ERIC Number: ED247117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Global Survey and Analysis of Post-Graduate Curricula in Ocean Engineering. Unesco Reports in Marine Science.
Richards, Adrian F.; Richards, Efrosine A.
A global survey was conducted to: (1) determine what universities have ocean engineering curricula; (2) obtain information on the nature of these curricula; and (3) determine the similarity of curricula by noting the frequence of occurrence of specific courses or subjects. Results indicate that at least 97 academic institutions in 19 countries have ocean engineering postgraduate curricula. The top four countries having undergraduate and postgraduate curricula include the United States with 25 universities, the United Kingdom with 14, and Japan and China with 11 and 10 respectively. Ocean engineering, as exemplified by the curricula in the institutions surveyed, includes the subfields of harbor and coastal engineering, offshore engineering, marine technology, and the more traditional fields of naval architecture and marine engineering. There exists a definite similarity of subjects or courses included in most ocean engineering curricula. Although a number of institutions have postgraduate degrees in ocean engineering, most degrees are in one of the traditional engineering fields or undesignated by discipline. (The major portion of this document consists of a list of universities, by country, having postgraduate curricula in ocean engineering. Location, courses and degrees offered, degree requirements, and other information are provided for each entry.) (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Ocean Engineering, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Surveys, Undergraduate Study
Marine Information Centre, Division of Marine Sciences, UNESCO, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris (France).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Engineering Curriculum; Naval Architecture