OCEN 681



Dr. Scott A. Socolofsky,
Associate Professor


Office Hours

Course Meeting Times

R 3:55-4:45 in CE 118


Ph +1-979-845-4517


OCEN 681 Seminar. (0-2). Credit 1. Reports and discussion of current research and selected published technical articles.

Course Objectives

To introduce ocean engineering graduate students to current research topics in the field of ocean engineering through:


Fluid dynamics, research, environmental fluid mechanics, coastal engineering, ocean engineering, offshore engineering, modeling

Method of Evaluation

Your grade for this class will be pass or fail based on your attendance of the seminars.  If you miss more than two seminars without a university excused absence (see Attendance section below), you will be required to write a 10 page research paper on the topic of one of the seminars that you missed in order to receive a grade of pass. 

Plagiarism and Cheating

“An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.”  Students are expected to understand and abide by the Aggie Honor Code presented on the web at:

Your attendance at the seminars will be recorded by a sign-in sheet that you will be asked to sign at each seminar.  It will be considered cheating and result in a failing grade if you 1) ask someone else to sign in for you at a seminar that you missed or 2) if you sign in for someone who is not present at one of the seminars. 


The university views class attendance as an individual student responsibility. Students are expected to attend class and to complete all assignments.  Instructors are expected to give adequate notice of the dates on which major tests will be given and assignments will be due. This information should be provided on the course syllabus, which should be distributed at the first class meeting.  For more details, please read Part I, Rule 7 of the Texas A&M University Student Rules at 

Please contact me as soon as you know you will miss a seminar so that a reasonable alternative can be accommodated.  Unexcused absences will result in a grade of zero for the missed work.  The instructor is under no obligation to provide an opportunity for the student to make up work missed because of an unexcused absence.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities, in Cain Hall or call 845-1637.

Tentative Course Calendar

Please see the Course Calendar page for details.