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 StructureCourses 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
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management General Engineering & Technology Aquaculture & Fisheries View 12 other PhDs in Hydrology & Water Management in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
- 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
International26725 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26725 USD per year during 48 months.
National26725 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26725 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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