MSOE Program Options

MS Thesis Option

The MS thesis option requires a minimum of 30 credits, including a minimum of 6 thesis credits. At least 15 of the credits must be taken from the ocean engineering core course list. In addition, 9 credits will be selected in consultation with the student's advisor. At least 15 of the 30 credits must be at or above the 6000 level. No 4000 level courses are allowed towards the degree. Students electing the thesis option will be required to complete the thesis program, which includes successful defense and completion of the thesis.

MS Non-Thesis Option

This option requires a minimum of 33 credits. At least 15 of the credits must be taken from the ocean engineering core course list. In addition, 18 credits will be selected in consultation with the student's advisor. No thesis credits may be counted toward this degree. At least half of the credits must be at or above the 6000-level. No 4000-level courses are allowed towards the degree.

MSOE Non-Thesis Option with a Minor in Business

This program leads to a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering with a Minor in Business Administration. It requires a total of 36 credits. At least 15 of the credits must be taken from the ocean engineering core course list. In addition, 6 credits relating to the student's area of specialization in ocean engineering must be selected and 15 credits must be selected from the College of Business approved course list outlined under the Minor in Business heading in the university catalog. At least half of the credits must be at or above the 6000-level. No 4000-level courses are allowed towards the degree.