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Education & Research in Ocean Engineering with Naval Engineering, Maritime Systems Engineering, and Maritime Structures & Maritime Security Center Programs

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Stevens Institute of Technology was founded in 1870 as a legacy of America’s first family of inventors. Stevens is a premier private coeducational institution focused on research and entrepreneurship. Stevens is committed to exploring the frontiers of engineering, science, and management. Stevens’ ranking by Forbes Magazine as the nation’s third Top Patent-Revenue-Generating University underscores the success of this endeavor.

Stevens Institute offers 30 undergraduate majors, 40 Master’s degree programs, 17 PhD programs and 100+ graduate certificates. The student success in terms of placements and salaries in 2009 was excellent. Average starting salary: ,400, 85% placement rate within one month of graduation, 59% received multiple job offers, and 300+ companies recruited on campus.

Department of Civil, Environmental & Ocean Engineering offers three undergraduate degree programs and five graduate programs, in addition to a variety of graduate certificates and minors that prepare students for a successful career. Students and faculty are actively involved in cutting-edge research in world-class labs and research centers.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • Bachelor of Engineering with a Concentration in Naval Engineering: Naval Engineering is a broad-based engineering discipline that involves the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of surface and subsurface ships, ocean structures, and shore facilities. Although these vessels and facilities are traditionally employed in the defense of the nation, many are also employed in the support of the civilian (commercial) Marine Transportation System.

Graduate Programs - Ocean Engineering

  • Master of Engineering - Ocean Engineering: The Ocean Engineering graduate program has six areas of concentration that are rooted in traditional and emerging topics in ocean engineering. The program has following concentrations.
  • Ocean Engineering Concentration: This program is with Coastal Engineering Concentration
  • Naval Engineering Concentration: This program concentration has ship design, ship building, naval architecture and related courses.
  • Maritime Systems Engineering Concentration: This concentration provides the participant with a fundamental working knowledge of the principles of systems engineering and systems architecture and applies these to the key issues facing the evolving maritime transportation system.
  • Maritime Structures Concentration: This concentration provides knowledge of the specific structure types and design analyses associated with port and maritime systems. Students are given instruction in the various design and maintenance considerations unique to the marine and inland waterway environments.
  • Global Change & Urban Coastal Resilience Concentration: This concentration provides a background in Urban Ocean and Meteorology with a particular focus on the coastal zone. It also prepares students to address challenges faced by cities in a changing climate.
  • Earth Systems Concentration: This concentration gives a foundation in aspects of the earth system through the components (oceanography, meteorology, and hydrology) and as a whole (climate).

PhD Program

  • PhD in Ocean Engineering: The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree is designed to develop your capability to perform research or high-level design in civil, environmental or ocean engineering. Doctoral research work must be based on an original investigation and the results must make a significant, state-of-the-art contribution to the field, and must be worthy of publication in current professional literature.

Maritime Security Center (MSC) Programs

  • Maritime Systems Master's Degree Fellowship Program: The objective of the fellowship program is to enhance the knowledge base, technical skills, and leadership capabilities of the nation's future maritime security workforce and to provide greater access and support for U.S. students pursuing a homeland security focused Master's Degree in Maritime Systems. This fellowship program provides enhanced experiential opportunities and direct pathways for highly skilled students to obtain technical leadership positions in the maritime security domain.
  • Doctoral Fellowship in Maritime Security: The Maritime Security Doctoral Fellowship is a three-year fellowship for high-potential, academically talented students interested in conducting cutting edge research and advanced academic study in the fields of Maritime and Homeland Security. The research-oriented fellowship program provides full tuition support, a monthly stipend and other paid fees for individuals of superior caliber who will make original contributions to the theory and practice in the field of Maritime Security. The three-year accelerated Doctoral Fellowship is supported through funding by a Department of Homeland Security Career Development Grant (CDG).

MSC Graduate and Professional Development Programs

  • Maritime Security Graduate Certificate (On campus & Online): The objectives of this 4-course, 12-credit program is to provide the student with the operational and technological skills to deal with the international safety and security issues facing the Marine Transportation System (MTS). The student's perspective may be that of a vessel or port operator, port authority, or military or governmental security agency. Risk-based analyses are performed to assess concerns related to vessel and shore labor practices, navigational security and safety including cargo and vessel traffic.
  • Maritime Systems Seminar/Webinar Series: The MSC Maritime Systems Seminar Series includes lectures by MSC researchers and leading experts and practitioners in homeland security. The seminar series is designed to engage a broad audience of faculty, students, industry and government stakeholders, and the general public in relevant and timely topics in the maritime and homeland security domain. The seminar series is delivered on-campus at Stevens Institute.
  • Summer Research Institute (SRI) Programs: The Summer Research Institute provides undergraduate and graduate-level STEM students a unique opportunity to participate in an eight-week intensive research program designed to tackle critical issues the maritime and homeland security domain. This highly-collaborative, hands-on summer research program emphasizes critical thinking and multidisciplinary research to generate innovative ideas and solutions to address complex maritime security issues.

STEVENS Features

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Stevens is named for a distinguished family who perpetuated a tradition in American engineering, dating back to the early days of the Industrial Revolution. John Stevens, a colonel in the Revolutionary War, purchased from the State of New Jersey in 1784 the land included in the present-day 55-acre campus of the college. Before 1800, Col. Stevens was a pioneer in the development of the steamboat, and by 1825 he had designed the first American-built steam locomotive.

  • Campus: Located in Hoboken, NJ, in the heart of the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan area, Stevens campus has been a longstanding hub for researchers, renowned scholars, and industry professionals seeking a prestigious, high quality education.
  • Accreditation: Stevens has earned numerous accreditations. These include the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and the American Chemical Society.
  • Study Abroad: : In addition to a traditional study abroad program, Stevens offers of range of short international programs over the summer or during the winter or spring breaks. New partnerships in the following cities will benefit undergraduates: Växjö, Sweden; London, England; Istanbul, Turkey; Buskerud, Norway; Beijing, China and Dublin, Ireland. These complement existing consortia arrangements in Limerick, Ireland; Madrid, Spain and Sydney, Australia, together with previous informal arrangements in Rome, Italy; Innsbruck, Austria; Tel Aviv, Israel and Monterrey, Mexico, among others.
  • Stevens Cooperative Education: Explore the many exciting opportunities that cooperative education offers both students and employers. Together they will develop a pipeline of globally competitive engineers and scientists by engaging students early and effectively equipping them with the knowledge, techniques and skills demanded in an interdisciplinary world.
  • Career Fairs: Representatives from top companies in almost every industry attend Stevens Career Fairs. From the Annual Career Fair that occurs the first Wednesday of December, the Spring Employment Fair that takes place in mid-March, to the Career Day in September exclusively for graduating seniors and graduate students, they are great value additions to your search for a suitable job.
  • WebCampus: WebCampus is the Online Learning unit of Stevens Institute of Technology. WebCampus was created to serve busy mid-career professionals who want to enhance their careers but don’t have time to commute to class. WebCampus provides programs in management, engineering, and technology that are designed to provide the best possible online learning experience.