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Ocean Engineering and Supply Chain Management Education and Research at COE and Mays Business School

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Opened in 1876 as Texas' first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M University is a research-intensive flagship university with 38,000-plus undergraduates and more than 9,000 graduate students studying in over 250 degree programs in 10 colleges. Students can join any of 800 student organizations and countless activities ranging from athletics and recreation to professional and community service events. But there's more than just numbers that make up the Aggie experience. 

At Texas A&M, students have a wealth of opportunity to pursue their lifelong career goals. Many of Texas A&M's degree programs are ranked in the top 10 nationally. With a comprehensive selection of majors and numerous extracurricular activities to hone their skills in academics, leadership and public service, a college experience at Texas A&M results in highly sought-after graduates and solid world citizens. With more than 120 undergraduate degree programs and more than 240 master's and PhD programs to choose from, the university enrolls one of the 10 largest student bodies in the nation - and the largest outside a major metropolitan area. Fall 2009 enrollment was a record 47,802, with a record 9,104 entering freshmen.

Texas A&M is one of only a few universities in the United States that offers degrees in Ocean Engineering offered by the College of Engineering. The university conducts research, serve the public and educate students in a broad program of instruction encompassing traditional and emerging areas of ocean engineering. The graduates are prepared for entering engineering practice, continuing onto graduate study, lifelong learning and professional development.

Texas A&M University's Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master's and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management of information systems, management, marketing, and supply chain management. The school consistently ranks among the top public business schools. Mays partners with national and regional business executives to deliver relevant education shaped by industry expectations and insights. Mays' home in the Wehner Building offers a dynamic learning environment for faculty and students, featuring interactive teaching tools, wireless Internet throughout the building and multiple computer labs.

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Academic Programs

Mays Business School Programs

  • BBA in Supply Chain Management: This major produces graduates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work in and coordinate team activities. Graduates possess the business, technical and leadership skills needed to meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving global marketplace.
  • MBA with Specialization Certificate in Supply Chain & Operations: The MBA curriculum includes core courses that will prepare you to lead your organization, and the flexible degree options allow you to customize the program to meet your needs. The Full-Time MBA Program at Texas A&M's Mays Business School offers several options to customize your degree that extend your studies past the core 16-month program. By pursuing a certificate program or a specialization, you can further specialize your education to meet your career objectives. The certificate requirement is completion of four graduate level courses (12 hours) in supply chain management, including the introductory supply chain management course.
  • PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Ph.D. in Business Administration - Operations and Supply Chain Management program normally consists of two to three years of coursework, plus two years of research work to complete the doctoral dissertation. Graduates of the Ph.D. program are qualified to pursue rewarding academic careers as supply chain professors at business schools.

College of Engineering Programs

  • BS in Ocean Engineering: The ocean engineering curriculum includes courses in written communication skills, humanities, social sciences, and American heritage to ensure a well-rounded education. Courses that directly apply to ocean engineering include: coastal engineering, dynamics of ocean systems, engineering design of offshore and coastal systems, fluid mechanics, marine hydrodynamics, naval architecture, numerical methods, ocean engineering laboratory, ocean wave mechanics, oceanography, offshore and coastal structures, underwater acoustics, and underwater and moored system design.
  • MS in Ocean Engineering: The pre-requisite for the Ocean Engineering Graduate Program is that a degree candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline. The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 32 credit hours and a thesis.
  • MEng in Ocean Engineering: Student-specific pre-requisite requirements may also be imposed by the faculty for students with a weak background in the basics of ocean engineering (such as dynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanics of materials). The Master of Engineering degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and a written project report.
  • PhD and Doctor of Engineering in Ocean Engineering: Students are formally admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program after passing a written and oral General Exam to be taken at the end of the first semester of Ph.D. studies. The Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 64 credit hours beyond the Master’s Degree and a dissertation. 

TEXAS A&M Features

Texas A&M University at Galveston, with an enrollment of about 1,700, offers 10 marine-oriented bachelor's degrees and a master's in marine resources management. The campus opened in 1964, and degrees are awarded from Texas A&M University. The Texas Maritime Academy, one of six seacoast maritime academies in the US, provides an opportunity for students to learn how to operate and maintain an ocean-going vessel. At the conclusion of the program, graduates can become licensed as officers in the US Merchant Marine or serve in the US Naval Reserve or US Coast Guard Reserve.

  • Campus: Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, Texas. The campus spans 5,500 acres and home to a community of about 170,000 residents, Bryan/College Station is centrally located - only a short drive from Austin, Dallas and Houston.
  • Accreditation: Texas A&M University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional levels. Mays Business School is accredited by AACSB international, the premier accrediting agency and service organization for business schools.
  • Center for International Business Studies: The Center for International Business Studies (CIBS) is responsible for internationalizing the business programs for Mays Business School and the international business dimension of the university's other programs. CIBS receives university support for its administrative operations, but relies on private sector donations and grants for research, outreach, and educational enrichment programs.
  • Graduate Business Career Services: Mays Business School’s Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS) specializes in one-on-one collaboration with Mays graduate students (MBA and MS), recruiters, and hiring managers. GBCS creates a relationship with each of the corporate partners to meet their hiring needs. Mays Business School provide traditional career services, including position postings, online resume books, career fairs, and off- and on-campus recruiting support. By working individually with the students and employers, the GBCS staff can also directly refer highly qualified MBA and masters candidates that are the right fit for specific positions.
  • CSCMP Texas A&M University Roundtable: Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the preeminent association for individuals involved in supply chain management. CSCMP provides educational, career development, and networking opportunities to its over 9,000 members and to the entire profession.
  • International Field Trip: An international field trip is a short program abroad led by Texas A&M University faculty/staff who are accompanied by a group of students (graduate/undergraduate). A field trip can be part of a credit-bearing course, or a non-credit bearing trip of its own. If a field trip is part of a credit-bearing course, more than half of the course must be taught on the TAMU campus.
  • Undergraduate Reciprocal Educational Exchange Programs (REEP) : These programs offer the opportunity for complete "immersion" into a partner country's academic environment and culture. You will attend classes with the students from that country and interact closely with them. You remain officially enrolled at TAMU for 12 credit hours of course work, pay tuition and fees to TAMU and will be exempt from paying tuition and fees to the overseas institution. Most REEP partners offer business courses in English.

LAST UPDATED ON May 26, 2019