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Applied Ocean Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

48 months
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About

The Applied Ocean Science and Engineering program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studies the life in the oceans—the distribution, abundance, and production of marine species along with the processes that govern species' spread and development.

Overview

From theory to application

In the Applied Ocean Science and Engineering program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), knowledge acquired in the classroom can be immediately applied to seagoing research on oceanic processes and engineering. For example, AOSE students:

  • Take courses on information theory and apply that theory to quantify the information content of whale sounds.
  • Attend lectures on the control of dynamic systems while applying advanced control concepts to the navigation and maneuvering of autonomous underwater vehicles.
  • Take theoretical courses on oceanic processes while participating in field programs designed to quantify ocean variables that have never before been measured.

The diverse faculty in these departments provide a wide range of course offerings in several disciplines as well as a correspondingly wide range of research opportunities for graduate students. 

For example, Joint Program research on acoustics ranges from using sound for the quantification of the smallest scales of oceanic salinity variations to understanding the bewildering physics of sound transmission across the Pacific. 

Research on physical-biological interactions ranges from elucidating the mechanics of squid propulsion to understanding the processes that lead to the harmful algal blooms ("red tides") that affect human health. 

Research on signal processing ranges from obtaining holographic images of marine microorganisms to developing technologies for obtaining quantitative images of undersea archaeological sites.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Time Series Analysis and System Identification
  • Principles of Oceanographic Instrument Systems - Sensors and Measurements
  • Special Projects in Oceanographic Engineering
  • Array Processing
  • Air-Sea Interaction: Boundary Layers
  • Applied Statistics

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In the application, you will be asked to supply the names and email addresses of three people to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf
  • Transcripts
  • You will be required to describe the grading system(s) used at all colleges and universities you have attended. Explain the specific meaning of any numeric values, letter grades, and rankings
  • English Language Proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL)
  • Statement of Objectives

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1814 - 3756 USD /month
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