Student Education

The following institutions offer coursework that may be of interest to students wanting to work with or design ROVs. Click here for professional (training) programs.

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Educational Programs (Academic)

California State University - Monterey Bay
Location Seaside, CA USA
Phone Phone: 831 582-4120
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS (Earth Systems Science and Policy), MS (Marine Science)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1994
Time to complete: 4 semesters
   
Californian Maritime Academy
Location Vallejo, CA USA
Phone Phone: 707 654-1000
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Majors: Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation and Mechanical Engineering
   
Florida Atlantic
Dept of Ocean Engineering
Location Boco Raton, FL USA
Phone Phone: 561 297 3430
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BA/BS, MS, PhD.
Year Program began Year Program began: 1965
   
Florida Institute of Technology
Dept of Marine and Environmental Systems
Location Melbourne, FL USA
Phone Phone: 321 674-8096
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BA/BS, MS, PhD (Ocean Engineering)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1970
   
Florida State
Academic Diving Program
Location Tallahassee, Florida USA
   
Global Marine Subsea Training
Location Portland, United Kingdom
Phone Phone: +44 (0) 1305 828104
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Global Marine Subsea Training, offer IMCA aligned ROV training courses for new entrants into the industry as well as a certificate of competency scheme, and further training and development courses that takes new entrant ROV Pilot Technicians through to ROV Supervisors.
   
Grays Harbor College
Location Aberdeen, WA USA
Phone Phone: 800 562-4830
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Associate in Applied Science (Fisheries Technology, Natural Resources Technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1968
Time to complete: 6 quarters
   
John Hopkins
Location Baltimore, MD USA
Phone Phone: 410 516-6451
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS (Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Mechanics), MSE and PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
   
Maine Maitime Academy Corning School of Ocean Studies
Location Castine, ME USA
Phone Phone: 207 326-2206
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS (Marine Science, Marine Systems Engineering)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1990
Time to complete: 5 semesters
   
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Location Cambridge, MA USA
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS, Combined Bachelor's and Master's, (Ocean Engineering); MS (Ocean Engineering / Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering), M.Eng (Ocean Engineering), PhD (Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Oceanographic Engineering, and Ocean Systems Management)
   
Massachusetts Marine Academy
Location Buzzards Bay, MA USA
Phone Phone: 508 830-5000
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS (International Maritime Business, Marine Engineering, Marine Transportation, Facilities and Environmental Engineering and Marine Safety and Environmental Protection)
   
Monterey Peninsula College Marine Science and Technology Education
Location Monterey, CA USA
Phone Phone: 831 645-1393
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: AS
Time to complete: 2 semesters
   
National Polytechnic College of Engineering and Oceaneering
College of Oceaneering Division Wilmington, CA; San Diego, CA; and Honolulu, Hawaii
Location Honolulu, HI USA
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degree offered: Associate of Science Degree in Marine Technology (includes for example, commercial diving, dive medicine, and underwater nondestructive testing and wet welding).
Time to complete: 9 quarters
   
Rutger University - Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (RUCOOL)
Location Honolulu, HI USA
Phone Phone: 732 932-6555 x 501
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: MS (Operational Oceanography)
   
Scipps Institute of Oceanography
University of California - San Diego
Location New Brunswick, NJ USA
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Ph.D. (Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences)
   
Stanford University Underwater Robotics (Aerospace Robotics Laboratory)
Location Palo Alto, CA USA
   
Stevens Institute of Technology
Davidson Laboratory Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Location Hoboken, NJ USA
Phone Phone: 201 216-5290
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: M.Eng (civil, environmental and ocean engineering; maritime systems), PhD (environmental or ocean engineering)
   
Texas A&M University
Coastal and Ocean Engineering
Location College Station, TX USA
Phone Phone: 979 845-4515
   
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Location Kings Point,, NY USA
Degrees/Majors offered Details:United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, New York Degrees offered: BS (Marine Transportation, Maritime Operations and Technology, Marine Engineering, Marine Engineering Systems)
   
United States Naval Academy
Location Annapolis, MD USA
Phone Phone: 410 293-1000
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS (Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering)
   
University of California - Berkeley
Ocean Engineering
Location Berkeley, CA USA
Phone Phone: 510 642-6000
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: MS, PhD
   
University of Delaware
Center for Applied Coastal Research, Ocean Engineering Laboratory
Location Newark, DE USA
Phone Phone: 302-831-6531
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, graduate students working in the center can earn a Masters or a Ph.D. degree in coastal engineering, ocean engineering.
   
University of Hawaii - Manoa
Dept. of Ocean and Resource Engineering
Location Honolulu, HI USA
Phone Phone: 808 956-7572
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: MS, PhD
Year Program began Year Program began: 1996
Time to complete: 4-8 semesters
   
University of Michigan
Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Location Ann Arbor, MI USA
Phone Phone: 734 764-6470
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: B.S.E. (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering), M.Eng., M.S., M.S.E., Professional and/or Ph.D. degrees
   
University of New Orleans
School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Location New Orleans, LA USA
Phone Phone: 504 280-7180
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS, MS in Engineering (Concentration in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering), Ph.D. (Engineering and Applied Sciences- Research in Applied Mechanics).
   
University of Rhode Island
Dept. of Ocean Engineering
Location Narragansett, RI USA
Phone Phone: 401 874-6139
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: B.S., M.S., and Ph.D
   
University of South Carolina
Marine Science Program
Location Columbia, SC USA
Phone Phone: 803 777-2692
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BA/BS, MS, PhD (marine science/oceanography)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1972
Time to complete: 8 semesters
   
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Location Woods Hole, MA USA
Phone Phone: 508 289-2219
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Ph.D and Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) (MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Applied Ocean Science and Engineering)
   
Location Jacksonville, FL USA
Phone Phone: 1-888 974-2232 or 904 766-7736
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Commercial diving program and specialist courses, including operating remote controlled vehicles, underwater welding, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), and dive medicine.
Year Program began Year Program began: 1995
   
Location Camden, NJ USA
Phone Phone: 800 238-3483 (DIVE)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1977
Time to complete: 5 months
   
Location Seattle, WA USA
Phone Phone: 800-634-8377
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Vocational certificates offered: Non-Destructive Testing Level II, HAZWOPER, 1st Aid CPR, HAT Repair, Commercial SCUBA, OSHA Rigging, Job Safety Analysis Certification, International Commercial Diving Certification
Year Program began Year Program began: 1968
Time to complete: 7 months
   
Location , USA
Degrees/Majors offered Details:he 40-hour surface supplied diving certificate course comprises four days of intense training sessions designed to support the operations of public safety dive teams and the scientific diving community. Course curriculum includes regulatory compliance training including OSHA, DOT, and ADC diving regulations, advanced diving medicine, physiology and physics, and line-tended/surface-supplied diving searching. The training program is open to any interested divers with a minimum of advanced diver certification and training in first aid and CPR.
Year Program began Year Program began: 1975
   
Location , United Kingdom
Phone Phone: 44 (0)1752 558080
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Offers training in Great Britain or at a clients own facilities abroad. Commercial diver training, technicians courses, diver medic courses, management and supervisory courses.
Year Program began Year Program began: 1985
   
Location St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Phone Phone: 800 563-5799
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Vocational
Year Program began Year Program began: 2003
   
Location Moss Landing, CA USA
Phone Phone: 831 775-1700
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Current Projects: ROV and AUV enhancements are technology-based projects.
   
Location Monterey, CA USA
Phone Phone: 408 656-3462
   
Location Houston, TX USA
Phone Phone: 1-800 321-0298 or 281-530 0202
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Offers commercial diver training, underwater welding, ROVs, ROV Technician, and NDT weld inspector training.
Year Program began Year Program began: 1969
   
Location Santa Barbara, CA USA
Phone Phone: 805-965-0581 x 2426 or x2427
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Vocational, AS Certificates offered: Marine Technician, ANSI/ACDE Certification, ADC Commercial Diving
Year Program began Year Program began: 1968
Time to complete: 2 semesters
   
Location , Philippines
Phone Phone: Philippines: 63 (0) 2706 0413, UK: 44 (0) 845 869 2038, USA: 1 281 220-6710
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Courses held in the Philippines at IDESS (International Development and Environmental Shipping School) in cooperation with IDESS Maritime Centre (Subic) Inc.
Time to complete: 3 weeks with an electrical or electronics qualification and/or working history required.
   
Location , United Kingdom
Phone Phone: +44 (0) 1245 703314
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Courses take place at Global Marine Systems Ltd's training school in Chelmsford, Essex in Great Britain for the first two weeks of classroom/simulator training and at their depot in Portland, Dorset for the final week of practical maintenance & piloting skills.
Offers ROV Pilot/Technician induction courses.
   
Location Fort William, Aberdeen, Scotland
Phone Phone: + 44 (0) 1397 7003 786
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Commercial diver training includes a course on ROV handling, repair and piloting that has run for over ten years. Module 1 is Electronics Understanding and Fault-Finding skills; Module 2 is the ROV Pilot / Maintenance Technician aspect.
Time to complete: Time to complete: 7-weeks; course is designed for the novice with no experience so experienced electronic engineers can start at week 5.
   
Location Tasmania, Australia
Phone Phone: + 61 3 6383 4844
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Commercial diver training includes a course on ROV handling, repair and piloting that has run for over ten years. Module 1 is Electronics Understanding and Fault-Finding skills; Module 2 is the ROV Pilot / Maintenance Technician aspect.
Time to complete: Time to complete: 7-weeks; course is designed for the novice with no experience so experienced electronic engineers can start at week 5.
   

Professional Training Programs (vocational)

Location Seaside, CA USA
Phone Phone: 831 582-4120
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS (Earth Systems Science and Policy), MS (Marine Science)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1994
Time to complete: 4 semesters
   
Location Vallejo, CA USA
Phone Phone: 707 654-1000
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Majors: Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation and Mechanical Engineering
   
Location Boco Raton, FL USA
Phone Phone: 561 297 3430
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BA/BS, MS, PhD.
Year Program began Year Program began: 1965
   
Location Melbourne, FL USA
Phone Phone: 321 674-8096
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BA/BS, MS, PhD (Ocean Engineering)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1970
   
Location Tallahassee, Florida USA
   
Location Portland, United Kingdom
Phone Phone: +44 (0) 1305 828104
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Global Marine Subsea Training, offer IMCA aligned ROV training courses for new entrants into the industry as well as a certificate of competency scheme, and further training and development courses that takes new entrant ROV Pilot Technicians through to ROV Supervisors.
   
Location Aberdeen, WA USA
Phone Phone: 800 562-4830
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Associate in Applied Science (Fisheries Technology, Natural Resources Technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1968
Time to complete: 6 quarters
   
Location Baltimore, MD USA
Phone Phone: 410 516-6451
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS (Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Mechanics), MSE and PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
   
Location Castine, ME USA
Phone Phone: 207 326-2206
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS (Marine Science, Marine Systems Engineering)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1990
Time to complete: 5 semesters
   
Location Cambridge, MA USA
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS, Combined Bachelor's and Master's, (Ocean Engineering); MS (Ocean Engineering / Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering), M.Eng (Ocean Engineering), PhD (Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Oceanographic Engineering, and Ocean Systems Management)
   
Location Buzzards Bay, MA USA
Phone Phone: 508 830-5000
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS (International Maritime Business, Marine Engineering, Marine Transportation, Facilities and Environmental Engineering and Marine Safety and Environmental Protection)
   
Location Monterey, CA USA
Phone Phone: 831 645-1393
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: AS
Time to complete: 2 semesters
   
Location Honolulu, HI USA
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degree offered: Associate of Science Degree in Marine Technology (includes for example, commercial diving, dive medicine, and underwater nondestructive testing and wet welding).
Time to complete: 9 quarters
   
Location Honolulu, HI USA
Phone Phone: 732 932-6555 x 501
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: MS (Operational Oceanography)
   
Location New Brunswick, NJ USA
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Ph.D. (Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences)
   
Location Palo Alto, CA USA
   
Location Hoboken, NJ USA
Phone Phone: 201 216-5290
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: M.Eng (civil, environmental and ocean engineering; maritime systems), PhD (environmental or ocean engineering)
   
Location College Station, TX USA
Phone Phone: 979 845-4515
   
Location Kings Point,, NY USA
Degrees/Majors offered Details:United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, New York Degrees offered: BS (Marine Transportation, Maritime Operations and Technology, Marine Engineering, Marine Engineering Systems)
   
Location Annapolis, MD USA
Phone Phone: 410 293-1000
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS (Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering)
   
Location Berkeley, CA USA
Phone Phone: 510 642-6000
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: MS, PhD
   
Location Newark, DE USA
Phone Phone: 302-831-6531
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, graduate students working in the center can earn a Masters or a Ph.D. degree in coastal engineering, ocean engineering.
   
Location Honolulu, HI USA
Phone Phone: 808 956-7572
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: MS, PhD
Year Program began Year Program began: 1996
Time to complete: 4-8 semesters
   
Location Ann Arbor, MI USA
Phone Phone: 734 764-6470
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: B.S.E. (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering), M.Eng., M.S., M.S.E., Professional and/or Ph.D. degrees
   
Location New Orleans, LA USA
Phone Phone: 504 280-7180
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BS, MS in Engineering (Concentration in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering), Ph.D. (Engineering and Applied Sciences- Research in Applied Mechanics).
   
Location Narragansett, RI USA
Phone Phone: 401 874-6139
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: B.S., M.S., and Ph.D
   
Location Columbia, SC USA
Phone Phone: 803 777-2692
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: BA/BS, MS, PhD (marine science/oceanography)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1972
Time to complete: 8 semesters
   
Location Woods Hole, MA USA
Phone Phone: 508 289-2219
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Ph.D and Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) (MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Applied Ocean Science and Engineering)
   
Commercial Diving Academy
Location Jacksonville, FL USA
Phone Phone: 1-888 974-2232 or 904 766-7736
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Commercial diving program and specialist courses, including operating remote controlled vehicles, underwater welding, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), and dive medicine.
Year Program began Year Program began: 1995
   
Diver's Academy
Professional Commercial Diving
Location Camden, NJ USA
Phone Phone: 800 238-3483 (DIVE)
Year Program began Year Program began: 1977
Time to complete: 5 months
   
Divers Institute of Technology
Professional Commercial Diving
Location Seattle, WA USA
Phone Phone: 800-634-8377
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Vocational certificates offered: Non-Destructive Testing Level II, HAZWOPER, 1st Aid CPR, HAT Repair, Commercial SCUBA, OSHA Rigging, Job Safety Analysis Certification, International Commercial Diving Certification
Year Program began Year Program began: 1968
Time to complete: 7 months
   
Florida State University's Academic Diving Program
FSU main campus in Tallahassee, FL and Edward Ball Marine Laboratory at Turkey Bayou (northwest Florida coast).
Location , USA
Degrees/Majors offered Details:he 40-hour surface supplied diving certificate course comprises four days of intense training sessions designed to support the operations of public safety dive teams and the scientific diving community. Course curriculum includes regulatory compliance training including OSHA, DOT, and ADC diving regulations, advanced diving medicine, physiology and physics, and line-tended/surface-supplied diving searching. The training program is open to any interested divers with a minimum of advanced diver certification and training in first aid and CPR.
Year Program began Year Program began: 1975
   
Interdive Services
Location , United Kingdom
Phone Phone: 44 (0)1752 558080
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Offers training in Great Britain or at a clients own facilities abroad. Commercial diver training, technicians courses, diver medic courses, management and supervisory courses.
Year Program began Year Program began: 1985
   
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Fisheries and Marine Institute, Center for Marine Simulation
Location St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Phone Phone: 800 563-5799
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Vocational
Year Program began Year Program began: 2003
   
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Research and Development Division
Location Moss Landing, CA USA
Phone Phone: 831 775-1700
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Current Projects: ROV and AUV enhancements are technology-based projects.
   
Naval Postgraduate School
Center for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Research
Location Monterey, CA USA
Phone Phone: 408 656-3462
   
Ocean Corporation
Location Houston, TX USA
Phone Phone: 1-800 321-0298 or 281-530 0202
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Offers commercial diver training, underwater welding, ROVs, ROV Technician, and NDT weld inspector training.
Year Program began Year Program began: 1969
   
Santa Barbara City College
Marine Diving Technology Program
Location Santa Barbara, CA USA
Phone Phone: 805-965-0581 x 2426 or x2427
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Degrees offered: Vocational, AS Certificates offered: Marine Technician, ANSI/ACDE Certification, ADC Commercial Diving
Year Program began Year Program began: 1968
Time to complete: 2 semesters
   
Subnet Services Ltd.
Location , Philippines
Phone Phone: Philippines: 63 (0) 2706 0413, UK: 44 (0) 845 869 2038, USA: 1 281 220-6710
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Courses held in the Philippines at IDESS (International Development and Environmental Shipping School) in cooperation with IDESS Maritime Centre (Subic) Inc.
Time to complete: 3 weeks with an electrical or electronics qualification and/or working history required.
   
Subserv Ltd
Location , United Kingdom
Phone Phone: +44 (0) 1245 703314
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Courses take place at Global Marine Systems Ltd's training school in Chelmsford, Essex in Great Britain for the first two weeks of classroom/simulator training and at their depot in Portland, Dorset for the final week of practical maintenance & piloting skills.
Offers ROV Pilot/Technician induction courses.
   
Underwater Center - Aberdeen
Location Fort William, Aberdeen, Scotland
Phone Phone: + 44 (0) 1397 7003 786
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Commercial diver training includes a course on ROV handling, repair and piloting that has run for over ten years. Module 1 is Electronics Understanding and Fault-Finding skills; Module 2 is the ROV Pilot / Maintenance Technician aspect.
Time to complete: Time to complete: 7-weeks; course is designed for the novice with no experience so experienced electronic engineers can start at week 5.
   
Underwater Center - Tasmania
Location Tasmania, Australia
Phone Phone: + 61 3 6383 4844
Degrees/Majors offered Details:Commercial diver training includes a course on ROV handling, repair and piloting that has run for over ten years. Module 1 is Electronics Understanding and Fault-Finding skills; Module 2 is the ROV Pilot / Maintenance Technician aspect.
Time to complete: Time to complete: 7-weeks; course is designed for the novice with no experience so experienced electronic engineers can start at week 5.