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Coastal Engineering Studen installs and tests LiDAR technology used to measure waves and coastal change during storm impact.

Coastal Engineering, B.S.

Address Coastal Challenges From Population Growth to Rising Sea Levels
  • 1st

    University in the U.S. to Offer a Bachelor of Science Degree Focused on Coastal Engineering

  • 10%

    Expected Job Growth by 2022

  • 103

    Among Public National Universities, U.S. News & World Report

As a coastal engineer, your job could include:

Contributing to estuarine, aquatic and/or wetlands restoration, beach nourishment and erosion solutions.

Dredging, marinas and harbors, private and waterfront recreation structures such as fishing piers, marina docking structures and boat launch ramps.

Seawalls, bulkheads, revetments and breakwaters, wave fences and fendering.

Stormwater management, water quality issues and ecology, wetland delineation/mitigation design, wave runup/overtopping analysis.

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Learn To

Study engineering statics, mechanics of solids, fluid mechanics, economic analysis

Learn about coastal wave mechanics, computational modeling, coastal structures

Dig into dredging and beach renourishment

Top it off with a two-semester capstone course

Coastal Engineering Program Overview

Opportunity awaits you at UNCW