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Introduction to Course 2-OE

The Course 2-OE program includes engineering aspects of the ocean sciences, ocean exploration, and utilization of the oceans for transportation, defense, and extracting resources. Theory, experiment, and computation of ocean systems and flows are covered in a number of courses, complementing a rigorous mechanical engineering program. A hands-on capstone design class allows Course 2-OE students to master the design of advanced marine systems, including autonomous underwater vehicles and smart sensors. Graduates often go on to careers in the offshore and oceanographic industry, the Navy or government, or further study in graduate school.

The Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Course 2-OE Objectives

The educational objectives of the program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Ocean Engineering are that:

Within a few years of graduation, a majority of our graduates will have completed or be progressing through top graduate programs; advancing in leadership tracks in industry, non-profit organizations, or the public sector; or pursuing entrepreneurial ventures. In these roles they will:

  1. Apply a deep working knowledge of technical fundamentals in areas related to mechanical, electromechanical, thermal, and ocean systems to address needs of the customer and society;
  2. Develop innovative technologies and find solutions to engineering problems;
  3. Communicate effectively as members of multidisciplinary teams;
  4. Be sensitive to professional and societal contexts and committed to ethical action;
  5. Lead in the conception, design, and implementation of new products, processes, services, and systems.

These objectives have been developed over a period of 150 years by the faculty and students of the Department, with input from other constituents, in an attempt to comply with the mission of MIT as an institution.

The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

Student Outcomes

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply fundamental principles of mechanical engineering.

Demonstrated ability to apply mathematics and science to an engineering problem.

Demonstrated ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.

Demonstrated ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written reports.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through public speaking.

Demonstrated ability to communicate using visual media.

Students will be aware of the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to specify standard manufacturing and fabrication techniques.

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to implement computer and simulation tools in mechanical engineering practice.

Students will recognize the need for and the ability to engage in life long learning.

Students will have an understanding of ethical and professional responsibility.

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply fundamental principles of ocean engineering.

548 Total Undergraduate Enrollment for the 2013 - 2014 Year
17 Enrollment for Course 2-OE Majors
0% Percent Increase in 2-OE Enrollment in Past 4 Years