The sciences studied in the Marine Engineering are very close to those studied in Civil Engineering as the parenting science field, especially in the course of Water Resources Engineering. In Civil Engineering, the subjects are related to water infrastructure located from upstream to downstream of the river and the coastal area. While in the Marine Engineering, the marine infrastructure to be studied is located from the seashore to the high sea.
In Marine Engineering study program, the students will be equipped with knowledge about the marine, offshore construction, the coastal process of shore protection building, nautical engineering, underwater acoustics, marine hydrodynamics, and pollutant dispersion. Marine Engineering students will also learn the data related to marine and coastal conditions and how to process these data. From the results, a student can engineer and design correct structures for coastal, marine, and various others on-water surface buildings.
In designing a pier, a variety of data need to be calculated starting from the condition of the beach where the pier would be built, as in its bathymetry (underwater contour), its soil type. They also include the data of the pier capacity, and the size of ships to utilize pier. Marine Engineering students are also equipped with the knowledge to use software which will help students observe and understand the actual conditions and problems.
In addition to designing new constructions, the duty of a Marine Engineering graduate also includes the maintenance/repair of the existing buildings, and the control of marine environmental problems using advanced computer simulations. In principle, the subject matters to be studied are heavily related to the science of applied physics, especially mechanics.