The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory together with the Coastal and Ocean Engineering Program in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University is committed to providing outstanding education to improve the sustainability of coastal areas. Our educational efforts focus on:


Our graduate degree program offers MS, ME, and Ph.D. degrees with required courses to insure that graduates are well-founded in coastal engineering and nearshore science fundamentals that may be applied to the specialty area of their choice.



The Coastal and Ocean Engineering Program offers students the opportunity to work with a number of faculty on a range of research topics including nearshore hydrodynamics, sediment transport, coastal structures, and hazard mitigation.

The ties between the Program and the Wave Research Laboratory ensure that students will have access to state-of-the art facilities for research in coastal and ocean processes.


Because complex coastal problems require multidisciplinary solutions, the Coastal and Ocean Engineering Program has ties to programs in Oceanography, Marine Geology, and Computer Science.

Our Education efforts also include the integration of research and education at the undergraduate level through our REU program.

We also integrate our research and education with programs focusing on K-12 Outreach in science and technology.