Ocean Engineering - Ocean Mapping, M.Sc. | University of New Hampshire | Durham, United States
12 months
27810 USD/year
27810 USD/year
14170 USD/year
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Ocean mappers are modern-day explorers, mastering not only the elements of mapping the seabed, but also becoming adept at such topics as the geologic characterization of the seabed and the mapping of living ocean resources and habitats. Ocean Engineering - Ocean Mapping students at University of New Hampshire focus on developing the tools, sensors and techniques used to map the oceans.


At University of New Hampshire, in the Ocean Engineering - Ocean Mapping program, you’ll gain critical skills in rigorous classes and research projects at sites in New England and around the world. Our program is led by the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, one of four data centers for the Seabed 2030 project, which aims to create the definitive map of the world ocean floor by 2030, and one of only two academic centers in North America where students can complete the IHO/FIG/ICA-recognized, category-A Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors program. 

You’ll have access to extensive research facilities at the Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory and aboard the R/V Gulf Surveyor, a 48-foot ship that is purpose-designed for ocean mapping activities. Most students who are accepted into the program are supported as Research Associates through externally-funded grants.


  • Academic research
  • Data analysis
  • Environmental/hydrographic consulting
  • Governmental agencies (NOAA, NAVO, USACE, NGA)
  • Hydrographic surveying
  • K-12 and university education
  • Marine hardware and software development
  • Marine research
  • Marine resource management
  • Mineral resources exploration
  • Ocean technology
  • Remote sensing
  • State regulatory agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ocean Measurements Lab
  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping
  • Integrated Seabed Mapping Systems
  • Hydrographic Field Course
  • Coastal Engineering and Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation: 3 required
  • Personal Statement/Essay Questions
  • International Applicants: Some academic departments recommend that international applicants, living outside of the United States, and planning on pursuing a research based degree, submit a preapplication form before submitting a full application. If your desired program is not on the form, departments prefer a full application be submitted. Preapplication requests will be carefully reviewed and a decision usually provided within 3 weeks.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27810 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    27810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27810 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14170 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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