From the beginning, the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering has been set up to build up a world-class leading program of research and education in oceanography. Teaching and research are mainly focused on physical oceanography, biological oceanography and marine microbiology, marine geophysics, and ocean engineering for the next five years. Faculty at the department will actively participate in, or lead the international ocean research projects/programs aiming to rapidly increase the international exposure of the Southern University of Science and Technology.

Research Areas

The department will emphasize the resources on the frontier researches in ocean plate and the Earth's nterior structure, interactions between the oceanic lithosphere and the marginal seas, marine deposits and resources of gas and oil and mineral deposits; microbial oceanography and geomicrobiology, marine biogeochemistry; ocean circulation and climate, interaction of ocean; atmosphere; technology in ocean engineering, development of new observation tools at deep sea.