Mission, Objectives & Educational Outcomes

Ocean Engineering Program Mission Statement

The Ocean Engineering Program's mission is to provide an outstanding ocean engineering program for learning and research and to prepare individuals to meet national and international engineering challenges in the ocean environment. The goal of the Ocean Engineering Program is to develop and offer a comprehensive and broad curriculum in science and engineering that prepares a student, upon graduation, to effectively perform engineering tasks in the ocean environment or to successfully pursue higher studies and research in engineering.

Ocean Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the ocean engineering baccalaureate program at the Florida Atlantic University, within a few years after graduation, will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to carry out engineering tasks in the multi‐disciplinary field of ocean engineering.
  • Make meaningful contributions in terms of design, development and integration of engineering systems, particularly for applications in the ocean environment.
  • Pursue further study for the graduate degree and/or participate in professional societies.
  • Develop and exhibit leadership qualities in their engineering work.
  • Understand various complexities and issues of the contemporary society and make professional contributions in the larger and long-term interest of the society.
Educational Outcomes for Student Performance

The program will meet the above objectives by establishing the following educational outcomes for student performance. At the time of graduation, the students will attain the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.