Ocean Engineering (RIE)

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.

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Related Major Skills

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

Sample Work Settings

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

 Last Modified 7/12/18