Engineering and Science's sustainability research pillar, the civil, environmental and ocean engineering department facilitates research in coastal engineering, flood prediction, and storm prediction.

A female student works in a lab with a green substance in a vessel.More opportunities for Stevens graduate students include:

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Program Admission Requirements

Graduate Programs That Advance Your Career

A recruiter and a Stevens student shake hands at a career event.The ocean engineering master's program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success in a variety of career roles like:

  • Coastal Engineer

  • Maritime Security Expert

  • Naval Architect

  • Coastal Scientist

  • Underwater Systems Engineer

  • Petroleum Engineer

Our graduates have been hired at: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Lockheed Martin, U.S. Office of Naval Research, Langan Engineering, Mott MacDonald, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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