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Chair’s Message


Welcome to the Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering at the University of Hawaii. Our graduate program was established by Dr. Charles Bretschneider in 1966, one of the first of its kind in the United States. The Department offers an academic program leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in three disciplines: coastal engineering, offshore engineering, and ocean resources engineering. The faculty members are known nationally and internationally for their research and educational work. Our students come from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds with the common objective to apply their prior education and work experience to ocean-related engineering careers. On this website, you will find useful information related to our academic and research programs. Prospective students may obtain additional information and apply on-line at the Office of Graduate Education website . You may download an assistantship application form here . Please email me at nosal@hawaii.edu should you have any questions or comments about our program.

Eva-Marie Nosal


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