Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET


A. Body of Knowledge


Ocean Engineering Program was established to prepare the graduates who able to the competencies and able to compete at the national, regional, and international. Education of Ocean Engineering ITB provide supplies of science (Body of Knowledge – BoK) which covers the basic knowledge of science and mathematics, basic science engineering, professionalism applications, and design (engineering) fields Ocean Engineering that includes the principles of ocean waves, acoustic bottom water, coastal protection, coastal structures, offshore structures, geomechanics ocean, harbor, ocean modeling, coastal and ocean environment, marine energy and ocean engineering design. Structurally scientific field of Ocean Engineering Program is shown in Figure 2. The basic science and mathematics and science given basic engineering is the science that corresponds to the field of Ocean Engineering and support functionality, design, and professionalism of the field of Ocean Engineering.kl-s1_1

With the scientific briefing, a graduate of Ocean Engineering Undergraduate Program are expected to be able the basic knowledge, capable to plunge into the world of work or further education followed by gaining mastery levels were prevalent form of knowledge that is followed by comprehension, application and analysis. Figure 2 below illustrates the level of mastery of undergraduate courses compared to the graduate program of Ocean Engineering.

B. Challenges

Some of the challenges to be faced of Ocean Engineering Program in the next decade is:

  1. Indonesia is a maritime country that has a lot of potential to be developed that require a marine human resources in the field of Marine Engineering controls technology based on infrastructure and the physical environment of the sea.
  2. The position of Indonesia which is the confluence of three tectonic plates that caused the Indonesian territory becomes prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. It demanded the Indonesian people to continue to develop the science and technology to predict and prevent the adverse effects of disaster for the community, one of which is done through the development of science and technology fields Marine Engineering.
  3. The existence of the danger of marine pollution due to excessive exploitation of marine resources, necessitating the development of the marine sector to do the planning and implementation of optimal utilization of marine resources and sustainable manner.
  4. The oil and gas exploration activities in Indonesia are moving toward deep water that must be matched by progress in the field of building technology offshore.
  5. The need for increased energy and oil and gas production exceeded that required new sources of energy that can be developed from the use of the energy of ocean currents, wind and waves as an alternative energy source.
  6. The world trend is increasingly integrated since entry into force of the free market will require the support of maritime transport should be supported by marine infrastructure.
  7. The emergence of global warming issues that cause many environmental problems including ocean environment that requires the support of the development of science and technology to reduce the field of Marine Engineering, predict, and prevent the adverse effects arising as a result of the global warming on the ocean environment.

C. Accreditation or Curriculum Standards Reference

Curriculum of Ocean Engineering Program refers to the criteria issued by the International Accreditation Agency ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) Inc., USA. In a document owned by ABET, there is a course curriculum standard techniques including Marine Engineering. Besides referring to the ABET curriculum standards, curriculum 2013 Marine Engineering also refers to the body of knowledge of curriculum issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Marine Engineering Program obtaining international accreditation from ABET in August 2011. ABET Inc. is the accrediting body for the study program engineering and technology in the USA and worldwide. All courses of study leading technique in the USA are accredited by ABET. Accreditation Board was established around 1930, ABET is an independent non-profit organization (not a government agency), a federation of 32 professional and technical experts bonding representation of the approximately 1.8 million professional practitioners. ABET accredits courses and not institutions.

D. References

Documents referenced in the preparation of Ocean Engineering Curriculum 2013 is as follows:

  1. Decree of Academic Senate ITB, Number 11/SK/I1-SA/OT/2012 about Guidelines for Curriculum 2013-2018 ITB;
  2. Decree of Rector ITB, Number 284/SK/I1.A/PP/2012, on December 7, 2012 about Guidelines for Curriculum Development Format 2013-2018 ITB;
  3. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Inc.,
  4. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), “Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century”, 2nd edition, 2008.

In addition to the above reference documents, preparation of Ocean Engineering Curriculum 2013 is also based on the stakeholders consisting of faculty, students, alumni, the graduates of Ocean Engineering ITB, and Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). That recommendation is used to improve the quality of graduates, which is an evaluation every 5 years following the curriculum evaluation on ITB. Mechanism recommendation from stakeholders conducted by the survey through questionnaires and meetings in a discussion forum.

Student surveys conducted every year of college students to see the student’s understanding of the courses. Then the newly graduated students also conducted exit surveys to see an overview of the readiness of graduates for the world of work or further education. Both the surveys are an associated with outcomes assessment graduate (student outcomes) courses. Lecturers input obtained through the discussion forums are conducted in Coastal Engineering and Offshore

Engineering Research Group. The alumni surveys carried out to get an overview and input from alumni about their experiences in the world of work associated with the provision of competence they gain from lectures. Besides the alumni’s survey also used to assess the achievement of the objectives of education courses.

 E. Educational Objectives and Outcomes Graduates

  • Educational Objectives

Educational Objectives of Ocean Engineering Undergraduate Studies Program is to create graduates:

  1. Who works as a professional practitioner in the field of specialty in marine engineering that include: underwater acoustics, protection of coastal and marine environments, coastal structures, offshore structures, ports, marine modeling, coastal and ocean environment, and ocean engineering design.
  2. Who works in a professional and ready to continue higher education in the field of Ocean Engineering.
  3. Who behaves politely, contributing to society, and ready to succeed in a variety of the world of work both nationally and internationally.
  • Outcomes Graduates

Criteria achievements of graduates become main basic fundamentals of Planning Curriculum 2013 ITB. All study programs at ITB including Ocean Engineering Program is preparing to develop criteria desired by graduates after completing studies. Criteria achievements of graduates to be a basic contents and implementation for Curriculum 2013.

After studying at Ocean Engineering Undergraduate Program, a graduates should have :

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and basic engineering science;
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as the ability to analyze and interpret the data;
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturing capabilities, and sustainability;
  4. Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;
  5. Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional responsibility and ethics;
  7. Ability to communicate effectively;
  8. Education vast necessary to understand the impact of the solution of engineering problems in the context of global, economic, environmental, and social;
  9. Understanding of the need for the ability to engage in lifelong learning;
  10. Knowledge of the latest issues;
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and the latest technical equipment necessary for practical engineering;
  12. The knowledge and skills to apply the principles of fluid mechanics and solid, dynamic, hydrostatic, probability and statistics applied to engineering problems;
  13. The knowledge and skills to apply the principles of oceanography, water waves, and underwater acoustics for engineering problems;
  14. Ability to work in groups to perform engineering design at the system level, integrating several technical areas and handle design optimization.

F. Curriculum of Ocean Engineering Undergraduate Program

Compulsory Courses

No. Courses Code Courses Credits No. Courses Code Courses Credits
1 KU206X Religion and Ethics 2 1 KL2200 Basic Engineering Analysis II 3
2 KL2100 Basic Engineering Analysis I 3 2 KU2071 Pancasila and Civic Education 2
3 KL2101 Fluid Mechanics 3 3 KL2201 Water Wave Mechanics 3
4 KL2102 Statics 3 4 KL2202 Mechanics of Materials 3
5 KL2103 Statistic and Probability 2 5 KL2203 Numerical Methods 3
6 KL2104 Marine Geotechnics I 2 6 KL2204 Marine Geotechnics II 2
7 KL2105 Material for Marine Environment 3 7 KL2205 Physical Oceanography 2
Total = 18 Credits
Total = 18 Credits
Total Credits = 36 Credits
No. Courses Code Courses Credits No. Courses Code Courses Credits
1 KL3100 Hydrodynamics 2 1 KL3200 Random Waves 3
2 KL3101 Matrix Methods in Structural Analysis 3 2 KL3201 Structural Dynamics 3
3 KL3102 Reinforced Concrete Structures 3 3 KL3202 Steel Structure 3
4 KL3103 Ocean Engineering Data Acquisition & Analysis 3 4 KL3203 Coastal Processes 3
5 KL3104 Underwater Acoustics 3 5 KL3205 Construction Management of Ocean Structures 3
6 KL3105 Engineering Economics 2 6 KL3204 Laboratory Experimental Methods 3
Total = 16 Credits
Total = 18 Credits
Total Credits 3 = 34 Credits
No. Courses Code Courses Credits No. Courses Code Courses Credits
1 KL4098 Field Project 2 1 KL4099 Final Project 4
2 KL4110 Planning of Port Infrastructure 2 2 KL4210 Design of Berthing Structure 3
3 KL4100 Ocean Environment 3 3 KL4220 Subsea Pipeline 2
4 KL4111 Coastal Structures 2 4 KL4221 Floating Structures 2
5 KL4120 Offshore Platforms 3
Total = 12 Credits
Total = 11 Credits
Total Credits = 23 Credits

Elective Courses

No Courses Code


1 KL3106 Long Waves 2
2 KL3206 Construction Methodof Ocean Structures 2
3 KL3207 Finite Element Method 3
4 KL3208 Boundary Element Method 2
5 KL3209 Reclamation and Dredging 2
6 KL4112 Modeling in Coastal Engineering 2
7 KL4113 Hydrology and Fisheries/Salt Pond Infrastructure 3
8 KL4114 Coastal Zone Management 2
9 KL4121 Basic Ship Engineering 3
10 KL4200 Introduction to Ocean Energy 2
11 KL4211 Port Management and Operations 2


Academic Staff

  • Ahmad Muklis Firdaus, MT (ITB, Indonesia)
  • Andojo Woerjanto, Ph.D. (University of Delaware, Amerika Serikat)
  • Harman Ajiwibowo, Ph.D. (Oregon State University, Amerika Serikat)
  • Hendra Achiari, Ph.D. (Yokohama National University, Jepang)
  • Hendriyawan, Dr. (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
  • Irsan Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Ph.D. (University Rhode Island, Amerika Serikat)
  • Krisnaldi Idris, Ph.D. (Oregon State University, Amerika Serikat)
  • Muslim Muin, Ph.D. (University of Rhode Island, Amerika Serikat)
  • Nita Yuanita, Dr. Eng. (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)
  • Paramashanti, Dr. (Nagoya University, Jepang)
  • Ricky Lukman Tawekal, Ph.D. (University Michigan, Amerika Serikat)
  • Rildova, Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Amerika Serikat)
  • Sri Murti Adiyastuti, Ph.D. (The University Of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Syawaluddin Hutahaean, Dr. (ITB, Indonesia)

H. Contact Address
Ocean Engineering Undergraduate Program,
Faculty of Civil and Environmetal Engineering
Jl. Ganesha No. 10 Bandung 40132
Phone        : +62 22-2511925
Faks         : +62-22-2509117
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