Degree Requirements

Graduation Requirements
  1. Students who enter Florida Atlantic University as freshmen must meet all baccalaureate degree requirements of the University, including the Intellectual Foundations Program requirements. Students who transfer to FAU with 30 or more accepted credits must meet all baccalaureate degree requirements of the University, including the General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.

  2. Students must maintain an overall 2.0 or better grade point average in all courses. A grade of "C" or better must be received in all engineering, mathematics, chemistry and physics courses required for the degree. A grade of "C" or better means a grade of "C" or "C+" and excludes a grade of "C?" Ocean Engineering students may not elect the pass/fail option for any required engineering course.

  3. A subsequent course may not be taken if a required grade of "C" or better is not earned in the prerequisite course. With appropriate justification, a prerequisite waiver may be granted by the Ocean Engineering petitions committee. Prerequisite and co-requisite courses must be taken in the proper sequence.
Graduation Requirements for Transfer Students
  1. Meet all baccalaureate degree requirements specified by the university.

  2. Meeting the ocean engineering technical course requirements for mathematics, science, natural science, engineering core and technical electives listed in the course curriculum. These add up to a total of 109 credit-hours.

  3. Satisfy the curriculum requirements. Note: Since the curriculum is subject to revision, students should check with their Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering advisor for the latest requirements.

  4. Maintain a 2.0 or better combined grade point average for all FAU courses.

The total number of credit hours required for graduation is 136.

Note: Students must satisfy the curriculum requirements; however, since the curriculum is subject to revision, students should check with a program advisor for the latest requirements. Students may not deviate from either the courses defined or the sequence of courses defined for the Ocean Engineering curriculum. In exceptional cases, deviations may be approved in advance by petition to the Ocean Engineering petitions committee. Courses taken in violation of this policy cannot be counted toward the Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering degree.