College of Ocean Science and Engineering runs 4 doctorate authorization in Marine Engineering Material, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Management, Transportation Safety and Environmental Engineering, Design and Manufacture of Ships and Marine Structures. Also the college runs 2 first-level-discipline master’s degree programs in Safety Science and Engineering and Water conservancy engineering, and runs 6 second-level-discipline master's degree programs in Marine Engineering Material, Design and Manufacture of Ships and Marine Structures, Harbor Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Hydraulic Structure Engineering, Hydrology and water resources. The College runs 5 bachelor's degree programs in Environmental Engineering, Safety Engineering, Harbor Waterway and Coastal Engineering, Shipping and Ocean Engineering, Materials science and engineering. The College develops quickly, and made outstanding achievements in teaching and research.
College of Ocean Science and Engineering has a well-structured and a good academic reputation faculty constituted of 98 lecturers, including 24 professors 20 associate professors. 93% of lecturers have been awarded doctor's degree. The College has 1 Shanghai Teaching Master and 2 Teaching Masters of Shanghai Maritime University. The school currently has 1254 undergraduate students and 292 postgraduate students.
The College's main research areas are: Preparation and corrosion control of steel materials in extreme Marine environment, Microbial adhesion mechanism and antifouling technology of Marine materials, High-tech ship design and manufacturing, Design, construction and performance evaluation of Marine structures, Hydrodynamic performance of ships and Marine structures, Maritime transport safety and public safety engineering, Fire explosion and Hazardous chemical safety, Ship and port pollution prevention technology, Environmental pollution control technology for offshore waters, Coastal and deep seawater dynamics, Port and coastal engineering technology, etc. Deep-sea materials research has reached the international advanced level.
There are more than 14700 square meters of teaching, scientific research experimental areas, and a total investment of nearly RMB 50 million has been inputted in recent years. The institute has possessed two National-level Engineering Practice Education Center (Shanghai Maritime University - Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, Shanghai Maritime University - CCCC Third Harbor Engineering Limited Company).
The College has established collaboration agreements with the relevant enterprises and institutions as practice bases for the students, such as China Shipping Company, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Company, Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration, CCCC Third Harbor Engineering Limited Company, Shanghai Sea Area Development Company, East China Sea Environmental Monitoring Center, and so on.
The College invites foreign experts to give lectures and carry out academic exchanges. Shanghai Maritime University and Massachusetts Maritime Academy have carried out the “2+2”Bi-Bachelor Degree Joint Education Program. Those undergraduates, major in Environmental Engineering and Safety Engineering, who have finished their undergraduate courses in the first two years can continue their study in undergraduate courses and participate in other teaching process in the following two years in Massachusetts Maritime Academy. They can also be awarded bachelor degree of SMU and MMA if they meet the terms concerned stipulated by SMU. In addition, the college each year selects several undergraduates to continue their study for half a year in Massachusetts Maritime Academy.