Ocean engineering broadly refers to the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and any other marine vessel or structure. Specifically, ocean engineering is the discipline applying engineering sciences, mostly mechanical and electrical engineering, to the development, design, operation and maintenance of watercraft propulsion and on-board systems; e.g. power and propulsion plants, machinery, piping, automation and control systems etc. for marine vehicles of any kind like surface ships, submarines etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Summarize research findings Define problems Report results - written/verbal
Assess risks Analyze data Use laboratory equipment
Perceiving patterns/structures Precision and accuracy Applying logic to problems
Computer literacy Attention to details Evaluate data and results
Apply concepts Organize and report data Utilizing formulas
Inform and explain Gather information Technical writing
Apply knowledge creatively Hydrologic Modeler Wastewater Design Engineer 
Water Systems Engineer Port Engineer Structural Designer
Supplier Quality Engineer Consulting Engineer Propulsion Machinery Service Engineer

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Marine Engineer Sales Engineer Cruise Engineer
Naval Architecture Design Engineer Maintenace Superintendents
Project Engineer/Manager Materials Engineer Process Engineer
Material Handling Engineer Research/Test Engineer Material and Metallurigical Engineer
Naval Shipyard Engineer Disaster Management Specialist Non-Destructive Test Metals Inspector
Coatings and Corrosion Engineer Mechanical Designs Technician Mechanical Engineer

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Aerospace Industry Engineering Consulting Firms Automotive Industry
Farm Equipment Architectural Firms Manufacturing
Commercial Airlines The Department of Navy Computer Firms
Marine Industry Department of Energy NASA
Department of Labor Petroleum & Gas Companies Department of Transportation
Energy & Fuels

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Engineering Student Council
  • American Society of Civil Engineering
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi (TBP), the Engineering Honor Society

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • A/E/C Employers
  • Careers in Engineering
  • Careers in High Tech
  • Careers in Science
  • Career Opportunities in Science
  • Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry
  • Engineers Occupational File
  • Federal Career Opportunities
  • Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
  • Great Jobs for Engineering Majors
  • Opportunities in Building Construction Trades
  • Opportunities in Electronics Careers
  • Opportunities in Engineering Careers
  • Opportunities in High Tech Careers
  • Physical Sciences Career Directory

 

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